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About Student Lawyer Magazine

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

Student Lawyer magazine subscription is included in ABA membership for law students. Non-law students can subscribe to Student Lawyer for $25. Student Lawyer is published four times a year and available online for members.

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

Finding the pro bono path that’s right for you – November/December 2019

November December 2019 Issue

Cover Stories

ABA president leads pro bono work at the border

ABA President Judy Perry Martinez is passionate about providing pro bono assistance to those across our nation— and abroad—who need it most. The ABA leader and lawyer travels to the border of Texas and Mexico regularly to help immigrants and asylum seekers, and here she outlines ways you can help with this crisis, even in your own city.

How your peers are helping disaster survivors

Through the ABA Young Lawyer Division’s Disaster Legal Services program, thousands of new lawyers provide free legal advice and representation to hundreds of thousands of disaster survivors in the United States and its territories. Many non−YLD attorneys, paralegals, and law students devote a significant amount of time to ensure the success of this program.

PSLF and LRAPs: The facts on loan forgiveness

You may have heard of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, which began in 2007. You may have also heard of school programs, which are often called loan repayment assistance programs, or LRAPs. These separate but often interrelated programs can help graduates working in public interest or government positions pay off their student loans after graduation.

The Advice Issue

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

September/October 2019

The #MeToo Issue

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.

March/April/May 2019

Justice For All

How Americans are reevaluating what justice means in the context of criminal law and how law schools are taking the public interest path to applying the concept of “justice for all.”

January/February 2019

Financial Intelligence

We take to the stormy seas of your own personal choices on how to study in law school. Experts weigh in on what works and doesn’t in studying and share their best advice for figuring out what will work for you.

November/December 2018

Navigating your own law school experience

The issue of Student Lawyer takes to the stormy seas of your own personal choices on how to study in law school.

September/October 2018

Law School Mental Health and Wellness

How can you evaluate your stress level and find tools to help deal with the pressure of law school? Read on.

March/April/May 2018

Becoming Tomorrow’s Legal Leader

How do you create career opportunities for yourself? One way is to develop leadership skills—and it’s never too early to do that.

January/February 2018

The New Lawyer

What does the lawyer of the future need to know? It’s a lot more than just the law. No matter where you land after graduation, fluency in technology and skills that go beyond the legal field will help you shine.

November/December 2017

Behind the Scenes of 'Marshall'

Chadwick Boseman talks with Student Lawyer about his performance in the movie “Marshall,” a biographical film based on the life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

September/October 2017

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