ABA Law Student Membership?

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KD35
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ABA Law Student Membership?

Postby KD35 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:06 pm

Hey the school I'm at (and I'm sure a lot of other schools do this as well) has promoted joining the ABA Law Student division for connections/networking. Any suggestions whether it is worth the $25/year or $60/3 yrs? I figure it isn't worth paying for, but wanted to hear TLS feedback.

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Re: ABA Law Student Membership?

Postby I.P. Daly » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:24 pm

It depends. The ABA offers things like free law student admission to online CLEs, networking events, and scholarship opportunities. They send out several publications with product reviews and advice. If you're not likely to read the publications or attend the seminars, it may not be worthwhile.
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Re: ABA Law Student Membership?

Postby sublime » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:33 pm

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Re: ABA Law Student Membership?

Postby Gorki » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:22 pm

Not worth it in my experience. The ABA put on two networking events, both FCFS and open to all students... did not need to be a member... both were for 1L year only.

I have not heard of anyone benefiting from ABA membership in LS, nor as a practicing lawyer really. Do not plan on ever handing the ABA any more $.

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Re: ABA Law Student Membership?

Postby LSATPREPPER » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:31 pm

KD35 wrote:Hey the school I'm at (and I'm sure a lot of other schools do this as well) has promoted joining the ABA Law Student division for connections/networking. Any suggestions whether it is worth the $25/year or $60/3 yrs? I figure it isn't worth paying for, but wanted to hear TLS feedback.

Worth it for the Brooks Brothers discount.




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