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
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
Nine students who’ve devoted part of their law school career to public interest opportunities explain why they chose the path they’ve taken, along with the most satisfying—and most challenging—aspects of their efforts.
The concept of bringing victim and offender together for dialogue - and possibles peace - is one more countries are adopting.
Americans are reconsidering their approach to certain crimes, though the process is slow, and the country’s incarceration rate remains high.
How do today’s law students (yes,we’re talking about students like you) stack up when it comes to making smart job-search moves?
Justice means different things to different people. And students nationwide are reshaping what it means for those who need it most.
State bars need to recognize the justice achieved in admitting applicants with negative pasts who have redeemed themselves.
This Division 1 athlete is working to excel in both basketball and the law. How does Courtney Ekmark manage both the classroom and her efforts on the court?
In the past few issues, we introduced you to the leaders of the ABA Law Student Division Council, in addition to the LSD’s education director. The council also includes a board that’s led by an appointed editor-in-chief and comprises seven other law students, and they function as the
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.