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Student Lawyer: The New Lawyer

November 02, 2017

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. The November/December 2017 issue of Student Lawyer gets you on

Technologies

Essential tech skills for the new lawyer

November 02, 2017

Whether you’ve already landed a job, you’re looking for a job, or you’ve just started law school, from now until the end of your career, you’ll market your own assets. At the beginning of your career, you may not have much legal expertise or experience, so your assets may be

Money

Be an asset to your law firm's bottom line from day one

November 02, 2017

Your first job out of law school can be exhilarating and terrifying. You’ll likely be making more money than you ever have before, but the pressure to perform will also be unprecedented.One of the areas where you may find yourself off balance is in dealing with firm finances. Unfortunately, few

T-shaped Lawyer

The T-shaped lawyer: Building your knowledge in disciplines beyond the law

November 02, 2017

Nothing in the law is guaranteed. And when you’re racking up law school debt, that thought is particularly scary.Law students anxiously search for the perfect mix of academics and extracurricular activities in hopes of landing their first job. But the (not-so-secret) secret is that there’s no perfect formula to guarantee

Law Practice Division

Why the LPD is the place to be

November 02, 2017

You’ll join the Law Practice Division after you graduate, you say? No need to wait. You’ll benefit in so many ways from participation that starts today.

Law Library

Have you ever considered becoming a law librarian?

November 02, 2017

Perhaps like many of you, I went through law school planning to work at a law firm post-graduation. However, the closer it came to graduation, the more unsettled I felt about it. I felt the stress, long hours, and pressure weren’t conducive to my personality and the level of work-life

New Voices

ABA unanimously supports 'New Voices' legislation

November 02, 2017

At its annual meeting in August, the ABA House of Delegates adopted Resolution 119B, which urges legislative bodies and school districts to enact statutes and adopt policies that “rigorously protect the ability of student journalists” to cover meaningful social and political issues without fear of retaliation.According to its

Thomas Kim

Leading the effort to remove bar admission barrier for undocumented law students

October 05, 2017

Law students successfully lobbied the ABA House of Delegates in August to adopt Resolution 108, urging Congress to amend federal law to add language that bar admission shouldn’t be denied based solely on immigration status.Support for the resolution was heavily one-sided in support of passage. In fact, the