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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.

Law School Mental Health and Wellness – March/April/May 2018

Student Lawyer Spring 2018 Cover

Cover Stories

You’re right: Law school stress is different

Prospective law students are similar to other Americans before their first day of school, but then the incidence of depression, anxiety, and alcohol or drug-related impairment skyrockets after they cross the threshold into law school.

Two deans answer the law school wellness questions they hear the most

As deans of students with a long history of working on wellness initiatives, David B. Jaffe and Janet E. Stearns are here to share some advice on the resources and strategies available to you in this current era—and urge you to speak up and reach out.

Why I walk: Staying healthy both mentally and physically

I’d always been a voracious reader, plowing through volumes of both literature and non-fiction—even during the three intensive years I spent in law school. Being a person who walks far was a different story.

14 apps that can help you improve your well-being

We lawyers can be externally focused, constantly worrying and thinking about our clients and their cases and neglecting our own well-being. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to care for your well-being thanks to apps and other online programs.

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