Some years ago, the Community Outreach Committee of the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section strategized ways to introduce more students to estate planning work. The easy answer
What do trusts and estates T&E attorneys do? They help ease life transitions by helping clients plan for death and incapacity.
As a personal injury lawyer, you’ll focus your law practice on cases related to physical and psychological injury. Typically, this involves car accidents with drunk or otherwise negligent drivers. You’ll work to protect client’s rights and ensure they receive a fair settlement from insurance companies to compensate
Each year, thousands of law students prepare to take the bar exam, including those who haven't passed previously. When approaching the bar exam, many students are overwhelmed by the amount of material that they need to study for the exam. Students often spend a lot of time creating
Like clockwork, each year’s newly admitted law students ask the Internet, “What can I do to prepare for law school?” You may be asking the same question. You may have already heard the most popular answer—“Nothing!”—and continued asking around, just to be sure. If that search has led you here, well, I have a
As law students consider various pathways for their legal careers, regardless of where they end up, they will actively pursue, participate in, benefit from, and further develop as an attorney through professional development. For many, professional development (PD) is the means through which law students can actively guide their career paths, starting in
Law students are not typically taught time management and productivity skills. Even students that are skilled in these areas in classroom settings do not yet have the time management skills required for legal practice. Falling short in this area impacts their ability to be effective not only in law school, but in
While many students often choose to underestimate the MPRE, the test can pose its own challenges and pitfalls to the uninitiated. The MPRE is designed to measure the knowledge and understanding of established standards related to a lawyer's professional conduct. So, it is important to understand and appreciate the structure, format, and
Mental health problems have long been a prevalent issue amongst both law students and practicing lawyers, but have things gotten better as the profession has sought to increase awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding these concerns? Meg Steenburgh welcomes Patrick Krill for a broad discussion on legal field
The ABA Young Lawyers Division has heard you may have a question (or 5) about what to do with your resume, cover letters, and applications as a 3L. We get it—there’s a lot to sort through. So, we asked a few of our Division’s rockstar leaders—and #lawtwitter—for best
Thinking about going to law school? Applied to law school, but do not know what is next? Accepted to law school, but nervous about what it will be like? Almost ready to begin your first year of law school and want to get a head start?
Join Ashley Norwood-Struppa, AFC® from nonprofit AccessLex Institute as she covers the ins and outs of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program for those pursuing public interest careers. The Virtual Office Hours series connects you with experts to help you thrive as law student and
As lawyers we like to believe that our profession is a true meritocracy, but the legal profession is still, despite decades of improved law student diversity and more inclusive associate hiring practices,
There are a lot of factors that play into choosing a law school. With nearly 200 institutions and programs accredited and approved by the American Bar Association, it can be hard to know
Thankfully, career opportunities for law students and new lawyers seem to be increasing as COVID concerns abate. But, how can you best prepare yourself for actually getting the job you want? Meg Steenburgh welcomes Howard University School of Law’s
Welcome to law school, Gen Zer! We recruited you, promised you opportunities to make a difference for the causes and people you believed most in, and assured you that you’d find support and encouragement along the way from your faculty and administration. Although you’d be attending law school during the worst pandemic in United States history, we
Stetson University College of Law won our inaugural ABA Competitions Champion honors in 2018, the first year we started tracking law schools' performance in our four practical skills competitions. Now, they've broken Texas Tech University School of Law's two-year reign to regain their crown.
When I began law school in the Fall of 2001, our dean informed us at orientation that it was the first year that women outnumbered men in the entering class. Two decades later, we still have daily stories from
Join LeAndra Ross from AccessLex Institute as she breaks down the sometimes-complicated world of student loan repayment. Learn how to choose a repayment plan that works for you!
Let’s face it: very few people enjoy discussing the topic of health insurance. It’s a complicated, hugely expansive subject matter that sometimes feels out of reach. Making matters worse, as an upcoming or recent law school graduate, you may be shopping for health insurance for the first time
If we want to move forward as a profession, we must listen to the experiences of black law school graduates and make sure the experiences they had—and the changes they demand—are not forgotten.
The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE®) is a 60 multiple choice question exam created by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE®). The MPRE assesses a student’s knowledge and understanding of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct. The exam is
Whether you are just beginning to consider law school or have already set your sights on attending, one of the first steps is to prepare your application. Every school has different requirements, so it is important to be proactive and start planning for the application process early.
Most of the law students reading this are attending accredited law schools. But very few of us know what accreditation means. The U.S. Department of Education has recognized the American Bar Association’s Section on Legal
Join Jennifer DiSanza, JD, AFC® from nonprofit AccessLex Institute as she discusses the financial actions you can take as you prepare for and transition to life after law school. The Virtual Office Hours series connects you with experts to help you thrive as law student and prepare for