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Student Lawyer magazine gives law students the guidance they need to get through law school and start a legal career.

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Browse the entire Student Lawyer archive of issues dating back to 2010. Only available to ABA Premium students.

Behind the Scenes of ‘Marshall’ – September/October 2017

September October 2017 Student Lawyer

Cover Stories

The early career of a legal icon comes to life By Racquel Richards

The movie “Marshall,” set to be released in October, is a biographical film based on the life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Chadwick Boseman stars as the first African-American U.S. Supreme Court justice handling one of the first cases of his legal career. He talks with Student Lawyer about his performance.

Advice from the Inside By Michael Koskoff

I was admitted to the bar in 1966. Since then, I’ve been a trial lawyer—at first criminal defense and later plaintiffs’ malpractice, product liability, and civil rights. Yet, unlikely as it may seem, after 51 years of practice, a movie is about to be released that I co-wrote with my son.

Why I entered an ABA Law Student Division competition

Did you know that the American Bar Association sponsors four skills competitions for students nationwide? Here, six students explain why they threw caution to the wind and entered. They also reveal the work involved and the rewards they earned from the experience. Finally, they offer tips to students like you who’ve been mulling the idea of entering but haven’t yet made the commitment.

Achieving Justice for Today's Diverse Students

Imagine getting into, paying for, and succeeding in law school—and then not being permitted to practice. That’s the risk for students who aren’t U.S. citizens.

March/April/May 2017

Breaking the Legal Career Mold

Student Lawyer magazine begins 2017 with a slate of articles on how to do things differently in your legal career.

January/February 2017

Civility in the Profession

You can be civil and succeed as a lawyer. We teach you how to contend without being contentious and how to navigate office politics without alienating your co-workers.

November/December 2016

The Modern Lawyer

We ask - do you have to change your personal style to get hired? We’ll also tell you how easy it is to not get hired, introduce you to five rock start student networkers

September/October 2016