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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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Financial Intelligence – November/December 2018

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Cover Stories

What you need to know about student loans

As any student will tell you, law school is no joke when it comes to financing. For all but the luckiest students, you must be prepared to go thousands of dollars into debt for the ultimate payoff. Here’s critical intel you need when it comes to financing your legal education so you don’t find yourself in a jam.

How to be financially happy outside of Big Law

Tempted to take a BigLaw job for the money, though you’d rather pursue less lucrative options? Attorneys worldwide continue to demonstrate that it’s absolutely possible to pursue your career goals regardless of the salary you’ll earn.

5 tips for creating a financially viable future in public interest law

The struggle between great financial success and practicing in the public interest is real. Most students considering a career in public interest law are painfully aware of the pay gap. But just how large is that gap? And what other considerations should you be thinking about when you examine the financial viability of a career in nonprofit employment? Here are five steps to overcoming the challenges.

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