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#DoYouABA on Jan. 23 to win with the Law Student Division

January 11, 2018

Do you want a chance to win a Platinum Quimbee Membership ($500 value)? Gather your favorite ABA memories, posts, pictures, articles, blogs, etc. and share them on Facebook or Twitter on January 23, 2018. Make sure your post is public and includes the hashtag #DoYouABA! If

2017 Year in Review

Measuring a year: Student Lawyer's top posts of 2017

January 10, 2018

We're a week into 2018 already – time flies when you're trying to escape the weirdness that was 2017! Look at the top news stories on the ABA Journal's recap of last year and you'll find a lot of Donald Trump tales – James Comey's firing, the travel ban, his

Marquita Christy

Remembering Marquita Christy, former LSD board member

December 03, 2017

The Law Student Division is saddened to learn of the passing of Marquita Christy, a former circuit governor and member of the Law Student Division Board of Governors from 2015 to 2017. Marquita was a student at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, La. Funeral services

Rene Morency

Does ABA involvement as a student matter? It depends

August 24, 2017

After a few years doing the law school thing, I can confirm that some of my choices have worked rather well, and some of my choices have worked rather poorly.  Among the former, fortunately, was my decision to become involved with several bar associations, including the ABA. In addition to active

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Your second chance to become an ABA liaison

April 13, 2017

Our first round of applications for ABA Law Student Division liaison posts has ended – but we've still got plenty of ABA groups who want to work with you! So if you're looking for a leadership opportunity – and you will be a 2L or 3L next year – why are you waiting?

Thomas Kim and Meredith Parnell

Meet the newly elected ABA Law Student Division officers

March 23, 2017

You, the voter, have spoken – spring council elections are over, and the results are in! The ABA’s Law Student Division would like to introduce Thomas E. Kim as the 2017-2018 Division Chair and Meredith Parnell as the 2017-2018 Law Student At-Large on the ABA Board of Governors. Thomas is a rising 3L at

Student Lawyer's top posts of 2016 (and then some)

January 03, 2017

It's the time of year where blogs and other news outlets like the ABA Journal look back on 2016 and tell you what their greatest hits were. At Student Lawyer, we're tackling the task in the same fashion – and giving it our own twist. See, we've only been

DREAM Initiative

LSD dares to DREAM with Initiative

December 01, 2016

By KAREEM AREF This year, the ABA Law Student Division is raising the bar and working toward the law student dream. At the 2016 ABA Annual meeting in August, LSD leaders created a plan to make strides in five essential policy areas for law students across the nation. Coined the DREAM Initiative,

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Our birthday present – getting ranked in the Blawg 100!

December 01, 2016

It was a little more than a year ago that the ABA Law Student Division launched, and Before the Bar shared its first post with the law student community.  Now, we have our first badge of honor. The ABA Journal has named our blog, a collection of tips

Members of the Law Student Division House of Delegates vote on resolutions at the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Law Student Division tests new caucuses

September 01, 2016

Now that the Law Student Division has elected to alter its bylaws to cut the circuit governor structure and work more directly through the LSD Assembly, it’s a good time to reflect on the process and the division’s future.

Jack Rives

Podcast: Transitioning from Military Law to Civilian Practice

August 30, 2016

In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Sandy Gallant-Jones speaks with General Jack Rives, executive director of the American Bar Association, about his career as a military lawyer, his transition to civilian life, and his current role within the ABA. Jack reminisces about his passion for the legal

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Cut your law school costs with Premium benefits

August 25, 2016

Law students can now upgrade their free American Bar Association membership to Premium to access exclusive benefits and savings. Learn More About ABA Premium Premium ABA members get exclusive savings on bar review courses; get 20% off and free shipping on West Academic case books

Fabiani Duarte

Last dance: A fond farewell from the outgoing chair

August 10, 2016

Paulette Brown, the outgoing President of the ABA, and I had a lot to celebrate on the last weekend of our terms at the 2016 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. One of the many successes we both couldn't stop smiling about as we danced at the President’s Reception on Saturday

Josephine Bahn

Why you should apply to be Vice Chair - SBA

June 10, 2016

The deadline to apply for our remaining four open positions on the Law Student Division board is June 15. Earlier, our delegates talked about their positions. Now, let's get you caught up on what it means to be Vice Chair - Student Bar Associations.

Andrew Rhoden and Zac Berkstresser

Why you should become a division delegate

May 23, 2016

You have less than a month to apply to join the ABA Law Student Division's leadership team. There are four positions open – Vice Chair of Student Bar Associations and three division delegates to the ABA House of Delegates. Today, we'd like to talk about the

Andrew Rhoden

So you want to be an ABA delegate? Here's what it's like.

April 25, 2016

The Law Student Division is currently looking to fill our final four board positions for 2016-2017: Vice Chair of Student Bar Associations and our three delegates to the ABA House of Delegates. Let's focus on that last one for a bit. It's a position that puts you

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Student leaders recognized through the ABA Law Student Division

April 18, 2016

Five outstanding individuals were recently recognized by the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association for his or her hard work, dedication, passion and enthusiasm displayed over the last year on the Law Student Division board. The awards given were the Star of the Division awards, the Silver Key

Student Lawyer March 2016

Student Lawyer: The Tech Issue

March 25, 2016

The latest edition of Student Lawyer is out today – and it's all about the latest technology you need to know and the apps you'll use in your education and career. Watch for your copy by mail or check out the online versions of the information. You should understand and embrace

Kareem Aref

Presenting our 2016-2017 Board of Governors

March 14, 2016

The Law Student Division is pleased to announce its incoming Board of Governors. Chair-Elect Kareem Aref University of California - Davis School of Law Vice Chair - Elect Marcus Sandifer Emory University School of Law Law Student Representative to the Board of Governors-Elect John Louros New York Law School Secretary-Treasurer-Elect Eun Hyung "Thomas" Kim Arizona State University - Sandra Day O’Connor College


Special invitation for students to ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago

March 09, 2016

Here is a special invitation for law students from Steve Best, Chair of the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Committee: Back in 1986, when the very first ABA TECHSHOW took place, we were using this great new technology called fax machines. Now, we’re using little "know-it-all" handheld devices called smartphones

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One more week to apply to become a liaison!

March 08, 2016

If you want to network, the ABA Law Student Division's liaison program is the way to do it. A liaison’s entire goal is to build a relationship with the leadership of an ABA entity. Not only will you interact with experienced ABA lawyer leaders, but many groups subsidize participation by funding liaison

Fabiani Duarte

The state of the Law Student Division

March 03, 2016

It's the time of year in the Law Student Division when our 15 circuits hold their meetings. And leading up to them, Fabiani Duarte, division chair, updated the circuits on law student member benefits and advocacy issues – the Uniform Bar Exam, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, and paid credit