Join a Bar Association: ABA, AYLA, HYLA, and More

As a law student, take advantage to learn about and get involved with various bar associations. The American Bar Association (ABA) offers career-building opportunities, advocates for the profession, and promotes the rule of law worldwide. ABA membership gives law students tools and resources to help them succeed in school and beyond. ABA members get access to benefits, perks, and discounts you can’t get anywhere else. The best part? Membership is free.

In addition to the ABA, there are state bar associations and local bar associations (search list) that you may join as a student at no or low cost. Many of these bar associations also have young lawyer associations, and Texas Law has an Austin Young Lawyers Association – Student Chapter.

The  Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA) would like to extend an invitation to all Texas Law students to join HYLA for the 2017-18 bar year for a discounted rate of $25. Membership provides you with ample opportunities to establish and maintain ties to the Houston legal community throughout the school year. Even though Texas Law students do not live in Houston while in school, HYLA serves as a great way for you to stay connected to the Houston legal community. As a HYLA member, you will receive a weekly e-newsletter, reduced (or sometimes free!) entry to HYLA networking events, including Evening with the Judiciary and the Holiday Party, and a great resume builder. Visit the HYLA website join.