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?
Like many law students, I’ve been struggling with how to handle the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic on my legal career. This is the end of my second year of law school. This summer is supposed to be a resume boost and a launch to my first job
As many of you are sheltering in place and going stir crazy, you might be thinking that this quarantine is akin to imprisonment, or at least to house arrest. As someone who experienced both of those earlier in my life (and am now getting my law degree), let
Are you preparing for a summer internship during a pandemic? Have you had an offer rescinded? Or are you just trying to figure out what to do to stay in the job market radar? There's a lot of uncertainty out there. Four associates from Baker
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.
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has come together in a bipartisan way to offer financial support to millions of student loan borrowers trying to navigate these difficult times. The recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides a number of
This is an unparalleled time of fully online classes, uncertain bar exam dates, and other unprecedented challenges facing law students. To help students make sense of the current environment, ABA President Judy Perry Martinez and ABA Law Student Division Chair Johnnie Q. Nguyen held a live Q&A session
Dear Career Advisor: Help! I am in the bottom (or middle) of my law school class in terms of grades. How am I ever going to find a summer internship? Signed, Feeling Low Dear Feeling Low:
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 experienced lawyers should support the ABA’s limited practice rule in response to bar exam postponements
The recent COVID-19 crisis has impacted us all. But in the legal world, the class of students graduating from law school in spring of 2020 may be the most impacted professionally. They have had their classes abruptly pulled to an online format and their commencements cancelled. Several states have postponed
Online learning. Cancelled commencements. The uncertainty of summer job security. Pass/fail classes. And the potential of a cancelled or postponed July 2020 bar examination. These have become normal conversation topics among law students
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
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
The American Bar Association Board of Governors approved a policy resolution late today that urges state licensing authorities to immediately adopt emergency rules that would authorize 2019 and 2020 law graduates who cannot take a bar exam because of the pandemic to engage in a limited practice of law
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:
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
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
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
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.
At this point, educators can no longer subject students to the traditional norms of grading. COVID-19 is chaos incarnate, and the last thing on anyone’s mind is school. But the conversation cannot end there. Indeed,
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
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.
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