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Thomas M. Cooley Law School
American Bar Association/
Law Student Division

As the National President of the Thomas M.
Cooley Law School Chapter of the American Bar Association/Law Student Division, I would like to welcome you to Thomas M. Cooley Law School. 

You have accomplished a lot by being admitted to our law school and you have a challenging, but rewarding, experience ahead of you. There will be days when you are thrilled with what you are doing — other days you will wonder what you did to deserve such punishment. Just remember three things: (1) Torts is not the most important thing in your life, (2) no one understands the Rule Against Perpetuities, and (3) you will survive law school. 

Membership in ABA Law Student Division provides students a window to look outside of school and into the legal profession. The ABA is the largest professional association in the world. As an ABA Law Student Division member your benefits will more than cover the cost of your dues. For example, in addition to your subscription to the ABA Journal, you receive a subscription to Student Lawyer, the best national magazine written for law students. In addition, members receive discounts on bar review courses, and low‐cost auto, homeowners, renters, health, and life insurance.

Furthermore, membership in the ABA Law Student Division allows students to join ABA sections, divisions, and forums for free or at discounted law school rates (typically only $5‐$20). These specialties range in subjects from litigation to environmental to international to entertainment and sports law. The students with particular interests, or students wishing to explore a given field, will gain insight into a given area of law through specialized publications and documents from that section. Additionally, Division members may run for school, circuit, and national offices. Also, Division members may seek appointment as student liaisons to committees of attorneys who head the sections and divisions of the ABA.

Additionally, Division members may run for school, circuit, and national offices. Also, Division members may seek appointment as student liaisons to committees of attorneys who head the sections and divisions of the ABA. 

Membership in the ABA Law Student Division offers many career and professional development opportunities, including the ability to gain hands‐on legal experience by participating in one or more of the Division’s four competitions. One of the by‐products of the regional and national competitions is the opportunity for students to network with law students from across the country, as well as faculty, practicing attorneys, judges, and recruiters.
 
The $25 annual membership (or 3 years for $60) is well worth the benefits received. Please take advantage of this opportunity by clicking this link [Click Here]. If you have any questions about the ABA Law Student Division, or law school in general, please do not hesitate to contact me. Again, congratulations and welcome to Thomas M. Cooley Law School. 

Sincerely, 

Stephanie Menazile 
National ABA/LSD Representative & President 
Thomas M. Cooley Law School 
abalsd-lan@cooley.edu
(517)371-5140 Ext. 2187


The Mission
The mission and purpose of Thomas M. Cooley Law School ABA/LSD is to provide leadership in the legal profession, to represent the interests of our law students to the Association, and to promote excellence in legal education. 



Student Health Insurance!

Law Student Health Insurance information is now available.

UnitedHealthcare Student Resources gives you the financial peace of mind knowing that should the unexpected happen, you and your dependants are covered while giving you more benefits for your buck. And providing there is no lapse in your coverage, you can keep your coverage for an additional year after graduation. Learn more about student health insurance at https://www.uhcsr.com/ABA. You must be a paid member of the ABA/LSD to qualify for these insurance rates. 



Become a Member Today!
To become a member, or find out more information, please contact: cooleyabalsd@gmail.com or Enroll today at abaforlawstudents.com



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