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Category: Student Lawyer



Student Lawyer: The Financial Intelligence Issue

November 06, 2018

The issue of Student Lawyer tackles the high cost of being a law student in the November December 2018 issue. Learn how student loans work, how to plan for alternative paths to working in Big Law, and whether or not you should work while in school.

Law School Nation Nov 18

Law School Nation: November 2018

November 01, 2018

News from law schools across the country including a sports and entertainment law blog, new technology certificates, and an initiative aiding the University of Iraq.

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.

Piggy Bank

How to be financially happy outside of Big Law

November 01, 2018

While working at a large law firm has the potential to be lucrative, attorneys worldwide continue to demonstrate that it’s absolutely possible to pursue your career goals regardless of the salary you’ll earn.

Grades

10 tips for recovering from a bad grade

November 01, 2018

I’m not the only person who’s ever been shocked by a law school grade. Many, many other lawyers have been similarly gobsmacked and were forced to figure out how to dust themselves off and learn from it.

Money Smart

What you need to know about student loans

November 01, 2018

Student loans are scary and sometimes downright mystifying. Do as much research as possible and ask questions, even the ones you’re afraid to ask.

Student Lawyer: Navigating your own law school experience

September 17, 2018

The issue of Student Lawyer takes to the stormy seas of your own personal choices on how to study in law school. Experts weigh in on what works and doesn’t in studying and share their best advice for figuring out what will work for you.

Studying

Studying v. everything else: How you can find balance

September 01, 2018

It’s the beginning of your first semester, which means you’re faced with the decision of how to spend your time—which student organizations to join, how much time to devote to studying, and what community activities to make space for.

Science of Studying

Knowing the science of studying may help you succeed

September 01, 2018

Studying is an inevitable—and grueling—part of being a law student. But thankfully, there’s a method to the madness. Experts say there are practical ways to determine your optimal study habits.

Study Groups

Join a study group or not? That’s up to you—literally

September 01, 2018

Some law students rave about the numerous benefits of study groups— the intra-school networking that results from immediately creating a tight-knit cohort and the opportunity to work through challenges with other law students—while others want nothing to do the prospect of participating in a study group.

paths

Five students on how they faced their biggest challenges in law school

September 01, 2018

Nobody can tell you the best way to handle stress because what works is unique to each individual. But what may help you is to take a glimpse behind the scenes of law school success stories to hear about the hidden challenges that often go untold. These stories reveal the challenges five students faced while pursuing their dreams and the creative solutions they found that enabled them to overcome their challenges.

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.

Law School Nation 0918

Law School Nation: September 2018

September 01, 2018

News from law schools across the country including a fitness workshop series, preventing sexual assault, a First Amendment clinic, and tracking contributions to prosecutors' campaigns.

Mental Health Cover

You’re right: Law school stress is different – but it doesn't have to be debilitating

March 01, 2018

Depression, anxiety, and alcohol or drug-related impairment occur at much higher rates among lawyers and law students than in the general population, according to various studies over the past few decades. You might think the explanation is that people prone to stress and its effects are especially drawn to a career in the law. But that’s not what the research seems to show.