April 01, 2016

What Does the Section Provide for Law Students?

Erin Ruehrwein
Section Director


The ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar offers a number of valuable resources for law students. Whether you are involved in law school administration and looking for resources to enhance your students’ law school experience, or as a law student yourself, seeking information and opportunities to network and expand your educational and professional experience, we are here to help.

Visit our newly created Law Student Resources webpage. Here you will find useful links to information on ABA approved law schools, bar admissions, employment statistics, foreign study, post-J.D. and non-J.D. programs, student loan repayment and forgiveness, and FAQ’s. Further, the Section publishes books of interest such as Think Like a Lawyer and International Bar Admissions, periodicals including the Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements and ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools, and programs including our upcoming Annual Meeting program on student debt.  

As you may already be aware, membership in the ABA and up to five entities is now FREE for law students. We encourage schools to enroll their students if they haven’t done so already, and urge law students to encourage their classmates to participate in this tremendous membership program. All you have to do is contact the membership department at lawschoolinfo@americanbar.org to get started. 

A law student membership in the ABA provides access to an impressive community, as well as valuable services that enhance the law school experience. Students will experience a variety of benefits including:

  • Resume-building opportunities including participation in legal skills contests and applying for fellowships
  • The exploration of practice areas by joining up to five legal specialty groups for FREE
  • Opportunities to search jobs through the ABA job board and gain advice from experts at the career center
  • ABA Member Advantage discounts

Please take advantage of these useful and important resources that both the ABA and the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar provide for students.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me directly at Erin.Ruehrwein@americanbar.org.

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