Interested in serving as a liaison? Know someone that may be interested? The Law Student Division has a few open liaison positions. The ABA student liaison program immerses students into ABA leadership by placing them in ABA entities. There’s no better way to make connections with experienced
The future is uncertain for law students, and ABA Presidents Judy Perry Martinez and Trish Refo are leading the ABA in an effort to make it less so.
The Law Student Division has tabulated the results of its elections for the 2020-2021 Council—and some familiar faces are returning in new roles. Ayat Nizam, who served as Vice Chair, will move up to Chair. Her predecessor, Johnnie Nguyen, won his election for Law
Analyzing this year's Annual Meeting resolutions on pro bono scholars, increased ABA representation (podcast)
This year, the law student division is bringing three resolutions for consideration before the ABA House of Delegates at the Annual Meeting. In this episode, Ashley Baker is joined by Matthew Wallace for a deeper look at two of these resolutions and what law students hope to achieve through them.
In this edition of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Kris Butler sits down with Hilarie Bass to discuss her career highlights and advice for today’s law students. Together, they explore her chosen path and what led her to become president of the American Bar Association.
Can you imagine being the voice of 140,000 law students nationwide? Matthew Wallace can since that’s his current role as the ABA Law Student Division law student at-large to the ABA Board of Governors.
As bar leaders, lawyers can successfully integrate diversity into your bar, into your leadership, and into your future plans for your organization. Today, I’m happy to talk about how you as bar leaders can successfully integrate diversity into your bar, into your leadership, and into
It has been an honor and a pleasure to work alongside my fellow council members. As the current Delegate of Diversity and Inclusion, I have embarked on several projects.
The votes have been counted, and the law schools have spoken. Now, we'd like to introduce you to the next Chair, Negeen Sadeghi-Mohaved, and the next Law Student At-Large on the ABA Board of Governors for the ABA Law Student Division, Matthew Wallace.
Leadership is a skill that’s essential to most legal roles. As student now and shortly a new lawyer, you may think you’re not qualified to assume a leadership role today or when you land your first legal job because of youth, inexperience, or your short tenure on the job. However,
Our first round of applications for ABA Law Student Division liaison posts has ended – but we've still got plenty of ABA groups who want to work with you! So if you're looking for a leadership opportunity – and you will be a 2L or 3L next year – why are you waiting?
We're nearly two months into 2017. By now, you're probably thinking about summer internships and other ways to get ahead in some niche of the law profession. Here's one great opportunity you shouldn't miss – apply to become a liaison to an ABA practice specialty group for the 2017-2018 school year. Around
The ABA Business Law Section would like to introduce you to our its 2016-2017 Chair, Bill Johnston. He participated in the section's Leader Spotlight to share his experiences when he was once a law student and how the ABA has helped him. Q: Where did you attend law school?
MIchael Dumas, immediate past vice chair of the ABA Law Student Division, offers his advice on leveraging the more than 60 different practice, interest, and specialty groups to your career's advantage.
Now that the Law Student Division has elected to alter its bylaws to cut the circuit governor structure and work more directly through the LSD Assembly, it’s a good time to reflect on the process and the division’s future.
You have less than a month to apply to join the ABA Law Student Division's leadership team. There are four positions open – Vice Chair of Student Bar Associations and three division delegates to the ABA House of Delegates. Today, we'd like to talk about the
Horrible bosses aren’t always horrible people. Supervising others well can be a difficult skill to master, and it certainly isn’t taught in law schools. Following a few simple best practices can help you build a collaborative, supportive relationship with your support staff that will make the practice of law easier,
It's that time of year when we start looking toward the 2016-2017 school year. And that means we're looking for the next set of leaders for the Law Student Division. Do you want to lead, advocate, and shape policy on a national scale? Feel like networking with prominent attorneys and law
Fellow law students, legal career job-hunters, and aspiring attorneys, I’d like to welcome you to our new ABA Law Student Division website and our Before the Bar blog. Here you’ll find useful tools like a leads on jobs and internships, free and quality Quimbee study aids, and practical advice
SIXTH CIRCUIT: University of Michigan Students Recognized for Sustainability Efforts Through Dow Fellowship
Iris Gutiérrez Berríos Iris Gutiérrez Berríos, a 3L at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, is the Law Student Division’s Seventh Circuit lieutenant governor of communications. The Dow Sustainability Fellows Program at the University of Michigan is the forum for graduate-level students to develop sustainability initiatives that have a local-to-global
By Lisa M. Passante Lisa M. Passante is vice president and associate general counsel for Thomson Reuters in its Philadelphia office, where she is the senior US-based legal advisor to the Intellectual Property & Science business unit. She is currently serving as president of the National Association of Women Lawyers for
By Nicole Israel. The new team of national officers has taken the reins for the upcoming 2014–2015 school year. This dynamic group brings a diverse set of backgrounds, skills, and interests to the ABA Law Student Division. They say they are ready to lead the board with the hard work and
By Lisa Holton. Jillian Berndt, 3L at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, probably won’t have much trouble adjusting to a busy schedule as an associate once she gets a job. Since her first year, she’s carried a full academic load while serving in officer positions in both her school’s
By Raychelle A. Tasher. I agree with the great football coach Vince Lombardi when he says that leaders are made through hard work. How else are we going to develop leadership skills without being challenged? As vice chair of the ABA Law Student
After being elected to her second term as Whittier Law School’s Student Bar Association (SBA) president in April, Michelle Philo won another election in August.