Section Newsletter Articles on Law Students

Mark your calendars! Women and the Law, December 2014 The 2015 ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational will take place at the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, 2015.
States take the lead on legal education reform By Daniel Thies Young Lawyers Division, December 2014 A look at the steps states have taken to address the problem of law school debt and the need to prepare lawyers to provide services to the public. 
Student disciplinary hearing By Lori G. Levin Women and the Law, October 2014 The disciplinary process is far different from being in a court of law, but a student facing such a hearing may be subject to long-term ramifications that may influence not only his schooling but the rest of his adult life. A student facing such a situation should definitely consult with and retain an attorney to help navigate the process.
Three reasons law students should become active ISBA members By Jessica Durkin Young Lawyers Division, October 2014 Read the three main reasons law students can benefit from active participation in the ISBA.
Do law students need a business card? By Marie K. Sarantakis Young Lawyers Division, October 2013 Some say it’s tacky, unnecessary, impractical and environmentally unfriendly—The author says it’s essential.
Tips for law students completing a judicial externship By James P. Looby Young Lawyers Division, October 2013 Some helpful tips to successfully complete a judicial externship and have the best experience possible.
ISBA visits SIU School of Law Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, June 2008 On April 11-12, 2008, the ISBA Standing Committees on Women and the Law and Women and Minority Participation visited SIU School of Law in Carbondale.
Closing the gap: Why and how we should address the lack of law student involvement in the ISBA By George L. Schoenbeck Young Lawyers Division, December 2007 On November 8, 2007 I took a large step in my life by becoming a licensed attorney. After 20 straight years of school, from kindergarten through law school, I finally crossed the last threshold at the end of my formal education.