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ABA Law Student Division recognizes Student Bar Association accomplishments

New England Law tops First Circuit in student numbers

(Boston, Revised-4/10/13) New England Law | Boston:  New England Law | Boston’s engaged community is a point of pride that has long distinguished the law school. Our superior level of student involvement is not only impressive—it’s award-worthy, according to the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division.

Bronze Key Award presentation 2013 SBA President Evie Burguieres ’13 and John Miller '13 (at right) accept the award from First Circuit Governor David Husband.
The Law Student Division recognized New England Law with a Bronze Key Award for having achieved the highest number of student ABA members in the First Circuit. The law school was lauded for having “strengthened law student participation in the programs and activities of the division.” The honor was bestowed at the annual First Circuit Spring Meeting at Harvard Law School on February 23, 2013. 
“New England Law | Boston has always had strong participation in the ABA Law Student Division, as evidenced by our numerous Bronze Key awards throughout the years,” commented Evie Burguieres ’13, president of the Student Bar Association (SBA). “The award means more than high participation; to us it means that New England Law students are well informed, making the right decisions to get involved early, and bettering their careers from the start. We are proud to represent the Law Student Division at our school. 
“Being recognized is an incentive but not as important as the tangible benefits of enabling our students to be more involved and active in this community and other professional groups.”
The Law Student Division focuses on legal education and works with the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar on issues of mutual interest. It supports practical and professional skills development and provides assistance in the search for jobs, both during and after graduation from law school. It also offers leadership training, public service opportunities, career development programming, and practical skills competitions.
The SBA works directly with the Law Student Division through its ABA representative, John Miller ’13. The SBA is devoted to promoting the ideals of the American legal tradition and advancing the welfare and objectives of the student body. It sponsors an array of activities and programs that benefit students and the community as a whole, including over 25 active student organizations.
The SBA has a proud history of Law Student Division recognition. Bronze Key honors in recent years include several previous awards for highest overall association/division membership in the First Circuit and Certificates of Appreciation for “the faithful and professional execution of services to the Law Student Division.”
New England Law Dean John O’Brien served as chair of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar in 2011-2012.

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