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Mindfulness for Cold Calling

May 24, 2022

A Rite of Passage or a Form of Torture? Students have been terrified of and traumatized by cold calling ever since Harvard Dean Christopher Columbus Langdell invented the case method more than a century ago. The Socratic method is the ultimate form of

Embrace the Change—Law School vs. Undergrad

May 20, 2022

At this point, I am sure you have heard countless times just how different law school is from your undergraduate studies. However, it’s also important to point out that knowing law school is more challenging doesn’t make the transition less scary. Change may be necessary,

Stephanie’s Declassified Bar Prep Survival Guide (Results may vary)

May 18, 2022

If you were born in the early nineties like I was, you might have found Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide helpful for navigating the bizarre age of adolescence. I certainly did. Now that I’ve reached the age of adulthood, I’ve realized that we deserve survival guides for all

Loan Consolidation

Consolidating Versus Refinancing Your Student Loans

May 06, 2022

LeAndra Ross, AFC® from non-profit AccessLex Institute discusses the pros and cons of student loan consolidation and refinancing.  The Virtual Office Hours series connects you with experts to help you thrive as a law student and prepare for life after law school. 

Why Law School Should Be Two Years

April 21, 2022

The American Bar Association and law schools should reconsider the outdated structure of three years of law school and the bar exam. First, law school is far too theoretical and lacks training for practical, employable skills. Second, it is very costly, and each semester puts students in greater insurmountable debt. Third, the

The Skills Needed to Practice “New Law”

April 14, 2022

By focusing on expanding and strengthening their skillsets, lawyers can make sure they remain relevant in the profession and have access to more opportunities for success.

Announcing the 2022-2023 Law Student Division Council-elect

April 13, 2022

The results of the elections for the 2022-2023 Law Student Division Council have been tabulated. Here are your new council-elect: [table id=32 /] The Director of Legal Education is an appointed position, and the new director will be announced at a later

Why Law Students Should Embrace the Power of Personal Relationships

April 07, 2022

Law school can feel like a pressure cooker. From grappling with the Socratic Method to studying for the bar exam, every law student experiences actual stress over those three years. However, one of the reassuring things about being a law student is that there is an obvious key

Taking the Bar as an International Student

April 05, 2022

I was excited to get a place in the international legal studies program at NYU, where I aimed to complete my LL.M. As an international student, of course, I faced a series of unique challenges. Then, the pandemic rolled in, making things even more complicated. Because of the

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The Future of Legal Ethics

April 01, 2022

Legal ethics: It’s not a class in your first-year curriculum. It’s a concept that will follow your every decision as a lawyer. And, just like the law itself, ethics rules are evolving.

2021-2022 ABA Negotiation Competition Results

April 01, 2022

Here are the schools who competed at this year’s Negotiation National Finals: 1.         Baylor University School of Law 2.         University of Georgia School of Law 3.         University of Maryland Law 4.         University of St. Thomas School of Law 5.         University of Oklahoma Law 6.         Benjamin

Bar Exam Studying

8 Essential Tips for First Time Bar Exam Takers

March 25, 2022

Planning to take the bar exam soon? Looking to get ahead and start preparing for the bar exam early? Make sure you are on the right track to pass the bar exam the first time with these easy to implement tips! The Virtual Office Hours

How to Create Context in Legal Writing

March 08, 2022

Regardless of whether we write to explain or advocate, all of us want to write persuasively. But we can persuade only when our readers understand what we’ve said.

What is the purpose of the LSAT and why is it so important?

March 04, 2022

What is the LSAT? The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) has long been seen as a gatekeeper to law school. The LSAT does not test any substantive law. Instead, it tests analytical reasoning, logical reasoning, and reading comprehension skills. It is graded on a scale of 120 to

Which Bar Exam Should You Take?

February 22, 2022

The information in this article is based on the July 2021 bar exam. The bar exam has been around since the 1800s and has allowed many law students to become lawyers. Each year, thousands of students study for this 12-hour exam that could either gain

Choosing a Legal Field

How to select your legal specialty

December 17, 2021

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

How to Write an Op-Ed

How to write an op-ed for law students

December 15, 2021

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

GAME Etiquette

Be on your GAME: Etiquette tips for law students

December 13, 2021

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

1Ls You Belong Here

Dear 1Ls: You belong here

December 09, 2021

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