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. Join our law school expert, Heather Buck from JD
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.
Each year the ABA Law Student Division and the ABA CoLAP Law School Committee partner on the national Mental Health Day Program. This initiative is intended to spotlight the critical importance of our own well-being, and specific strategies to protect our well-being in law school and in
As the new academic year gets underway, you may be among the 1L students who are quickly adapting to the long reading assignments and the late nights of case work. You may also be adjusting to your first legal writing course, where you’re expected to learn to research
Meg Steenburgh welcomes Krystal Williams to discuss her unconventional path to law. After many years as a business professional, Krystal’s hunger for learning led her to shift her sights to law. She shares some of her experiences as an older student and discusses where her legal career has
One of the most important tools for studying for exams in law school is the outline. Our law school expert, Heather Buck from JD Advising, provided strategies for outlining and a step-by-step process for creating your outline in a recent Virtual Office Hours session with the
It's not easy to successfully get through law school. Do you join a study group? How do you deal with stress? What advice do professors have for you? If you're looking for advice, you've come to the right place. The ABA Law
If you’re considering applying to law school, or in your 1L year, you may have only vague understandings about what the bar exam is. I know I did. Maybe you’ve seen some of the recent pieces arguing about how it should be changed or abolished. It’s like
This week I've received messages from law students who just started their summer legal internships. What's keeping them up at night? Impostor syndrome. So, let's talk about it. Where did this come from? I am no
First generation law students face a unique set of challenges. They are often navigating graduate school completely on their own without the network or support of some of their peers. Here, we acknowledge many of those demands and offer advice on how to overcome them to ensure that your law school experience is a fulfilling and successful endeavor.
In addition to her impressive legal experience in politics, military, private practice, journalism, and more, Jill Wine-Banks has also been a woman of many firsts throughout her legal career. Tune in with ABA Law Student Podcast host Meg Steenburgh for an in-depth interview with Jill about her many
Join Derek Brainard, MBA, AFC®, CRPC® from nonprofit AccessLex Institute as he outlines how to create a financial plan that works for you during law school. You can also download the
From the FDA’s emergency use authorization of vaccines, to federalism concerns, to employee/employer relationships, to schools, and much more—legal issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to crop up at a rapid pace. To help law students make sense of these evolving matters, Meg Steenburgh welcomes Harvard Law
Join Theresa Popp Braun, Ed.D., AFC®, CEPF® from nonprofit AccessLex Institute as she reveals the pros and cons of buying versus leasing a vehicle.
In 2021, the ABA Young Lawyers Division and AccessLex did a follow-up survey to a 2020 survey on student loans. Full details and report on the new survey will be available soon to ambar.org/debt.
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