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Virginia is for lovers (but not the Lovings) (Loving v. Virginia)

This is the latest in a series of Quimbee.com case brief videos. Have you signed up for your Quimbee membership? The American Bar Association offers three months of Quimbee study aids (a $72 value) for law student members. And if you go Premium, you’ll receive Quimbee Legal Ethics Outline (a

Things to consider when planning to take law courses

Mitchell Collins May 24, 2018

Whether you’re becoming a full-time law student or simply getting ready to take night classes, law courses are a serious undertaking. It’s important

3 key things to think about when choosing a law school

Sarah Coleman May 15, 2018

Future 1Ls, this one's for you! I thought I would share my thoughts on the factors rising law school students should consider when choosing a

The Gamble of Public Service Loan Forgiveness

ABA Law Student Division June 22, 2017

Young lawyers are needed to fill public service roles but often law school debt funnels them into higher paying positions. The Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Podcast: Student loans – look before you leap

ABA Law Student Division December 22, 2015

With lower starting salaries and higher tuition rates, today’s law students face tough decisions when it comes to financing their education. In addition to school

What kind of lawyer will you be? Take the Legal Career Quiz

ABA Law Student Division February 18, 2016

Some attorneys knew what kind of law they want to practice long before law school. Others may be well into their career and still trying

In-House Law: Do They Even Hire Students?

Carla DeVelder November 01, 2013

The stereotypical career trajectory for an in-house lawyer begins at a midsize to large law firm. As corporate legal departments have not traditionally been equipped

Student Lawyer: How to deal with law school stress

Student Lawyer March 26, 2018

This issue of Student Lawyer is dedicated to the idea of wellness—the proper balance of mental, physical, and emotional health.

You’re right: Law school stress is different – but it doesn't have to be debilitating

Jeff Fortgang and Shawn Healy March 01, 2018

Depression, anxiety, and alcohol or drug-related impairment occur at much higher rates among lawyers and law students than in the general population, according to various studies over the past few decades. You might think the explanation is that people prone to stress and its effects are especially drawn to a career in the law. But that’s not what the research seems to show.

The power of mentors and sponsors

Tiffany Graves March 05, 2018

Mentors provide guidance and advice, but they do not necessarily act as a coach or advocate like sponsors.  Those wanting career guidance and advice typically seek out mentors and, at times, mentors are assigned to professionals new to a particular industry or organization. 

How to succeed (and have fun) at informational interviews

Student Lawyer January 01, 2018

It can be difficult trying to figure out exactly how you want to use your law degree. Do you want to work in the government?

How to resist the allure of a traditional practice

Student Lawyer January 01, 2017

Don’t send another resume before reading these stories of lawyers who forged their own career path— and are glad they did.

Is politics your passion?

Lynae Tucker January 01, 2017

A Congressional staffer shares his story and offers suggestions on how to build a satisfying career in public service.

How to overcome barriers as a young, aspiring judge (podcast)

ABA Law Student Division May 11, 2018

Judge Wilhelmina Wright shares her advice to any young, aspiring judges about building confidence, taking responsibility, and overcoming barriers in their careers with the Law Student Podcast.

Documenting an icon: Talking with the makers of the RBG documentary

ABA Law Student Division April 25, 2018

Betsy West and Julie Cohen discuss their movie, the documentary RBG, as well as what makes the film unique, why they chose the subject, and what makes Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg worthy of her own documentary in this episode of the Law Student Podcast.