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How Movement and Touch Relate to the Study of Law

July 14, 2022

Law students include many kinesthetic-tactile learners. In the simplest of terms, kinesthetic means movement, and tactile means touch. Kinesthetic-tactile students will differ from one another because of the strength and combinations of these two attributes for each individual. One student may have a very strong

Student Lawyer: Imagine, Then Build Your Future

April 05, 2022

It's time to construct your legal career—and Student Lawyer's latest issue has some more tools for your toolbox. What's ahead in the future of legal ethics? Can open-source textbooks help defray the costs of law school? How is the pandemic affecting your law student peers? And what do

Success depends on your ability to focus, and your financial burdens can invade when you haven’t planned for them.

Want to Pass the Bar Exam? Start Saving Money

April 01, 2022

Without a solid financial footing (for what is a far costlier venture than many realize), it’s nearly impossible to engage in the sort of in-depth focus needed for law school, bar exam, and your professional success.

Cloud storage, AI, and the potential for a national practice may influence practice rules.

The Future of Legal Ethics

April 01, 2022

Legal ethics: It’s not a class in your first-year curriculum. It’s a concept that will follow your every decision as a lawyer. And, just like the law itself, ethics rules are evolving.

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Student Lawyer: What is Justice?

January 14, 2022

As Student Lawyer turns 50, we take a look at how law students can pursue justice in their careers. This includes career paths big and small, such as legislative work, public interest, and working in pro bono.

Celebrating 50 Years of Student Lawyer

January 01, 2022

Imagine, as you open your latest copy of Student Lawyer magazine, you begin by reading a discussion of eliminating the LSAT for law school admissions or finally reforming the bar exam. You find concerns about the rising tally of debt faced by law students. Another writer wonders when

What happens when a legal career path isn’t right choice for you?

January 01, 2022

If you choose not to pursue a career in justice, remember that the law isn’t bad—and you’re not bad—it’s just that the fit is wrong. Figure out where you do fit, and then use the amazing skills you gained on the way to becoming a JD to pursue most any path you like.

The anatomy of our oath as attorneys

January 01, 2022

After you pass the bar, you’ll be sworn in and required to take an oath. Here’s what you’ll be swearing to do throughout your career.

How the legislative lawyer changes the world

January 01, 2022

Few people understand how lawyers who specialize in lawmaking can do groundbreaking and vital work. Here’s a primer on the role of the legislative lawyer in moving policies that can promote social justice.

Tommy Sangchompuphen: Seeking Help Shows Strength

January 01, 2022

I suffer from depression and have had instances of suicidal thoughts. I’ve had to live with those challenges since I was a young child. Fortunately, I’m alive today, doing well, and as happy as I’ve ever been. But the journey to where I am today hasn’t always been

How the ABA drives careers

January 01, 2022

A lawyer had no idea that throwing her hat into a position at the ABA would begin paving her route to a successful career.

The New World of Careers

Student Lawyer: A whole new world for legal careers

December 06, 2021

Today, there’s a greater opportunity than at any point in the last 100 years to reinvent the idea of work—namely, where, when, and how people choose to make a living. The legal profession is no exception. So be prepared to tailor your job applications to new standards, set

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The post-COVID-19 world of job hunting

December 01, 2021

Today, there’s a greater opportunity than at any point in the last 100 years to reinvent the idea of work—namely, where, when, and how people choose to make a living. No longer bound to a desk or relegated to eight-hour days, the promise of more flexibility for workers

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Job search stalled? Consider hiring yourself

December 01, 2021

Your plan has always been to go to law school, study and work hard, get great grades, and land a solid legal job—the natural result of the careful execution of a good plan. But too many law students are learning the painful lesson of what