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Studying for the Bar Exam

Ten tips for preparing for the bar exam

January 22, 2021

After graduation season, future esquires are focused on one final milestone: passing their state’s bar exam. Studying for the bar exam can be stressful and overwhelming. The key to managing these feelings is to have a plan in place to guide exam preparation. Indeed, there is no single

Bar Exam

What to expect after the bar exam

January 19, 2021

Preparing for the bar exam is more physically draining and stressful than most people realize. This one exam can decide the future of law school graduates across the country, and it is only made available twice a year. Once you do take it, however,

Rep Rewards Winners

ABA Rep Rewards winners named for Fall 2020

January 11, 2021

The ABA Law Student Division congratulates the winners of the Fall 2020 Rep Rewards contests. Fall 2020 Semester Winners (most points accumulated): 1st place: Sarah Volmy, Western Michigan Cooley School of Law – 5,768 total points2nd place: Celyn Whitt, University of Wyoming

Ethics

The ‘crafty lawyer’: Why law students need to care about ethics

December 17, 2020

Most everyone has heard a lawyer joke, especially if you’ve decided to go to law school. “What’s the difference between a good lawyer and a bad lawyer? A bad lawyer can let a case drag out for several years. A good lawyer can make it last even longer.”

Arbitration Competition

Teams advance in 2020 Arbitration, Negotiation competitions

December 17, 2020

The top teams in two of the American Bar Association's competition season have advanced to the next rounds. Here are the top law schools in the National Arbitration Competition and National Negotiation Competition. 2020-2021 Arbitration Competitions Regional Champions Brooklyn Law

Uniform Bar Exam

Lakes effect: Michigan adopts the Uniform Bar Exam

December 04, 2020

Ah, Michigan. While not the Land of 10,000 Lakes, it does touch four of the Great Lakes—and about twice as many slogans and mottos. Nowhere is Michigan's embrace of slogans more evident than in

How to create your financial plan for the New Year (with a little help from the experts)

December 04, 2020

Managing real-life expenses and trying to save for your long-term financial goals are difficult tasks for most people, not just law students. The ABA and AcceessLex are here to help! Get for tips on creating a financial plan that will get you

How to manage your debt and credit

Get tips on how to responsibly manage your credit and debit

November 12, 2020

Do you know that potential landlords, employers and even utilities companies routinely access credit scores as part of their application process? Learning how to manage student loans, credit cards and other debt is essential. Establishing financial skills early on and working to build a good

Juvenile Justice

Examining racial inequality in juvenile justice

November 11, 2020

The disproportionate number of minority children navigating juvenile justice systems continues to be a point of great concern in our country. Where does this problem start? Is it in schools, in over-policed minority neighborhoods, or even in homes? What other factors are at play? Putting an end to

Measuring minimum competence: 12 key elements to improving bar admission

November 09, 2020

The summer of 2020 brought the most concentrated and pointed discussion about the bar exam in recent memory—maybe ever. Much of that discussion centered around whether candidates for bar admission should be required to gather in large groups and sit for an in-person exam during a global pandemic. I can only imagine

Investment Advice

Learn about investment essentials from a financial expert

November 06, 2020

When it comes to investments, there is a lot to think about—especially, while managing the stressors and workload of law school.  Having a good understanding of investment funds and approaches is essential to investing with confidence and planning for life beyond law school. The Law

Ballot Box

The battle over mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania

November 04, 2020

Just after Election Day, Republicans and Democrats disagree on whether states should consider mail-in ballots received after November 3. The issue has not yet been resolved, and Americans who voted by mail are anxiously waiting to see whether or not their votes will be counted in the 2020

Internet of Things

Enter the Artificial Intelligence Writing Competition

October 30, 2020

The Center for Legal and Court Technology (CLCT) is pleased to announce its fourth annual writing competition dedicated to innovative legal issues likely to arise from Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and/or related technologies. Artificial Intelligence is no longer a thing of the future. Whether it comes in

Judicial Interns

The law student and judicial intern experience in the time of COVID-19

October 22, 2020

Briana Singson is a rising 2L matriculating into the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. She is a current judicial intern through the Judicial Internship Opportunity Program (JIOP) with the Honorable Judge Virginia M. Kendall of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The onset of

Student Loan Crisis

The student loan debt crisis

October 19, 2020

This article, written by Joshua Cohen, originally appeared in the May/June 2020 issue of GPSolo magazine, volume 37, number 3, published by the American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in