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.
Imagine, as you open your latest copy of Student Lawyer magazine, you begin by reading a discussion of eliminating the LSAT for law school admissions or finally reforming the bar exam. You find concerns about the rising tally of debt faced by law students. Another writer wonders when
If you choose not to pursue a career in justice, remember that the law isn’t bad—and you’re not bad—it’s just that the fit is wrong. Figure out where you do fit, and then use the amazing skills you gained on the way to becoming a JD to pursue most any path you like.
A year ago, we updated you on changes that could be on the way. Here’s what actually changed—and what still could.
Here are seven things to consider if you’re mulling a career in which you’ll serve the public good.
Pro bono work goes right to the heart of shaping justice, and these stories will educate you while inspiring you.
Lawyers offer their tips on the steps you can begin taking today to change legal outcomes tomorrow.
After you pass the bar, you’ll be sworn in and required to take an oath. Here’s what you’ll be swearing to do throughout your career.
Few people understand how lawyers who specialize in lawmaking can do groundbreaking and vital work. Here’s a primer on the role of the legislative lawyer in moving policies that can promote social justice.
I suffer from depression and have had instances of suicidal thoughts. I’ve had to live with those challenges since I was a young child. Fortunately, I’m alive today, doing well, and as happy as I’ve ever been. But the journey to where I am today hasn’t always been
A lawyer had no idea that throwing her hat into a position at the ABA would begin paving her route to a successful career.
Having worked remotely during the pandemic, it’s with fresh eyes that I now walk through the law school, pausing to take in its sights and sounds. On the walls, works of art depict social justice and civil rights movements—many with powerful messages and compelling photographs—proof beyond a reasonable