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Section Newsletter Articles on Law Students

Making the most of 1L summer By Shalyn Caulley Bench and Bar, January 2016 The author, a 2017 J.D. candidate, offers her insights as to the benefits of a judicial internship.
Eight tips for law students taking the MPRE By Marie K. Sarantakis Young Lawyers Division, December 2015 A few tips to keep in mind when preparing to take the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination.
Things I wish I knew as a law student By Sean E. Miller Young Lawyers Division, December 2015 Author Sean Miller has compiled five things he wishes he'd known in law school.
Exploring the viability of expanding 711 licenses to law students working for private law firms By Marie K. Sarantakis Young Lawyers Division, October 2015 711 limited law licenses are currently allowed for law students working under the supervision of a legal aid organization, office of the public defender, or law office of the State. But what about the students externing for private practitioners who are performing similar work? 
Your law review submission was rejected. Now what? By Marie K. Sarantakis Young Lawyers Division, August 2015 The author provides three simple avenues to publish your research after receiving a rejection letter.
Trend: Leaving the law By Sarah Moravia General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2015 Why are so many lawyers unhappy with the profession? What is driving everyone away? And what can be done to minimize this trend?
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.
Five things I wish I’d known as a first-year law student By Marie K. Sarantakis Young Lawyers Division, February 2014 Some tips for law students.
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.
Reaching law students-Mission accomplished By Galen Caldwell and Andrew Fox Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, May 2005 Reaching law students and getting them to join the ISBA in the future is no easy task, but the ISBA Standing Committee on Minority and Women Participation has risen to the occasion.