American Bar Association - Law Student Division
The ABA Annual Meeting early-bird registration fee for law students is only $50 ($75 for ABA non-member law students*) until May 31. Beginning June 1, the student rate will increase to $75 ($100 for ABA non-member law students*). Your registration fee includes an "all access to CLE" student badge giving you free access to most educational events sponsored by the ABA's various practice-specific entities.
*Note: The additional $25 for non-member law students will be used to provide eligible registrants with a one-year membership in the ABA Law Student Division.
Submit Your Nominations for
The Law Student Division requests that all SBA Presidents and ABA Representatives submit a Division Reporting Form so we may communicate information about important events and responsibilities relating to your leadership position in your law school.
SBA Presidents and ABA Representatives, are very important leaders in the ABA, as you serve as the (2) official voting delegates in the ABA Law Student Division Assembly - the Division’s 400-member governing body. In addition to electing the circuit governor for your region, as Assembly delegates, you also represent your school at the ABA Annual Meeting in August by electing the Division Delegates to the ABA House of Delegates and the Vice Chair-SBA, and debating and voting on ABA policy issues affecting law students and legal education.
By completing the Reporting Form, you will also be subscribed to our SBA Presidents or ABA Representatives list serves to allow you to connect with other law school leaders across the country, and receive important information and updates on legal education and accreditation issues, best practices, and other law student related issues.
|Specialty Group Meetings and Events|
ProBono and Public Service
2012 Equal Justice Conference
May 17-19, 2012 - Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront (Jacksonville, FL)
Client Protection Council
28th National Forum on Client Protection
June 1-2, 2012 - Seaport Hotel and Conference Center (Boston, MA)
Law students may attend the event free of charge, but must register by sending their names and contact information to Selina Thomas, ABA Client Protection Counsel.
Fees to participate on ABA Live Webinars vary by program. Unpublished discounts and scholarships for these programs are available to ABA Law Student Division members. For more information, [contact the ABA Center for CLE].
Center for Continuing Legal Education
Individual Rights and Responsibilities
Intellectual Property Law
Labor and Employment Law
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
|Awards, Competitions and Writing Contests|
Criminal Justice Section “Citizen Amicus Project”
Award: $500 and possible publication in the Criminal Justice Newsletter
Topic: Fourth Amendment issues raised by law enforcement's warrantless use of trained narcotics dogs to detect narcotics from outside of a home based on the Florida v Jardines case currently before the Supreme Court. Submissions will be accepted until the case is decided. [Tell me more]
Labor and Employment Law
Bloomberg BNA Honors for Superior Academic Performance
Nominations taken year-round
Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law
Entry deadline: June 1, 2012
Award: $2,500, free Section membership, airfare and hotel accommodations to attend the Section’s Fall Council Meeting
|Law Student Division Career Series Publications -- Top Picks|
|Careers in Animal Law
Hot off the Presses - How do I use my law degree to help animals? Combining profiles of lawyers from all areas of animal law practice with insightful, practical advice, the author lays out everything you need to know to pursue a legal career in animal law, find the job, locate the clients, identify the issues, and help the animals. [PC 5110723]
Careers for Lawyers (5th Edition)
This guidebook will show you what you can do with your law degree, besides practice law. More importantly, this book will illustrate how to use your legal skills to rise above the competition. The authors lead you step by step through the process of assessing the special skills that legal training provides, choosing a nonlegal career, and conducting a nonlegal job search. [PC 5110567]
Legal Career Guide: From Law Student to Lawyer (5th Edition)
This is one of the ABA's best selling career guide books that has been updated to address the unique needs of today's law students seeking both career satisfaction and a healthy life balance in the profession. [PC 5110667]
to Start and Build a Law Practice (5th Edition)
This definitive guide to starting, growing, and maintaining a solo law practice is full of practical advice and guidance on setting up a practice, finding clients, setting fees, maintaining ethics and professional responsibility, marketing your practice and much more. [PC 5110508]
Other Publications of Interest to Law Students
Criminal Law - Careers in Criminal Law
Mental and Physical Disabilities Law - Directory of Bar Information for Applicants with Disabilities (BIAD)
Taxation - Careers in Tax Law Book
The Road to Independence: 101 Women's Journeys to Starting Their Own Law Firms
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