Law Students

Get involved today- RPTE Section membership for law students is FREE!

Discover the Possibilities of Law Student Membership in the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law. 

Students enjoy all the benefits of RPTE including:

  • Building connections to lawyers in your field with complimentary access to all Groups and Committees
  • Option to enter the annual RPTE writing contest with a $2,500 grand prize
  • Continuing to learn through free subscriptions to all RPTE publications
  • Connecting with lawyers face-to-face with free registration to all in-person RPTE meetings
  • Listening free of charge to some of the country’s top lawyers give timely presentations via Section webcasts
  • Becoming one of the Section’s liaisons to the Law Student Division
  • Free monthly conference calls sponsored by substantive Groups and Committees that discuss the latest developments and planning techniques

Are you interested in getting more involved? Contact Monica Larys at for more information.

If you're already an ABA member, simply add the Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law to your membership. The Section membership for law students is free. Use your ABA membership ID to log in to the ABA website. If you need help with your password, or to join the Section by phone or mail, contact the ABA Service Center at 800-285-2221 to speak with a membership representative. You must first be a member of the ABA to join the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section.

With more than 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

Enter the RPTE Law Student Writing Contest for a chance to win up to $2,500, a full-tuition scholarship to the University of Miami School of Law's Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning OR Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig Graduate Program in Real Property Development for the 2020–2021 or 2021-2022 academic year, and a trip to the RPTE Fall Leadership Meeting. The winning essays will be considered for publication in The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal, the Section's law review journal.

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Current ABA Law Student Division Liaisons to RPTE:

Vacant (Real Property Division)

Jennifer Sidney  (Trust and Estate Division)

Interested in becoming the RPTE liaison to the Law Student Division? Read more here.