A Rite of Passage or a Form of Torture? Students have been terrified of and traumatized by cold calling ever since Harvard Dean Christopher Columbus Langdell invented the case method more than a century ago. The Socratic method is the ultimate form of
At this point, I am sure you have heard countless times just how different law school is from your undergraduate studies. However, it’s also important to point out that knowing law school is more challenging doesn’t make the transition less scary. Change may be necessary,
If you were born in the early nineties like I was, you might have found Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide helpful for navigating the bizarre age of adolescence. I certainly did. Now that I’ve reached the age of adulthood, I’ve realized that we deserve survival guides for all
LeAndra Ross, AFC® from non-profit AccessLex Institute discusses the pros and cons of student loan consolidation and refinancing. The Virtual Office Hours series connects you with experts to help you thrive as a law student and prepare for life after law school.
The American Bar Association and law schools should reconsider the outdated structure of three years of law school and the bar exam. First, law school is far too theoretical and lacks training for practical, employable skills. Second, it is very costly, and each semester puts students in greater insurmountable debt. Third, the
Confused about what you should be doing to find a job before you graduate? Considering an out-of-town job search but don’t know where to start? You’re not alone! Many graduating law students are unsure about what they can do in their final semester to boost their job search
By focusing on expanding and strengthening their skillsets, lawyers can make sure they remain relevant in the profession and have access to more opportunities for success.
The Paralegal Pathways Initiative leverages the talents of individuals who have gained legal skills while incarcerated and connects them with professional legal opportunities.
The results of the elections for the 2022-2023 Law Student Division Council have been tabulated. Here are your new council-elect: [table id=32 /] The Director of Legal Education is an appointed position, and the new director will be announced at a later
Law school can feel like a pressure cooker. From grappling with the Socratic Method to studying for the bar exam, every law student experiences actual stress over those three years. However, one of the reassuring things about being a law student is that there is an obvious key
I was excited to get a place in the international legal studies program at NYU, where I aimed to complete my LL.M. As an international student, of course, I faced a series of unique challenges. Then, the pandemic rolled in, making things even more complicated. Because of the
Legal ethics: It’s not a class in your first-year curriculum. It’s a concept that will follow your every decision as a lawyer. And, just like the law itself, ethics rules are evolving.
Here are the schools who competed at this year’s Negotiation National Finals: 1. Baylor University School of Law 2. University of Georgia School of Law 3. University of Maryland Law 4. University of St. Thomas School of Law 5. University of Oklahoma Law 6. Benjamin
Planning to take the bar exam soon? Looking to get ahead and start preparing for the bar exam early? Make sure you are on the right track to pass the bar exam the first time with these easy to implement tips! The Virtual Office Hours
Regardless of whether we write to explain or advocate, all of us want to write persuasively. But we can persuade only when our readers understand what we’ve said.
What is the LSAT? The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) has long been seen as a gatekeeper to law school. The LSAT does not test any substantive law. Instead, it tests analytical reasoning, logical reasoning, and reading comprehension skills. It is graded on a scale of 120 to
Have you filed your taxes yet? Non-profit AccessLex Institute's Mary Bechler, MBA, talks about what law students should know ahead of the April 2022 filing deadline. The Virtual Office Hours series connects you with
The information in this article is based on the July 2021 bar exam. The bar exam has been around since the 1800s and has allowed many law students to become lawyers. Each year, thousands of students study for this 12-hour exam that could either gain
Getting cold-called in law school is a rite of passage that every student will experience at some point.
First semester grades got you down? Wondering how you can work with your current circumstances to make the most of the rest of your 1L year? The ABA and Themis have teamed up to go over what you
As discussed in “5 Questions to Ask Before Becoming a Construction Lawyer,” construction law is the practice of law dealing with design and construction-related issues on public and private projects, ranging from homes to skyscrapers, railroads to airports, and everything in between. Despite the complexity of the
As a law student, you may already know precisely which field of law you’d like to practice. However, if you’re interested in studying law but don’t yet know which legal specialty you’d like to pursue, you’re not alone. Is it better to practice a
As a law student who has successfully published an op-ed in my local newspaper, I want to share some strategies that I found successful. With the assistance of my professor (who co-authored this guide) and other professionals in my network, I
The first recorded etiquette rules are traced to 2400 B.C., and many are still important today in the practice of law. So it goes without question that law students should learn, hone, and abide by basic etiquette guidelines. To narrow down the long list of rules, here are four main categories to
In the months leading up to my 1L year, it seemed like everyone in my life had opinions about the “best” way to approach law school. Some of that advice was truly terrible. But there were a few “golden nuggets” that shaped my 1L experience. I loved