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My life as an ABA delegate

March 01, 2016

Get involved, they say! It’ll be good for your career—and it’ll be fun! If you’ve heard that recommendation and been wondering what volunteering for an ABA role might involve, I can offer insights based on my position as a 2015-2016 delegate.

Marcus Sandifer, Madison Burke, Carol Rugh

The Docket: Circuit meetings on tap

February 19, 2016

February brings a flurry of activity to the ABA. It started with the Midyear Meeting in San Diego. Now it's time for the Law Student Division's 15 circuits to hold their gatherings. Here's a roundup of what you can find in your area: 1st Circuit: When: February 27 at 11 a.m. Where: Suffolk University,

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It's our awards season, too

February 19, 2016

Last week, it was the Grammys. In two Sundays, it's the Oscars' turn. It's not just the stars' turn for award season, though – we'd like to hand out some hardware as well. It's time for you to tell us who the Law Student Division should honor for the 2015-2016 year. Each

The 2016 Negotiation Competition: Final results

The 2016 Negotiation Competition: Final results

February 09, 2016

The final rounds of the 2015-2016 ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition were held Feb. 5 and Feb. 6 in San Diego during the ABA's Midyear Meeting. The winners were the team of Mackenzie Drutowski and Jeffrey Wysong of Northwestern University School of Law (pictured at top). More photos are available

Sun sets on another ABA Midyear Meeting

Sun sets on another ABA Midyear Meeting

February 09, 2016

We're back from San Diego, where the American Bar Association went to catch some sun and do some business at the 2016 Midyear Meeting. And since most students just aren't able to make it, here's a recap of what happened. Resolution 109 passed at the House of Delegates on Monday! That's

A bit of midyear music: Catch up with Paula Boggs in San Diego

A bit of midyear music: Catch up with Paula Boggs in San Diego

February 01, 2016

You may have seen our testimonials on our homepage. One of them comes from Paula Boggs, the retired executive vice president and general counsel of Starbucks Coffee Company. We're glad to feature her reasons for being an ABA member. And we're also excited to catch her show this week in San Diego,

February starts with a full calendar this week

February starts with a full calendar this week

February 01, 2016

February brings us a host of special days. We put our meteorological hopes for an early spring in a rodent on Groundhog Day tomorrow. National African American History Month gets an extra day with Leap Year upon us. And while you might be gearing up for Super Bowl Sunday, the

Arbitration Competition: The 2015-2016 winners

Arbitration Competition: The 2015-2016 winners

January 28, 2016

On Jan. 22 and 23, the regional champions in the 2015-2016 ABA Law Student Division Arbitration Competition gathered in Chicago to battle it out and crown the overall winner. This year's topic was data security breach. Here are the results: First Place: Mississippi College School of Law Caylan Dunnells Ira Rushing Matt Walton Ed

Write for us

Write for us

January 07, 2016

The law is a deeply complex subject. And I know virtually nothing about it. Which is why I need a little help from you with the subject material. I've only spent about five years on in the legal field – four years at a legal newspaper and magazine in Chicago and a half

Learn more about becoming a Law Student Division leader

Learn more about becoming a Law Student Division leader

January 06, 2016

Last month, we told you about joining our Board of Governors for the 2016-2017 year. The Jan. 15 deadline is fast approaching to get your application in for chair, vice-chair, secretary-treasurer, rep to the ABA's Board of Governors, Student Lawyer student editor, or one of our 15 circuit governorships. Still

Welcome to the new ABA for Law Students

Welcome to the new ABA for Law Students

December 02, 2015

Fellow law students, legal career job-hunters, and aspiring attorneys, I’d like to welcome you to our new ABA Law Student Division website and our Student Lawyer blog. Here you’ll find useful tools like a leads on jobs and internships, free and quality Quimbee study aids, and practical advice featured

Before the Bar Blog guidelines

Blog Guidelines

November 01, 2015

Mission Bringing together a diversity of opinions, experiences, and voices from people associated with the law anywhere in the world (but primarily, the 50 states). The content is targeted to law students, current, past, and future. Size of blog posts

Barry Law Serves Up Barbecue and Taxes

April 01, 2015

By Nicole Israel NICOLE ISRAEL, a 4L evening student at New York Law School, is student editor of Student Lawyer . If taxes are one of life’s certainties, then what better way to ease the aggravation than with a good old-fashioned barbecue? Barry University—Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law received an ABA

University of Manitoba Students Out-Negotiate Competitors

April 01, 2015

By Avery Mayne AVERY MAYNE is a 3L at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and served as national student director for the ABA Law Student Division Negotiation Competition. The media glorifies lawyers as heroes of the courtroom. Many law students rank the portrayals popular characters such as Atticus Finch, Assistant D.A.

Stetson Law and Mizzou Law Triumph in ABA Arbitration Competition

April 01, 2015

By Nicole Israel   NICOLE ISRAEL, a 4L evening student at New York Law School, is student editor of Student Lawyer .   This year, two sets of champions emerged from the 10th anniversary of the 2014–15 ABA Law Student Division’s Arbitration Competition. Stetson University College of Law and the University of Missouri School of

Silence Equals Death: Exploring Solutions to Our Nation’s Heroin Epidemic

April 01, 2015

By Lauren A. Rousseau LAUREN A. ROUSSEAU is a professor of law at Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills, Michigan. She serves on the board of directors of Home of New Vision, a nonprofit organization providing comprehensive treatment and support for those

SBA presidents elect new vice chair

November 11, 2011

After being elected to her second term as Whittier Law School’s Student Bar Association (SBA) president in April, Michelle Philo won another election in August.