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
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.