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
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.
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.
It’s no surprise that the most recent LSSSE results show that law students across the country felt the force of the pandemic.
Sometimes it’s good not to know the challenges and opportunities you’ll face.
Imposter syndrome is all about my own perception of who I am, and that perception is often influenced by how I perceive others, how much time I spend connecting with others, and the classes and activities I participate in.
Professors are writing their own digital law school texts, a move that could save you big bucks.
Offering legal career advice or mixing up cocktails—both can help members of the bar. Don’t forget to find your passion.
Here’s what to focus on to improve your odds of breaking into this burgeoning legal specialty. Given the variety of national security–related legal jobs, the pathways to practicing in the specialty are diverse.
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.
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
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.
A year ago, we updated you on changes that could be on the way. Here’s what actually changed—and what still could.
Here are seven things to consider if you’re mulling a career in which you’ll serve the public good.
Pro bono work goes right to the heart of shaping justice, and these stories will educate you while inspiring you.
Lawyers offer their tips on the steps you can begin taking today to change legal outcomes tomorrow.
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.
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.
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
A lawyer had no idea that throwing her hat into a position at the ABA would begin paving her route to a successful career.
Having worked remotely during the pandemic, it’s with fresh eyes that I now walk through the law school, pausing to take in its sights and sounds. On the walls, works of art depict social justice and civil rights movements—many with powerful messages and compelling photographs—proof beyond a reasonable
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
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
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
You’re probably tired of seeing the many emails from your school inviting you to the seemingly most-stressful event of your life: the on-campus interview. It’s daunting, especially if you haven’t attended one yet. For many, the OCI process is a grueling, anxiety-inducing experience. As anyone