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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.

Woman Doing Finances

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 a law student and prepare

Texas Tech Team

Texas Tech wins 2021 ABA NAAC competition

April 14, 2021

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,

What I Wish I Knew: Learning from Women Lawyers of Color about Their Law School Experiences

Here's what women lawyers of color wished they knew about law school

April 07, 2021

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

Want to clerk? Cultivate these three attributes

April 06, 2021

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.

Man who Failed the Bar Exam

Top 5 reasons people really fail the bar exam

April 05, 2021

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.

The Future of the Legal Profession

Student Lawyer: The future is what you make of it

March 30, 2021

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

Student Studying for the Bar Exam

Study strategies: 4 study tactics for the bar exam

March 29, 2021

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.

2021 NAAC Regional Results

March 25, 2021

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.

William & Mary team

William & Mary win Client Counseling Competition title

March 25, 2021

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

IRAC

Legal reasoning? It's all about IRAC

March 09, 2021

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

Multiple Choice Tests

Do you want to be successful on your multiple-choice law examinations?

March 09, 2021

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