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
The best lawyers are those who are constantly open to growing, and sometimes that growth comes from unexpected sources.
Following in their footsteps: Those still knee-deep in law school and those who’ve graduated share what they learned about how to succeed.
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.
“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.
This first year is a whirlwind. Someone who’s just been there has some tips to make it a success, and even fun.
After a challenging start in the law, former child actor Jeff B. Cohen successfully combines his love of entertainment with his law degree.
To make the right career move, be sure you’re not asking the wrong career-change question.
Lawyers reveal how mistakes made early on taught them lessons they still recall today.
Lawyers and law students come together in this issue to help you become the lawyer you’ve always dreamed you’d be.
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 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.
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
A group of female lawyers have used the #MeToo movement to bond and better navigate the trials of working in a male-dominated profession.
The question for many law students today is what you can do to protect yourself when you realize you’re in a real-life situation stemming from bias?
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
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
How this movement—and others like it—can affect your future in the global legal community.
Uncomfortable situations, even if not technically “discriminatory,” can occur even before you land your new job. Make your best defense a strong offense.
You’ll be more confident—and successful—if you find the lawyering style that works best for you.
A law student has started a religion-focused publishing company in part to revive lost works. Meet Bill Milburn at Louisiana State University.
Looking back on my 50-year legal career, there are so many lessons I’ve learned along the way. Here’s the short list of the things I wish I’d known while I was studying to become a lawyer.
Can you imagine being the voice of 140,000 law students nationwide? Matthew Wallace can since that’s his current role as the ABA Law Student Division law student at-large to the ABA Board of Governors.
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