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Words to live by: The Advice Issue of Student Lawyer

October 01, 2019

Lawyers and law students come together in this issue to help you become the lawyer you’ve always dreamed you’d be. Lawyers reveal the best advice they’ve received from their colleagues

Career Advice

14 tips to help you land your dream position

October 01, 2019

Whether you want to work in BigLaw, in the public interest, in the court system, or somewhere else altogether, you’ll benefit from these pro tips on interviewing and networking.

Pro Bono Initiative

Equal justice advances in pro bono efforts across the nation

October 01, 2019

“Lawyers have a license to practice law, a monopoly on certain services. But for that privilege and status, lawyers have an obligation to provide legal services to those without the wherewithal to pay, to respond to needs outside themselves, to help repair tears in their communities.” —U.S.

Jeff B. Cohen

I Wish I'd Known: Jeff B. Cohen

October 01, 2019

After a challenging start in the law, former child actor Jeff B. Cohen successfully combines his love of entertainment with his law degree.

Networkers

Your community is here for you

October 01, 2019

Lawyers and law students come together in this issue to help you become the lawyer you’ve always dreamed you’d be.

Magazine

You should apply to our Law Student Editorial Board now—here's why

April 02, 2019

We're excited to announce that we're taking applications for our second Editorial Board of the ABA Law Student Division! Apply for a position on the Board by April 16. "Why apply for this law student editorial board," you ask? Sitting on an editorial board and earning publishing credits in law school is

MeToo

Student Lawyer: The #MeToo Issue

March 28, 2019

#MeToo is perhaps the most complex topic we’ve covered in Student Lawyer, but it’s also arguably one of the most important. This issue of Student Lawyer lays down the law on office behavior, combating bias, finding those willing to help, and working to stem sex trafficking.

Women Frowning

Mind your manners: Commonsense rules for everyone in today’s legal workplace

March 28, 2019

Get ready to navigate the fast-changing social terrain— during your summer externship, at your first off-campus interview, at a clerkship, or as you transition into your first “real world” job after your final semester—with these helpful tips from fellow students and legal professionals. 1. Think…and

Human Trafficking

How the #MeToo movement intersects with sex trafficking

March 28, 2019

During her ABA presidency in 2012-13, Laurel Bellows made combating human trafficking her top priority. “Our legal system unwittingly turns a blind eye to a phenomenon that feeds on violence, deception, and secrecy,” she said at the time. Bellows also called on members of the

Eric Holder

Eric H. Holder Jr. on how you can make a difference as a lawyer

March 28, 2019

Earlier this year, rumors were swirling that the 82nd U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was planning a 2020 run for the presidency. Although he has since officially decided not to run, the partner at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., is already playing a part in

Brandon Marc Higa

University of Hawaii law student already a committed public servant

March 08, 2019

Brandon Marc Higa wears multiple hats in his community.  In addition to attending the University of Hawaii at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law, Higa works full-time as director for Resource Development, is a model and actor, and plays the clarinet in the Royal Hawaiian Band—and in

Student Lawyer: The Justice For All issue

January 31, 2019

On the heels of the 2018 midterm elections in the United States, Americans have demonstrated an ideological shift in the way previously-incarcerated individuals are treated, as well as a reevaluation of which activities constitute a crime. This issue of Student Lawyer examines how Americans are reevaluating what justice means in