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Summer syllabus: Books to read before starting law school

Jessica Tomer June 12, 2019

Soon-to-be law students, this is your summer reading list. Okay, you don’t need to read all these books—with 30+ books,

Empire Prep: Tips for choosing between handwriting and typing the bar exam

Heather Bowen June 06, 2019

Should you handwrite or type the Multistate Performance Tests (MPTs) and Multistate Essay Exams (MEEs) portions of the bar exam? Do the bar

Don’t overlook retirement when paying down student debt

Michael Lux March 12, 2019

Getting that first student loan bill can be terrifying.  For many borrowers, it is the precise moment the monopoly money of student loans

Are Graduate PLUS Loans the best way to borrow for law school?

Michael Lux February 13, 2019

There is a great debate in the legal and financial aid community.  Is it a good idea to borrow money for law school?  How much

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

Austin Groothuis 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

Student Lawyer: The #MeToo Issue

Student Lawyer 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

JD detours: Alternative career paths for lawyers

Ambrosio Rodriguez December 03, 2018

Studies have found that approximately one out of every five students pursues an alternative career path after law school. There are many different careers that can benefit from your law degree. The job that’s best for you will ultimately depend on your most valuable skills and what you want to do.

Is there anything this law student doesn't do?

Tracey Than November 01, 2018

From startup ventures to life, Lee Chang, a 2L at the Brigham Young University—J. Reuben Clark Law School is following a path rarely taken through law school.

Former ABA President Hilarie Bass talks pro bono, wellness (podcast)

ABA Law Student Division June 10, 2019

In this edition of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Kris Butler sits down with Hilarie Bass to discuss her career highlights and

Rabia Chaudry discusses the case of Adnan Syed (podcast)

ABA Law Student Division May 19, 2019

The story of Adnan Syed has become one of the most famous criminal matters of recent American history. It’s been the subject