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COVID Networking

The new networking: Job hunting in the online law school era

September 14, 2020

As a self-designated “student ambassador” for my law school, I take a lot of calls from anxious incoming students. Here’s what I’ve realized: I don’t envy any of these new students. 1L year is already a challenging experience; adding a global pandemic to the mix only ratchets up

COVID mythic equalizer

The COVID-19 pandemic: The mythical equalizer for inequality in society

September 08, 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to plague our communities, the legal community has been working tirelessly and desperately to meet the unrelenting demand to mitigate legal issues within the public health, environmental, and economic spheres. The pandemic has affected everyone, forcing people to remain

Introverted Law Student

Hey, introverted, quiet, and shy law students: Here’s why remote learning is our jam

August 26, 2020

When news pundits and politicians criticize remote learning as an “across-the-board disaster,” I bristle. I have a different take: introverted, shy, and socially anxious law students can thrive in remote law classrooms. As an introverted professor, I’m completely pumped to start teaching my new cohort of 1Ls next week—fully online.

Who will find a quality job this year? Advice for law grads and 3Ls

July 15, 2020

Attend a free non-CLE webinar entitled Impact of COVID-19 on Recent Law School Graduates and Rising 3Ls on July 16th. This session will discuss the financial and emotional impact on recent law grads and rising 3Ls as they look ahead to their future. Panelists will provide practical tools and strategies

Bar Exam Downtime

Spend your extra time caused by COVID-19 to prepare for the bar exam

June 01, 2020

Measures taken to combat the spread of COVID-19 have forced most of us to stay indoors, leaving law students with a lot more time on their hands. The coronavirus has introduced more uncertainty into our lives, but at least bar exam takers can use that extra time to

Supervision

Guide to supervising 2020 bar applicants

June 01, 2020

The following contains purely informational, educational, or technical material. The views expressed herein represent the opinions of the author and have not been approved by the ABA House of Delegates or the Board of Governors and, accordingly, should not be construed as representing the position of the association

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

Silhouette

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