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How to pick your area of legal practice

There comes a time when you must decide on an area of legal practice you want to pursue. Whether you had an inkling of what you wanted to practice when you went into law school or are now deciding while taking your law courses, here are a few tips to consider.

How to pick your area of legal practice

ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division January 16, 2019

There comes a time when you must decide on an area of legal practice you want to pursue. Whether you had an inkling of

Sticking to a budget: One small step for a law student

Michael Lux January 11, 2019

Want to get your student loans paid off faster?  Would you like to retire a bit earlier? What if I told you there

Find ways to manage your student loans and other debt in this Career Center webinar

ABA Career Center December 12, 2018

Debt and Credit Strategist Jen Lee and Creative Joy Director Samorn Selim, both lawyers, share their expertise on how law students and lawyers can navigate the waters of debt and careers in this webinar, "Key Strategies for Managing Student Loans and Other Debt."

Money medicine: Student loan lessons from the flu

Michael Lux December 06, 2018

As a law student there are many things you can be doing to “vaccinate” yourself from future misery.  A few small steps will leave you much better off in the future.

How to pick your area of legal practice

ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division January 16, 2019

There comes a time when you must decide on an area of legal practice you want to pursue. Whether you had an inkling of

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.

Student Lawyer: The Financial Intelligence Issue

ABA Law Student Division November 06, 2018

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.

Law School Nation: November 2018

Jessica Gilgor November 01, 2018

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.

OCIs and more: A tongue-in-cheek look at the legal job search

Josef Ventulan January 03, 2019

Besides finals, cold-calls, and the ever-present need to “keep it together,” a universal and timeless woe for most law students is the search and obtaining of employment. But, fear not fellow law students! Opportunity is everywhere.

Making your case: 5 tools every job-seeking lawyer needs to have

Ryan B. Bormaster November 30, 2018

The legal industry is a highly-competitive one, and landing a job – especially if you’re a fresh graduate – is easier said than done. There are hundreds of applicants exactly as qualified as you are. Here’s a bit of advice to help you stand out and maximize your chances.

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.

Space law: The next frontier for lawyers (podcast)

ABA Law Student Division December 13, 2018

In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Kristoffer Butler talks to Dr. Maria-Vittoria Carminati and Dr. Michael Foerster about the future of space and telecommunications law.

Learn how to be successful in law school in the Law Student Podcast

ABA Law Student Division November 28, 2018

Having difficulty navigating your hectic law school schedule? You’re not alone! Your new hosts for the ABA Law Student Podcast, Ashley Baker and Kristoffer Butler, talk to Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed, chairwoman of the ABA Law Student Division, about law student life and her goals as chair.