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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What may be most important to know is that you’re not alone. So many people want to help you succeed if you’ll just open yourself up to them.
The struggle between great financial success and practicing in the public interest is real. Here are five steps to overcoming the challenges.
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.
Yes, law school is a financial drain. But working may not be the best solution, depending on your goals and how far along you are in law school.
From startup ventures to life, Lee Chang, a 2L at the Brigham Young University—J. Reuben Clark Law School is following a path rarely taken through law school.
The money-related decisions you make in law school could shape your life for decades. Lucky for you, we’ve got information to help you make wise moves.
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.
If you’ve seen any advertisements for the musical Jersey Boys in New York City, chances are you’ve seen Graham Fenton, a second-year student at UCLA School of Law.
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.
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.
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.
Let’s face it, technology is everywhere. But you can use today’s tech to your advantage. We’ve compiled this collection of study technology tools that you may find helpful in law school.
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.
Elie Mystal: A law degree is thought to be one of the most versatile types of education money can buy. No matter what you do, knowing some law can help you do it.
When Sam Schnarch isn’t doing what every other law student does, you’re likely to find the 2L at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Ore., mentoring local high school students.
Studying in law school is its own hurdle since studying for one overarching exam requires study habits vastly different from those you developed in years prior.
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.
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.
This issue of Student Lawyer is dedicated to the idea of wellness—the proper balance of mental, physical, and emotional health.
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.