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California Western School of Law

California Western wins 2021 ABA Negotiation Competition

February 08, 2021

The team from California Western School of Law, Francis Carlota and Jonathan Gonzalez, won the 2021 ABA Negotiation Competition, held on February 6, 2021. The Mitchell Hamline School of Law team of Austyn Boothe and Daniel Sheikhan came in second place.

Legal Self Help

Pro se support: The ins and outs of a legal help program

January 29, 2021

Not everyone can afford a lawyer, and not everyone needs one. But, when a regular person has a pressing legal question, where can they find answers? Promoting access to justice should include helping those with legal problems obtain the information they need to successfully navigate their matter, even

Arbitration Competition Winners

Fordham wins 2021 ABA Arbitration Competition crown

January 27, 2021

Fordham University School of Law's team of Joshua Zelen, Margaret Revera, Catherine Young, and Perry Zirpoli took the top spot at the 2021 ABA Arbitration Competition on Jan. 23. This year's topic was Contracts and Warranties. Fordham Law's team designation was Team

Rep Rewards Winners

ABA Rep Rewards winners named for Fall 2020

January 11, 2021

The ABA Law Student Division congratulates the winners of the Fall 2020 Rep Rewards contests. Fall 2020 Semester Winners (most points accumulated): 1st place: Sarah Volmy, Western Michigan Cooley School of Law – 5,768 total points2nd place: Celyn Whitt, University of Wyoming

Working on a Pro Bono Plan

Student Lawyer: Pro Bono Changes Lives

January 07, 2021

Want to help build empathy, starting with your own little corner of the world? Pro bono is your best move. You can make a career out of it, develop projects and initiatives to meet every situation, or pave the way for the next generation of lawyers.

AI Law

Legal Tech Fictional Writing Competition: In the matter of Infinite Monkeys

January 01, 2021

This short story is a work of fiction originally submitted for the Legal Tech Fictional Writing Competition hosted by the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and the Access to Justice Tech Fellows and sponsored in part by LexBlog. All rights reserved. This information

Smart Home

Legal Tech Fictional Writing Competition: Shall I Begin?

January 01, 2021

This short story is a work of fiction originally submitted for the Legal Tech Fictional Writing Competition hosted by the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and the Access to Justice Tech Fellows and sponsored in part by LexBlog. All rights reserved. This information

Facial Recognition

Legal Tech Fictional Writing Competition: F(A.I.)LIED US

January 01, 2021

This short story is a work of fiction originally submitted for the Legal Tech Fictional Writing Competition hosted by the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and the Access to Justice Tech Fellows and sponsored in part by LexBlog. All rights reserved. This information

Arbitration Competition

Teams advance in 2020 Arbitration, Negotiation competitions

December 17, 2020

The top teams in two of the American Bar Association's competition season have advanced to the next rounds. Here are the top law schools in the National Arbitration Competition and National Negotiation Competition. 2020-2021 Arbitration Competitions Regional Champions Brooklyn Law

Jim St. Germain’s Journey From Juvenile Delinquency to Community Leader

December 14, 2020

After immigrating to the United States with his family at the age of ten, Jim St. Germain was met with the harsh reality that his hoped-for better life seemed nowhere to be found. But, after ending up in the juvenile justice system at fifteen, his life took a positive turn,

Uniform Bar Exam

Lakes effect: Michigan adopts the Uniform Bar Exam

December 04, 2020

Ah, Michigan. While not the Land of 10,000 Lakes, it does touch four of the Great Lakes—and about twice as many slogans and mottos. Nowhere is Michigan's embrace of slogans more evident than in

How to create your financial plan for the New Year (with a little help from the experts)

December 04, 2020

Managing real-life expenses and trying to save for your long-term financial goals are difficult tasks for most people, not just law students. The ABA and AcceessLex are here to help! Get for tips on creating a financial plan that will get you

How to manage your debt and credit

Get tips on how to responsibly manage your credit and debit

November 12, 2020

Do you know that potential landlords, employers and even utilities companies routinely access credit scores as part of their application process? Learning how to manage student loans, credit cards and other debt is essential. Establishing financial skills early on and working to build a good

Juvenile Justice

Examining racial inequality in juvenile justice

November 11, 2020

The disproportionate number of minority children navigating juvenile justice systems continues to be a point of great concern in our country. Where does this problem start? Is it in schools, in over-policed minority neighborhoods, or even in homes? What other factors are at play? Putting an end to

Investment Advice

Learn about investment essentials from a financial expert

November 06, 2020

When it comes to investments, there is a lot to think about—especially, while managing the stressors and workload of law school.  Having a good understanding of investment funds and approaches is essential to investing with confidence and planning for life beyond law school. The Law

Bar Exam Room

An Open Letter on the 2020 Bar Exam from Law Deans

October 08, 2020

This letter was originally published via Medium and is shared here with permission. The disruption faced by the law school class of 2020 was significant and will be long lasting. These newest members