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
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.
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
Join LeAndra Ross from AccessLex Institute as she breaks down the sometimes-complicated world of student loan repayment. Learn how to choose a repayment plan that works for you!
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
If we want to move forward as a profession, we must listen to the experiences of black law school graduates and make sure the experiences they had—and the changes they demand—are not forgotten.
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
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.
Most of the law students reading this are attending accredited law schools. But very few of us know what accreditation means. The U.S. Department of Education has recognized the American Bar Association’s Section on Legal
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 a law student and prepare
The Law Student Division has tabulated the results of its elections for the 2021-2022 Council. Meet the leadership team for next year.
National security expert and Syracuse University professor William Banks sheds light on how current events interact with our nation’s security and the law.
Do you want to debate real-world challenges and opportunities in the legal profession for free with industry leaders? The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism has you covered. The Commission, dubbed 2Civility, is offering law students free admission to its annual The Future Is Now:
There can be only one. And last weekend in “Chicago,” the final 24 teams in the 2021 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition competed virtually to see who would take the title in this year’s moot court battle. In the end, the team of Taylor Holley, Alicia Mpande,
Navigating through law school can be a challenging experience for everyone; often, advice about how best to navigate law school is not uniquely tailored to students of color generally, or to women of color's experiences. In honor of Women's History Month, join us as women attorneys of color
Landing a clerkship requires patience. You will experience repeated rejections and frequent failures. Do not make a campsite at these setbacks but use them as fuel to continue the pursuit.
It is common to fail the bar exam and then pass on a later attempt. Thousands of repeat bar exam takers pass every single administration! The key is to figure out why you did not pass the bar exam so that you can change your approach and pass on your next try.
My last blog, which covered the first-part to this three-part research approach, discussed knowing the what before the where to your legal research. Because this research approach is most effective when followed sequentially, it is best
Folks asked me to discuss a concrete benefit I received from ABA participation. I have been a member since 2013, and have been a licensed attorney since 2018. My first ABA event was a Young Lawyers
Change is always in the air in the legal profession. How do you position your career to be ready next shift? Our writers look at what's on the horizon in technology, networking, and the bar exam. Plus, we offer advice you should absolutely not listen to. It's all
Studying for the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE, or the bar) exam to become a lawyer is never an easy feat. Keep reading to learn a comprehensive list of tools, tricks, and techniques to help you prepare to get your best score possible on the bar.
Over the past few weeks, law school teams competed in the regional rounds of the ABA Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC). Here are the results from those rounds, including the four teams who advanced to the national final rounds, the top advocates, and top briefs.
The team of Katheryn Maldonado and Nick Armah from William & Mary Law School won the national title in the 2021 ABA Law Student Division Client Counseling Competition on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Maldonado and Armah won over the team of Brennan Collins and Malory-Anne
As beginning law students soon learn, what we call “legal reasoning” can be expressed by the formula IRAC. It stands for Issue, Rule, Application, and Conclusion. It is the format used by lawyers in preparing legal memoranda. And the structure that most judges use in drafting judicial opinions. It’s also the
You can, and will, be successful on your multiple-choice law examinations by always choosing the best answer that is: Most responsive to the call of the question;A correct statement of applicable law; and (not “or”)Best supported by the facts presented. Contextually, this post