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The Pro Bono Issue

Finding the pro bono path that's right for you: Student Lawyer Magazine

November 14, 2019

Find out how the ABA is helping immigrant families get due process at the border and survivors of natural disasters recover through the YLD's Disaster Legal Services program. Plus, students tell their pro bono stories and offer their advice on how you can begin making your own legal

I know what you did last summer (in pro bono work)

November 01, 2019

Students tell their pro bono stories and offer their advice on how you can begin making your own legal impact.

Student Loan

PSLF and LRAPs: The facts on loan forgiveness

November 01, 2019

It’s never too early or too late to start thinking about paying off law school loans. In some cases, if you go to the right school, make the right amount of money, and follow confusing steps that may go horribly awry at any point, you

Volunteering

The flip side of doing good

November 01, 2019

No one says that doing good for others can’t also mean doing something good for yourself.

Stephen Dillard Investiture

I Wish I'd Known: Judge Stephen Dillard

November 01, 2019

I was a bit of a late bloomer. I did well enough in high school and college, but I didn’t get serious about my study habits and career goals until law school. So when I arrived in Jackson, Mississippi, in the blazing-hot summer of 1993, I was terrified

PSJD site

PSJD: Your go-to job resource

November 01, 2019

If your goal is to work in the public sector, your first stop in your job hunt should be this directory.

Words to live by: The Advice Issue of Student Lawyer

October 01, 2019

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

Career Advice

14 tips to help you land your dream position

October 01, 2019

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.

Pro Bono Initiative

Equal justice advances in pro bono efforts across the nation

October 01, 2019

“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.

Jeff B. Cohen

I Wish I'd Known: Jeff B. Cohen

October 01, 2019

After a challenging start in the law, former child actor Jeff B. Cohen successfully combines his love of entertainment with his law degree.

Networkers

Your community is here for you

October 01, 2019

Lawyers and law students come together in this issue to help you become the lawyer you’ve always dreamed you’d be.

Magazine

You should apply to our Law Student Editorial Board now—here's why

April 02, 2019

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

Student Lawyer: The #MeToo Issue

March 28, 2019

#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.

Women Frowning

Mind your manners: Commonsense rules for everyone in today’s legal workplace

March 28, 2019

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