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Bar Exam Information

COVID-19 Bar Examination and Admission Changes

May 12, 2020

It's an uncertain time for recent law graduates and other prospective bar exam takers. Which states will be administering the bar exam in July as planned? Which states have postponed the bar exam until the fall? Which states are admitting law school graduates with supervision from an attorney?

Studying

Preparing for your first online law school exams

May 04, 2020

With continuing stay-home orders and closed campuses, many law students are studying to take their finals online for the first time. Here’s my advice on how to prepare.   Understand the format for each of your exams: scheduled/unscheduled, duration, and if it’s at all open-book.

Zoom Call

10 teaching tips from a law student to law professors

April 14, 2020

We’ve heard it all before, but it’s true: these are unprecedented times. With the spread of Covid-19, law schools across the country have moved their tuition online. For students, this tends to mean listening to classes in pajamas and trying to avoid cold calls by turning video off. For professors, the move

Why a delayed bar exam is a financial and legal disaster

April 10, 2020

These concerns are the observations of what many law students across the country are facing and why a delayed bar exam is terrible for several graduates.  First and foremost, several states continue to face issues concerning access to justice, and each jurisdiction relies on

Online Learning Podcast

Law school innovators talk about taking legal education online (podcast)

April 09, 2020

Even before the pandemic forced law schools to close their doors, forward-thinking educators were working hard to increase the accessibility of legal education through online learning. In this ABA Law Student Podcast, host Meghan Steenburgh talks with Dean Craig Boise and faculty director of online education Nina Kohn about

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I’m a law student. And I have COVID-19.

March 31, 2020

I’m a first-generation student at Lewis & Clark Law School, a volunteer, and an advocate. I’m a staff member for our criminal justice clinic and law review. I also work as a teaching fellow, a research assistant, and a law clerk. OH, I almost forgot:

Remote Networking

Law students can still network during the coronavirus outbreak

March 31, 2020

Coronavirus is the hot topic on everyone’s mind at the moment. It’s impossible to escape talking about it, and since most likely your classes have shifted to Zoom screens and you may be having a lot of anxiety about what it means for your ability to network with

Online Study Tips

7 things to do after an online class session ends

March 30, 2020

Now that we’ve had a chance to think about creating conditions for success before and during online law school classes, here are some tips for what to do during a distance education session. After an online class… 1. Be kind.  Share notes with

Online Test

How to plan for take-home exams

March 30, 2020

Whether you are excited by the idea of take-home essay exams or frightened by it, you may have some questions about the best way to prepare. I have compiled a list of tips and suggestions that apply generally to take-home exams. These tips should not take the place

4 keys to staying focused and active during online courses

March 27, 2020

Following up on my previous post with tips for preparing for online law classes, here are some tips for what to do during a distance education session. During an online class… 1. Use headphones.  It helps. 2.  Take notes actively. 

Online Classes

Coronavirus conversion: Will online law school classes become a permanent change?

March 26, 2020

Almost overnight, legal education as we have always known it changed, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Universities nationwide have shut down their classrooms, dorms, libraries, dining halls and law schools are no exception. Before coronavirus, four universities had variances from the American Bar Association

Law Professor

Quarantine Diaries: Law professors, ask your law students what they need now

March 26, 2020

Global pandemics and law school coursework does not mix well. Overnight, traditional law school courses became online-only. Suddenly, students and professors were in the unique position of trying to figure out how to finish coursework and maintain a quality education. After all, students have a bar to pass.

Kayla Molina and Lisa Dahlke

Quarantine Diaries: Tales from two long weeks of law school in Canada, USA

March 25, 2020

Law students across the United States, and the world, are faced with an unprecedented crisis: the learning the law and coronavirus. In this series, The Quarantine Diaries, law students will detail their experiences during the global pandemic. Follow us as we try to finish Spring 2020. March