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Undocumented Immigrants

Student Lawyer: Achieving Justice for All of Today’s Diverse Students

March 27, 2017

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. Student Lawyer's March April May 2017 issue starts with their stories. Uncertain future awaits undocumented

Cesar Vargas

Uncertain future awaits undocumented law students

March 01, 2017

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. Invariably, law students work incredibly hard to get into law school and then to become attorneys. Many have faced serious hurdles along the way. Just think

Thomas Kim

Undocumented and unbeaten: What he'll bring to the nation's legal field

March 01, 2017

In fall 2011, during my first semester of college, I proudly took the Greyhound bus home for Thanksgiving break. I was not only the first one in my family to go to college, but I was also one of Pacific Lutheran University’s five full-tuition merit scholars. As I nostalgically entered

Moving Mountains

Success: It’s all in your head

March 01, 2017

Everyone goes through periods of self-doubt, even the most successful people, according to the former chair of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession, Roberta Liebenberg. “Everyone has these moments where they feel like they’re an impostor, that someone’s going to find out that they’re actually not

Law School Energy

E = LS2 (Energy = Law School Success)

March 01, 2017

You might think it’s your writing or speaking skills that will shape your law school career. They will. But your energy is even more important to your law school destiny. Many things will play into your law school success. But above all traditional skills, your energy will define your law school


Advice from the Inside: How I got a U.N. internship

March 01, 2017

The summer of 2016 is one I’ll never forget. As a law student, I was privileged to be afforded the opportunity to work at my dream job, while also getting to travel Europe – and I have some advice on how you can land a similar opportunity. Over the summer, I

Summer Internship

No internship? What to do with your 1L summer

March 01, 2017

Getting an internship is generally the first option when it comes to how to spend the summer after your first year. But what if you haven’t been successful in securing one? Here’s my recommendation: Go abroad! There are many summer abroad programs offered by various law schools. I happen to direct

Head of the Class: An experience that haunts also motivates

March 01, 2017

Mark Grotto, a 3L at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, grew up around the law. So it was no surprise that he’d follow in his father’s footsteps and pursue law school. What wasn’t predictable was the event that solidified Grotto’s desire to be a lawyer and his dedication

The ABA Family

Why the ABA matters to graduating 3Ls

March 01, 2017

Dear Graduating 3Ls, Congratulations on reaching and being really close to wrapping up this final semester of law school. Besides passing your final exams and making sure you cross that stage on graduation day, your top priority is (and should definitely be) getting ready for (and passing) the bar exam. Everyone

Student Loans

ABA sues feds to protect loan promises

March 01, 2017

Are you worried about another difficult test even after you graduate—how you’ll handle the burden of repaying the cost of your education? You’re not alone, and the American Bar Association is working on the issue. In December 2016, the ABA and four attorneys with that very worry sued the U.S.

ABA Annual Meeting

ABA Annual: Why I’ll be in New York in August

March 01, 2017

The ABA’s Annual Meeting — mark your calendar for Aug. 10-15, 2017 in New York City — is a must-do for students who’d like to engage in really meaningful and productive discussions that are important to every law student in the United States. Here’s what just a few of your

Law School Nation

Law School Nation - March April May 2017

March 01, 2017

News from law schools across the country, including an opportunity to study and work for a semester in Olympia, Wash., represent underrepresented individuals, help homeowners recover from floods in Louisiana, participate in a New York diversity and inclusion program, take a new course in the Coastal Law Field Lab and