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How to Become a Personal Injury Lawyer

How to become a personal injury lawyer

July 15, 2021

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

Law School Prep

The summer before 1L: Here's the secret to law school prep

July 08, 2021

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

Professional Development

Engage in the future: What’s on the horizon for professional development?

July 06, 2021

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

Time Management Guide for Law Students

Time Management Guide for Law Students

June 30, 2021

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

MPRE Tips

Model for success: 10 quick MPRE tips

June 29, 2021

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 Podcast

The Law Student Podcast talks mental health in the legal profession

June 21, 2021

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

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Get answers on Public Service Loan Forgiveness from a student loan educator

June 11, 2021

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

Generation Z Law Student

Thriving while Gen Z in law school

May 24, 2021

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

Competitions Champion 2021

Hats off: Stetson wins 2021 Competitions Champion title

May 18, 2021

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.

What a Lawyer Looks Like

Changing the picture of What a Lawyer Looks Like

May 14, 2021

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

Looking at Health Insurance

Learn how law students can understand and navigate choices on health insurance

May 12, 2021

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

MPRE Success Tips

Reviewing the rules: Tips for MPRE success

May 06, 2021

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

Applying to Law School

How to prepare for law school applications 

May 05, 2021

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.

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Plan for your financial life after law school with AccessLex

April 22, 2021

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