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Rep Rewards Winners

ABA Rep Rewards winners named for Fall 2020

January 11, 2021

The ABA Law Student Division congratulates the winners of the Fall 2020 Rep Rewards contests. Fall 2020 Semester Winners (most points accumulated): 1st place: Sarah Volmy, Western Michigan Cooley School of Law – 5,768 total points2nd place: Celyn Whitt, University of Wyoming

Liaisons

Become a liaison: Be a leader in your area of interest!

September 18, 2020

Interested in serving as a liaison?  Know someone that may be interested?  The Law Student Division has a few open liaison positions. The ABA student liaison program immerses students into ABA leadership by placing them in ABA entities. There’s no better way to make connections with experienced

Judy Perry Martinez and Trish Refo

ABA Leaders to law students: 'We hear you'

September 01, 2020

The future is uncertain for law students, and ABA Presidents Judy Perry Martinez and Trish Refo are leading the ABA in an effort to make it less so.

Conisha Hackett

The ABA and I: How we met

September 06, 2019

Hi, my name is Conisha, and I am your Delegate for Diversity and Inclusion. Now that introductions are out of the way, let me tell you a little bit about my pathway to this position. While I would like to start with the usual “once upon a time”

Diversity

Make diversity part of your bar group's future plans—it's essential!

March 19, 2019

As bar leaders, lawyers can successfully integrate diversity into your bar, into your leadership, and into your future plans for your organization. Today, I’m happy to talk about how you as bar leaders can successfully integrate diversity into your bar, into your leadership, and into

Law Student Division Council

Meet your national law student leaders

November 01, 2018

Last issue, we mentioned that the ABA’s Law Student Division Council comprises seven law students with distinct positions. We introduced you to the education director last issue, and this month, we want you to meet seven other students who have your back when it comes to ABA policies and programs.

Sammy Chang

How the LSD Education Director makes a difference

September 01, 2018

The ABA’s Law Student Division Council is comprised of seven law students with distinct positions. The education director is a unique and one of the most critical Council roles.

Bob Carlson

Bob Carlson's blueprint for his year as ABA president

August 07, 2018

All ABA presidents are sworn to follow the policies of our Association, adopted by our House of Delegates. We value due process and democratic input with the consensus of state and local bar associations from every state, plus specialty bar associations and the ABA’s full range of expertise from all our sections and divisions. Yes, we are driven by ideology, but let’s be clear what our ideology is.

Student Lawyer January February 2018

Student Lawyer: Becoming tomorrow's legal leader

January 12, 2018

How do you create career opportunities for yourself? One way is to develop leadership skills—and it’s never too early to do that. The January/February 2018 issue of Student Lawyer gets you off the starting square and on your way.

Start now to become tomorrow’s legal leader

January 01, 2018

Leadership is a skill that’s essential to most legal roles. As student now and shortly a new lawyer, you may think you’re not qualified to assume a leadership role today or when you land your first legal job because of youth, inexperience, or your short tenure on the job. However,

It started in the Law Student Division

January 01, 2018

It began in 1976 when I was the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division representative for my law school. It—meaning my active involvement in the ABA— has continued for the past 41 years. And it has positively impacted me as an attorney and a person

Tracy Davis

Tracy Davis talks about the SEC, Women in the Profession

October 16, 2017

Tracy Davis has served as the Assistant Regional Director of the Division of Enforcement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's San Francisco office for over fifteen years. Here, she offers her insights into her work in both the private and public sectors, and speaks candidly about her experience navigating a legal career as a first generation lawyer and woman of color.

John Mitchell

ABA leadership profile: John Mitchell, Law Practice Division

May 18, 2017

Name: John “The Purple Coach” Mitchell Hometown: Chicago Position in Law Practice Division:  Chair Current Employer: KM Advisors, LLC Practice Areas:  I do not practice law and haven’t since 1995.  I own a boutique company that helps lawyers learn the many skills necessary to be successful owners of their firms or to

Miss Freedom Fighter Esquire

Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire: Empowering the leaders of tomorrow

April 17, 2017

Every day, lawyers make a difference in the lives of people by serving as gatekeepers of justice. History demonstrates the important role that lawyers have played in promoting justice and advancing social change. Whether it be protecting the rights of children (Marian Wright Edelman), promoting equal access to

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

Morgan Nelson

7 things I've learned as a law student leader

August 29, 2016

As a law student with a Public Administration Master's Degree, I have learned so much from my time on the Law Student Division Board of Governors about real-life professional networks and how they are mobilized through my time on the LSD Board. From a legal perspective, a developing professional's perspective,

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

Carol Langford

Meet a leader: Carol Langford

June 08, 2016

In addition to serving as a liaison to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, Carol Langford teaches at the University of San Francisco School of Law and the University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. She co-authored "Legal Ethics in the Practice of Law," "Legal Ethics: Rules, Statutes and Comparisons" and "The Moral Compass of the American Lawyer: Truth, Justice, Power and Greed." She talks here with Natasha Galvez about her career and about her work in ethics.

Tom Grella

Leadership Profile: Tom Grella

April 14, 2016

Tom Grella is a House of Governors delegate from the ABA’s Law Practice Division. He talked with Peggy Liu, ABA Law Student Division delegate and liaison to the division, about his experience and role. Q: How did you decide on pursuing law as a career?  A: I was actually studying to

Linda Chanow

Leadership Profile: Linda Chanow

March 31, 2016

Linda Chanow is executive director of The University of Texas School of Law's Center for Women in Law.  She is a liaison to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession. She also co-chaired the ABA's Toolkit for Gender Equity in Partner Compensation, an initiative of the ABA

Liaison - Dictionary

Mental Health Day: Two opportunities to make an impact

March 29, 2016

So you've been following our Mental Health Day content for the past two days. Now you think it's time for you to make a difference. Well, we've got two great opportunities for you to get involved through the Law Student Division.

Katy Goshtasbi

Leadership profile: Katy Goshtasbi of the Law Practice Division

January 21, 2016

Katy Goshtasbi is the secretary of the ABA’s Law Practice Division. She talked with Peggy Liu, ABA Law Student Division delegate and liaison to the division, about her experience and role. Q: How did you decide on pursuing law as a career?  A: I always wanted to be a securities lawyer because (1)

Get on board our Board of Governors

Hangout recap: Becoming a law student leader

January 11, 2016

Earlier today, Jordan Glasgow, 8th Circuit governor and elections chair, led a Google Hangout on our upcoming elections. The panel talked about the leadership positions that are available in the ABA Law Student Division. Applications for these positions are due Jan. 15. On the panel with information about our