The ABA Law Student Division has numerous leadership positions available either by election or appointment. Among the many opportunities and benefits, ABA Law Student Division leadership will provide you with:
- The opportunity to work with law student leaders across the country, including SBA Presidents, ABA Representatives, national law student organization leaders, as well as licensed attorneys and judges;
- The opportunity to participate in roundtables, debates, and discussions addressing law student issues and concerns;
- The ability to foster your leadership, diplomacy, and project management skills; and
- The opportunity to create policy and present legal education issues that affect law students regionally and nationally.
All candidates must be ABA Law Student Division members in good standing (dues paid in full). Nominations must be signed by your dean and submitted by the deadline date indicated.
Law Student Division Board of Governors positions:
- Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary-Treasurer: The offices of Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary-Treasurer are part of the Division’s Executive Committee and participate in the Division’s overall operations, long-range planning, execution of a legislative agenda, and developing/maintaining ABA membership in the Division. The officers work with the Circuit Governors, Delegates, and Division Liaisons to better serve law student members and work to increase awareness of ABA offerings to law students across the country. Officers are voting members of the ABA Law Student Division Board of Governors which meets four times per year. Nominations must be received via email by 11:59pm on February 1, 2015.
- Division Representative to the ABA Board of Governor: This officer position serves as a voting member on both the Division’s Board of Governors and the ABA Board of Governors. The representative advocates the Law Student Division positions to the ABA Board of Governors and works for adoption of Division and other initiatives filed with the ABA Board that directly affect law students. Nominations must be received via email by 11:59pm on January 15, 2015.
- Circuit Governor: The (15) circuit governors represent and advocate for law students in their regional circuits. Circuit Governors work with the Division officers, delegates and other ABA leaders to develop and promote ABA programs, offerings, services and initiatives. Circuit Governors also cultivate relationships with other leaders of the legal community in their circuit. Circuit Governors are voting members of the ABA Law Student Division Board of Governors which meets four times per year. Nominations must be received via email by11:59pm on February 1, 2015.
- Student Editor for Student Lawyer magazine: The student editor works with the editor of Student Lawyer magazine and is responsible for authoring copy for Student Lawyer’s Division Dialogue section and for reviewing magazine copy on a monthly basis. The student editor serves as a non-voting member of the ABA Law Student Division Board of Governors which meets four times per year. Applications must be received via email by 11:59pm on February 1, 2015.
The following positions are appointed and applications must be received via electronic application by 11:59pm on February 15, 2015.
- Entity Liaisons: The Law Student Division appoints student liaisons to the over 60 ABA specialty practice areas. The Division Liaisons represent the Law Student Division to their appointed ABA specialty practice entity, work with those specialty practice areas to develop law student programs and services, and report to the Division on issues pertaining to law students that arise at entity meetings.
- National Student Directors: One National Student Director is selected to coordinate the Division’s VITA program while the other four directors are appointed to work with one of the Division’s four competition committees: Arbitration, Client Counseling, Negotiation, and Appellate Advocacy. Travel is required for the competition positions.
Please visit ambar.org/lsdleadership for the eligibility requirements, the nomination/application forms, deadlines, and submission instructions. If you have any questions or would like more information about any leadership position, please do not hesitate to contact us at LSD-Nominations@americanbar.
Upcoming Holiday Receptions
(Note: This list includes invitations received by the Career Center and is not an exhaustive list.
Students are encourage to contact firms in the geographic areas of their interest
to inquire about similar events if they are not listed below)
Updated as of 12/18/2014
Click on the specific event link for more information.
Milwaukee Law Firms 1L Holiday Receptions (5 firms are participating this event)
If you didn’t get a chance to attend one of the Career Center’s workshops on resumes or cover letters this semester, we are offering these workshops via a LIVE webinar over winter break. All workshops will also resume on campus in the Spring semester.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Resume Workshop Live Webinar 11:00 am – Noon
Cover Letter Workshop Live Webinar 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Resume Workshop Live Webinar 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
These workshops will be conducted in a live, interactive webinar format. Students may submit questions in real time and a counselor will be available in real time to answer questions. Registration in Symplicity is required to participate.
Please note that the webinar will be conducted through anymeeting.com so you will need a reliable internet connection and, preferably, a telephone connection to participate. After you RSVP with Symplicity, you MUST ALSO register with anymeeting.com in order to receive the log-in information.
This workshop is available to GW Law students only.
On November 7, 2014 the Career Center hosted the Career Exploration Fair for students in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom. Employers from over twenty-five practice areas in varying practice settings came on campus to meet with students. Law students who attended the fair took advantage of the opportunity to learn more about legal practice areas and practice settings, including government, private sector, and non profit organizations.
The event allows students to connect with practitioners with varied backgrounds and experiences in a single afternoon. This fair is one of several key events for GW Law Students, and in particular, first-year students as they begin their summer job search and longer-term career planning. In addition to meeting with a career counselor to develop a personalized plan, first-year law students are encouraged to use the 1L Job Search Toolbox available on the Career Center Portal Page as a starting point for their summer job search and to stay up-to-date key career-related events for especially for 1Ls. The 1L Job Search Toolbox can be found here (note log-in to the portal is required): http://bit.ly/1ynVTNG
What areas of law interest you? Take advantage of this prime opportunity designed for first-year students to meet and network with practicing attorneys in a variety of practice areas. You will be able to speak with attorneys from government agencies, private practice, public interest, associations, and business. This is an excellent opportunity to network with attorneys in many fields of interest as well as to get access to great career resources!
Business attire encouraged.
*This event is open to GW Law students only*
The following practice areas will be represented:
Consumer Financial Services
Corporate Criminal Defense
Intellectual Property: Copyright/Trademark
Intellectual Property: Patent
Privacy and Cybersecurity
Master Public Speaking Workshop: Hone Your Oral Advocacy Skills with the Shakespeare Theatre Company [Career Center Upper Class Program]
The Philadelphia Diversity Law Group Fellowship Program Information Session – TOMORROW, Friday, October 24, 2014 from 12-1 pm in the Moot Court Room
Join program director Lois Kimbol and past fellows from GW Law to learn about participating and applying for this incredible opportunity. Please register in Symplicity if you plan to attend (program can be found under “Workshops” in the “Events” section of Symplicity).
The PDLG Fellows Program offers first-year students an additional route to summer employment in outstanding law firms and corporate law departments after their first year of law school. The PDLG hopes this program will enable a group of those students to get summer clerkships in Philadelphia, whether as part of formal summer programs or not, and thus allow them to experience the law firm or corporate law environment in Philadelphia and, perhaps, help them “kick-start” their legal careers. The application deadline is not yet available but will likely be discussed during the information session. For more information, visit http://www.pdlg.net/