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Writing an Effective Cover Letter

Writing an Effective Cover Letter Vol. 43 No. 7 Angelo DeSantis ( is a lecturer at UC Davis School of Law in California. As a legal writing instructor, many students bring me cover letters to review. Often after I help a student rework a letter, employers start to respond. Here’s the guidance I

Bar Exam Directory

2013 Directory of State Bar Exams *Test dates for Arizona, Iowa, and Minnesota have been corrected since this directory printed. About these listings Student Lawyer collected the information in these listings from each state’s bar exam administration office. Readers interested in sitting for an exam should contact the jurisdiction to confirm dates of

Creating the Best First Impression

ByErin Binns Erin Binns is director for career planning at Marquette University Law School. Résumés have two stand-out moments in the application process. The document’s first job is to generate an interview. The second is to serve as a springboard for questions and conversations during the interview. Approach résumé creation with an

Getting a Grip on Your Student Debt

ByHeather Jarvis Heather Jarvis is an attorney providing educational resources and training for student loan borrowers and is the founder of A legal education represents a major investment of time and money. Increasing costs and declining salaries mean the “return on investment” of a law degree is not what it was.