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Texas Tech Team

Texas Tech wins 2021 ABA NAAC competition

April 14, 2021

There can be only one. And last weekend in “Chicago,” the final 24 teams in the 2021 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition competed virtually to see who would take the title in this year’s moot court battle. In the end, the team of Taylor Holley, Alicia Mpande,

What I Wish I Knew: Learning from Women Lawyers of Color about Their Law School Experiences

Here's what women lawyers of color wished they knew about law school

April 07, 2021

Navigating through law school can be a challenging experience for everyone; often, advice about how best to navigate law school is not uniquely tailored to students of color generally, or to women of color's experiences. In honor of Women's History Month, join us as women attorneys of color

Landing a Clerkship

Want to clerk? Cultivate these three attributes

April 06, 2021

Landing a clerkship requires patience. You will experience repeated rejections and frequent failures. Do not make a campsite at these setbacks but use them as fuel to continue the pursuit.

Man who Failed the Bar Exam

Top 5 reasons people really fail the bar exam

April 05, 2021

It is common to fail the bar exam and then pass on a later attempt. Thousands of repeat bar exam takers pass every single administration! The key is to figure out why you did not pass the bar exam so that you can change your approach and pass on your next try.

The Future of the Legal Profession

Student Lawyer: The future is what you make of it

March 30, 2021

Change is always in the air in the legal profession. How do you position your career to be ready next shift? Our writers look at what's on the horizon in technology, networking, and the bar exam. Plus, we offer advice you should absolutely not listen to. It's all

Student Studying for the Bar Exam

Study strategies: 4 study tactics for the bar exam

March 29, 2021

Studying for the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE, or the bar) exam to become a lawyer is never an easy feat. Keep reading to learn a comprehensive list of tools, tricks, and techniques to help you prepare to get your best score possible on the bar.

2021 NAAC Regional Results

March 25, 2021

Over the past few weeks, law school teams competed in the regional rounds of the ABA Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC). Here are the results from those rounds, including the four teams who advanced to the national final rounds, the top advocates, and top briefs.

William & Mary team

William & Mary win Client Counseling Competition title

March 25, 2021

The team of Katheryn Maldonado and Nick Armah from William & Mary Law School won the national title in the 2021 ABA Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Maldonado and Armah won over the team of Brennan Collins and Malory-Anne

IRAC

Legal reasoning? It's all about IRAC

March 09, 2021

As beginning law students soon learn, what we call “legal reasoning” can be expressed by the formula IRAC. It stands for Issue, Rule, Application, and Conclusion. It is the format used by lawyers in preparing legal memoranda. And the structure that most judges use in drafting judicial opinions. It’s also the

Multiple Choice Tests

Do you want to be successful on your multiple-choice law examinations?

March 09, 2021

You can, and will, be successful on your multiple-choice law examinations by always choosing the best answer that is: Most responsive to the call of the question;A correct statement of applicable law; and (not “or”)Best supported by the facts presented. Contextually, this post

Cybersecurity

How to land a job in cybersecurity and data privacy law

March 01, 2021

Cybersecurity and data privacy are two of the fastest growing and exciting areas of the law, which means that there are plenty of opportunities for law students to begin their career.  One of the main reasons why this field is growing so rapidly, is that laws and regulations

Cybersecurity

Discover cybersecurity law with TIPS' monthly meetings

March 01, 2021

In the technological driven world we live in today, cyber issues have pushed themselves to the forefront no matter what area of law we practice in.  This is especially true in light of the COVID pandemic that forced a new work-from-home world in which lawyers regularly attend court,

Preparing for Law School

You’ve been accepted to law school. Now what?

February 25, 2021

If you were leaving your home for a month, you’d prepare, right?  You’d stop the mail, have someone come by to water the plants, etc.  Your first year of law school can also feel a lot like you’ve walked away from your “normal life” for a while. It’s

Uniform Bar Exam

Pennsylvania adopts the Uniform Bar Exam

February 12, 2021

The news for bar exam takers in the pandemic has been mostly bad—unless you've been praying for movement on the Uniform Bar Exam. As of today, the UBE has added as many states (5) in the past year as it had in 2018 and 2019 combined!

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.