In an early April press release, the American Bar Association announced it is now offering free membership to all students enrolled at ABA-approved law schools. The ABA says the membership will grant law students access to “resources tailored to their interests and needs, opportunities to build their professional skills plus access to the ABA’s job listings, clerkships, internships and career events.”
Student membership includes:
- Access to the ABA Job Board, where members’ resumes are flagged with the ABA logo.
- Opportunities to connect with established lawyers and learn about specialized areas of law through ABA sections, divisions and forums.
- Four digital and print issues of Student Lawyer magazine, plus a digital subscription to the monthly ABA Journal.
- Access to the Free Career Advice Series of monthly webinars on career-related topics such as interviewing wisely, tailoring your career to fit your strengths, and putting social media to work for you.
- Free monthly continuing legal education webinars, which deal with real legal issues in different practice areas.
- Access to member-only discounts on everything from Sprint cellular packages to Hertz car rentals to Brooks Brothers clothing.
Through the ABA’s Law Student Division, students can also take advantage of leadership training, public service opportunities, career development programming and practical skills competitions.
Law students can enroll online at www.americanbar.org/abalawstudents or by calling the ABA Service Center at 800-285-2221.