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Law Student Division Vice Chair


Job Description

We want to reach as many law students as we can, and with you, we have a better chance of doing that.

Your focus will be everything membership. This means you will help develop programming, content, and events that create a better experience for all ABA members.

Put all your exciting events, engaging social media plans, and other big ideas into one place.

  • Time commitment 15-20 hours weekly.
  • Election Method: Elected in March by an electronic vote of the Assembly.
  • Officer-Elect Period: Serves immediately upon election in a non-voting, Officer-Elect capacity on the Council through the conclusion of the next ABA Annual Meeting in August.
  • Term: Assumes the official one-year term starting at the next Annual Meeting through the following Annual Meeting (August to August).
  • Membership Level: Must be a Premium Law Student Division member.

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Application with attachments are due no later than January 15, 2019, 11:59am Central.

Job Responsibilities

The Vice Chair will:

  • Serve as Division liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Membership (SCOM).
  • Work with SCOM, Membership and Marketing, and the Division Director to maintain and develop Division Membership programs, plans, and activities.
  • Attend SCOM meetings and submits reports to the Division (4 meetings/reports annually).
  • Participate on monthly SCOM conference calls and subcommittee conference calls as needed to address student membership.
  • Participate on bi-monthly conference calls with Membership and Marketing.
  • Promote the Division’s programs, activities, and national competitions through regular communications of the ABA.
  • Develop membership initiatives and activities for ABA Representatives’ membership campaigns. Encourage, motivates and supports ABA Representatives in their ABA activities.
  • Responsible for securing and updating the contact info for the ABA Representatives in each of the ABA-approved law schools.
  • Update the ABA Representatives Handbook.
  • Plan and coordinate the ABA Representatives workshop held at the ABA Annual Meeting.
  • Co-Chair the Division’s Membership & SBA Committee.
  • Assist in judging the Division’s National Awards.
  • Serve on the Division Council.
  • Participate on Division Council conference calls.
  • Follow and understand the current Law Student Division Bylaws.

Reimbursed Travel

This position is expected to attend the following. Most travel-related expenses are reimbursed by the Division subject to Division guidelines.

  • ABA Annual Meeting in August (as officer-elect)
  • Section Officers Conference/Fall Council Meeting in September
  • Fall SCOM Meeting in October
  • ABA Midyear Meeting in February
  • Spring SCOM Meeting in April
  • ABA Annual Meeting in August (as officer)


To be certified as a candidate for Vice Chair, an individual must be:

  • A law student attending an ABA-approved law school;
  • An ABA Law Student Division member for the current bar year by the filing deadline;
  • Premium Law Student Division member
  • A law student in good standing at law school (not on academic probation or suspension) during the academic year;
  • A law student who has not received his/her first degree in law;
  • A law student attending law school during the entire academic year subsequent to June 1, 2019
  • A law student who has received the approval of his/her law school dean to run for office. All application forms must be approved and signed by each candidate’s dean; and
  • A law student who is in compliance with the submission deadlines and requirements.

Application Requirements

You must complete this application form, including the required attachments, by 11:59am (CDT) on January 15, 2019. The form includes more detailed instructions.

  1. Certification Form (PDF) must contain the electronic signature of a dean from your law school.
  2. Statement and Resume for Posting Publicly (PDF). Must not exceed three pages. Please remove any information you wish to keep private. The PDF will be posted publicly.
  3. Candidate Headshot Picture. The picture will be posted publicly.
  4. Optional Video Statement. The video will be posted publicly.