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Writing an Effective Cover Letter

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 most frequently provide. Say Goodbye to Generic Never write a generic cover letter—not even as a template to revise for individual employers.


Bar Exam Directory

By joining the Law Student Division Premium Program, you will be able to save $250.00 off of the BARBRI Bar Review Course. Go Premium Now.   The folks at BARBRI have a more detailed "Bar Exam Digest" with Bar Exam Dates, Subjects Tested, MPRE Information, Filing Deadlines and Fees, Grading and Results,

Resumes - Creating the Best First Impression

By Erin Binns. 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 eye toward both. All formatting and content decisions should be

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.