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The Pandemic Issue

Student Lawyer: The Pandemic Issue

September 24, 2020

Unlike the popular perception, lawyers have always been willing to help others. The pandemic is just the latest example. This issue of Student Lawyer Magazine looks at the summer of change for all its beauty.

RBG: A life and legacy in the law remembered

September 23, 2020

On March 15, 1933, Celia Bader gave birth to Ruth Bader in Brooklyn, New York. This little Brooklyn girl, born only 13 years after women won the right to vote, would become a symbol of American Democracy, a bulwark against encroachments on civil rights.

Liaisons

Become a liaison: Be a leader in your area of interest!

September 18, 2020

Interested in serving as a liaison?  Know someone that may be interested?  The Law Student Division has a few open liaison positions. The ABA student liaison program immerses students into ABA leadership by placing them in ABA entities. There’s no better way to make connections with experienced

Virtual Office Hours

Get answers on legal writing in our first Virtual Office Hours replay

September 18, 2020

Legal writing, analysis and research are the most critical lawyering skills taught in the law school.  It’s as hard as it is important. We’re here to help!  Join us for tips that will help strengthen your legal writing skills and impress your professors. Our first

Preparing References

How to prepare references for a state bar application

September 16, 2020

There are many steps that aspiring lawyers must take before being admitted to a state bar. While many individuals are familiar with the bar exam that lawyers are often required to take, there are other critical aspects of the application process that could affect the likelihood of being

COVID Networking

The new networking: Job hunting in the online law school era

September 14, 2020

As a self-designated “student ambassador” for my law school, I take a lot of calls from anxious incoming students. Here’s what I’ve realized: I don’t envy any of these new students. 1L year is already a challenging experience; adding a global pandemic to the mix only ratchets up

COVID mythic equalizer

The COVID-19 pandemic: The mythical equalizer for inequality in society

September 08, 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to plague our communities, the legal community has been working tirelessly and desperately to meet the unrelenting demand to mitigate legal issues within the public health, environmental, and economic spheres. The pandemic has affected everyone, forcing people to remain

Hornbooks

Leave the hornbooks at home, 1Ls

September 04, 2020

I’m not one to keep tabs open on my computer, but in the summer before my 1L year, I had about 20. Public speaking practice, law school strategies, study aids, books, advice on making friends with teachers and self-help—even potential spa offers. Searching for the right spa can

Legal Research

Westlaw: There is research and then there is re-search

September 02, 2020

After completing my first-year in law school, none of my courses were as demanding and rewarding as Lawyering and Legal Reasoning—better known as LLR. Any rising 2L, 3L, or even 1L in their second semester will tell you the significance of LLR. After all, since law students are

Unlike the popular perception, lawyers have always been willing to help others. The pandemic is just the latest example.

Lawyers did good during the pandemic (as usual)

September 01, 2020

Lawyers do exceptional things every day. For many, that continued, even increased, during the pandemic. Throughout the country, lawyers mobilized to support their communities and, through their efforts, demonstrated their commitment to service and their community. Here are snapshots of how lawyers have changed lives with their volunteer work during the pandemic.

Diploma Privilege

Diploma privilege: Compassion in a time of crisis

August 31, 2020

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, it’s a sure thing that every law student in the country now knows what “diploma privilege” is even if they never heard of it before. As if this year hasn’t been hard enough, 2020 graduates and bar exam retakers are now also dealing

Introverted Law Student

Hey, introverted, quiet, and shy law students: Here’s why remote learning is our jam

August 26, 2020

When news pundits and politicians criticize remote learning as an “across-the-board disaster,” I bristle. I have a different take: introverted, shy, and socially anxious law students can thrive in remote law classrooms. As an introverted professor, I’m completely pumped to start teaching my new cohort of 1Ls next week—fully online.

Uniform Bar Exam

News we should have posted Sooner: Oklahoma OKs the UBE

August 18, 2020

Yesterday, we informed you that Kentucky had just adopted the Uniform Bar Exam. But we hadn't realized that we were two months overdue for other #UBEWatch news. Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School law prof emeritus (and friend of the blog)

Parent Law Student

How to be a PL: Parenting Law Student

August 10, 2020

When I began my first year of law school, or 1L year, I was a single parent, and this status meant that I was going to spend all three years of law school as a “PL”, or “Parenting Law Student.” My long days included

ABA letter to CCJ: Develop a national strategy for the bar exam and licensing during the pandemic

August 07, 2020

ABA urges Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) to prioritize the development of a national strategy for bar examinations and lawyer licensing for the thousands of men and women graduating law school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Former Prisoner

You are bigger than your worst mistake

August 06, 2020

If Maya Angelou died at age 20, she would’ve died a prostitute and single mom. If Malcom X died at age 20, he would have died as Detroit Red—a woman beater and drug addict. If Robert Downey Jr. died at age 37, he would have died a repeat