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Reacting to Grades

What to do about mediocre first-semester law school grades

Related Program: On January 27, 2022, we partnered with Themis Bar Review to hold a "Virtual Office Hours" program: Rebounding from First Semester Law School Grades. You can watch the replay here. If you just received your first-semester grades and are wondering whether you’re

Dear 1Ls: You belong here

Melissa Stewart December 09, 2021

In the months leading up to my 1L year, it seemed like everyone in my life had opinions about the “best” way to approach law

Student loan policy: Where do we stand now?

Nancy Conneely January 01, 2022

A year ago, we updated you on changes that could be on the way. Here’s what actually changed—and what still could.

Minding your money: How financial health intersects with physical and mental health

ABA Law Student Division October 14, 2021

Join Derek Brainard, MBA, AFC®, CRPC® from nonprofit AccessLex Institute, as he discusses why your financial health is just as important as

Bar planning dovetails with career planning

Sara J. Berman December 01, 2021

If you haven’t yet found your place in law, you’re not alone. The process of planning to pass the bar exam can help you get there.

Evolution of the bar exam

Amy Gaiennie November 04, 2021

Each year, thousands of law students prepare for the notable bar exam, a test of knowledge and skills which students must pass to

Student Lawyer: What is Justice?

Student Lawyer January 14, 2022

As Student Lawyer turns 50, we take a look at how law students can pursue justice in their careers. This includes career paths big and small, such as legislative work, public interest, and working in pro bono.

Celebrating 50 Years of Student Lawyer

Student Lawyer January 01, 2022

Imagine, as you open your latest copy of Student Lawyer magazine, you begin by reading a discussion of eliminating the LSAT for law

Your legal adventure is out there! Considerations for choosing a career path in the law

Rachel Gurvich and Margaret Hannon August 25, 2020

Law students often ask, “how do I know what kind of lawyer I want to be?” Or they see classmates who seem to

Still don’t know what you want to be when you grow up, 1Ls? It’s okay!

Emily Hirsekorn August 18, 2020

“The lawyers I’ve talked to said I have to choose a path and stick to it!” “Everyone else seems

How intellectual property is adapting to changing social justice needs (podcast)

ABA Law Student Division October 27, 2021

Boston University professor Jessica Silbey shares her expertise on IP law and how current shifts in thinking could bring about significant changes for some of these longstanding statutes.

Career shift: How Krystal Williams pivoted from business to law (podcast)

ABA Law Student Division September 29, 2021

Meg Steenburgh welcomes Krystal Williams to discuss her unconventional path to law. After many years as a business professional, Krystal’s hunger for learning