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
I am a first-generation lawyer. I am also an immigrant and a minority entering the legal profession. I didn’t have the connections coming into law school that folks often lean on to help further their clerkship applications. In my 2L year, I sent out over a 100 applications
Maybe, in the last month, you've asked the special law student in your life what they would like for the holidays. So, Student Lawyer thought we'd ask some of our students what they'd like in their stockings this year. Coffee This was the overwhelming winner
Today, there’s a greater opportunity than at any point in the last 100 years to reinvent the idea of work—namely, where, when, and how people choose to make a living. The legal profession is no exception. So be prepared to tailor your job applications to new standards, set
Today, there’s a greater opportunity than at any point in the last 100 years to reinvent the idea of work—namely, where, when, and how people choose to make a living. No longer bound to a desk or relegated to eight-hour days, the promise of more flexibility for workers
One benefit of a law degree is its versatility. But because of that, if you don’t have your heart set on an area of practice, you get overwhelmed by the array of options before you. How do you find your niche? Here’s how to begin
Thanksgiving and the winter holidays are approaching, but with final exams on the horizon, you might be feeling anything but grateful. The idea of taking time off to fly or drive home to cook and “enjoy” a long meal with family—particularly if Thanksgiving falls during the law school’s reading
It simply used to be that people with disabilities often could not attend college, let alone law school. Those who did often faced uphill battles. Fortunately, this no longer needs to be the case. One of the keys to success in law school for
What can Taylor Swift's ongoing project to re-record her albums teach us about music copyright, licensing, and the state of the industry? Quite a lot, actually! The underlying composition and the actual recorded track are two different things. Taylor's
The ABA Antitrust Law Section's Law Ambassador Program gives students a safe place to learn, network, and build substantive experience in antitrust law, privacy, and data protection while in law school.
Judges yell. It's a fact of life. And if you're an attorney who has spent a large portion of your career in the courtroom, you've probably had a judge yell at you. Yesterday (or for future readers, November 10, 2021), this axiom played out in
Are you feeling a bit nervous about speaking in class? Or getting cold-called by a professor? These tips might help you settle into your new academic adventure, practice amplifying your voice authentically, and ultimately thrive and flourish throughout your law school experience.
While law schools continue making efforts to improve their capacity for recruiting and supporting their Native students, major gaps remain in the diversity, inclusivity, and support of Native law students.
This is the third and final part of my legal research analysis to help you become a proactive researcher. Just to recap, the first-part of my legal research analysis addressed knowing the what before the where to your legal research. In other words, that part addressed knowing
Each year, thousands of law students prepare for the notable bar exam, a test of knowledge and skills which students must pass to obtain their license. Over the years, many students have spent strenuous hours studying for the exam, but the exam has not always been this daunting.
Active learning through guidance and practice, expert feedback, and self-reflection allow law students prepping for the bar exam to more fully understand how to best improve their performance when they attempt to apply legal principles.
“To those of you who are graduating this afternoon with high honors, awards and distinctions, I say, ‘Well done.’ And as I like to tell the C students: ‘You too, can be president.’”—former President George W. Bush addressing the graduating class at Southern Methodist University in 2015.
Boston University professor Jessica Silbey shares her expertise on IP law and how current shifts in thinking could bring about significant changes for some of these longstanding statutes.
Richard Wydick diagnosed common legal writing problems and told readers how to fix them. Plain English for Lawyers can make your legal writing more clear and concise.
Knowing how to take a law school exam can be just as important as knowing the material that will be tested. Here are some last-minute study tips for essay exams in law school. Our law school expert, Heather Buck from JD Advising,
Join Derek Brainard, MBA, AFC®, CRPC® from nonprofit AccessLex Institute, as he discusses why your financial health is just as important as your physical and mental health. The Virtual Office Hours series connects you with experts to help you thrive as a law student
Being a law student is considered one of the most challenging and stressful times during the path toward the practice of law. For first-generation law students, however, law school presents additional hurdles on their path toward a career in law.