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Cybersecurity

How to land a job in cybersecurity and data privacy law

March 01, 2021

Cybersecurity and data privacy are two of the fastest growing and exciting areas of the law, which means that there are plenty of opportunities for law students to begin their career.  One of the main reasons why this field is growing so rapidly, is that laws and regulations

Cybersecurity

Discover cybersecurity law with TIPS' monthly meetings

March 01, 2021

In the technological driven world we live in today, cyber issues have pushed themselves to the forefront no matter what area of law we practice in.  This is especially true in light of the COVID pandemic that forced a new work-from-home world in which lawyers regularly attend court,

Preparing for Law School

You’ve been accepted to law school. Now what?

February 25, 2021

If you were leaving your home for a month, you’d prepare, right?  You’d stop the mail, have someone come by to water the plants, etc.  Your first year of law school can also feel a lot like you’ve walked away from your “normal life” for a while. It’s

Uniform Bar Exam

Pennsylvania adopts the Uniform Bar Exam

February 12, 2021

The news for bar exam takers in the pandemic has been mostly bad—unless you've been praying for movement on the Uniform Bar Exam. As of today, the UBE has added as many states (5) in the past year as it had in 2018 and 2019 combined!

California Western School of Law

California Western wins 2021 ABA Negotiation Competition

February 08, 2021

The team from California Western School of Law, Francis Carlota and Jonathan Gonzalez, won the 2021 ABA Negotiation Competition, held on February 6, 2021. The Mitchell Hamline School of Law team of Austyn Boothe and Daniel Sheikhan came in second place.

Legal Self Help

Pro se support: The ins and outs of a legal help program

January 29, 2021

Not everyone can afford a lawyer, and not everyone needs one. But, when a regular person has a pressing legal question, where can they find answers? Promoting access to justice should include helping those with legal problems obtain the information they need to successfully navigate their matter, even

Arbitration Competition Winners

Fordham wins 2021 ABA Arbitration Competition crown

January 27, 2021

Fordham University School of Law's team of Joshua Zelen, Margaret Revera, Catherine Young, and Perry Zirpoli took the top spot at the 2021 ABA Arbitration Competition on Jan. 23. This year's topic was Contracts and Warranties. Fordham Law's team designation was Team

Studying for the Bar Exam

Ten tips for preparing for the bar exam

January 22, 2021

After graduation season, future esquires are focused on one final milestone: passing their state’s bar exam. Studying for the bar exam can be stressful and overwhelming. The key to managing these feelings is to have a plan in place to guide exam preparation. Indeed, there is no single

Bar Exam

What to expect after the bar exam

January 19, 2021

Preparing for the bar exam is more physically draining and stressful than most people realize. This one exam can decide the future of law school graduates across the country, and it is only made available twice a year. Once you do take it, however,

Rep Rewards Winners

ABA Rep Rewards winners named for Fall 2020

January 11, 2021

The ABA Law Student Division congratulates the winners of the Fall 2020 Rep Rewards contests. Fall 2020 Semester Winners (most points accumulated): 1st place: Sarah Volmy, Western Michigan Cooley School of Law – 5,768 total points2nd place: Celyn Whitt, University of Wyoming

Ethics

The ‘crafty lawyer’: Why law students need to care about ethics

December 17, 2020

Most everyone has heard a lawyer joke, especially if you’ve decided to go to law school. “What’s the difference between a good lawyer and a bad lawyer? A bad lawyer can let a case drag out for several years. A good lawyer can make it last even longer.”

Arbitration Competition

Teams advance in 2020 Arbitration, Negotiation competitions

December 17, 2020

The top teams in two of the American Bar Association's competition season have advanced to the next rounds. Here are the top law schools in the National Arbitration Competition and National Negotiation Competition. 2020-2021 Arbitration Competitions Regional Champions Brooklyn Law

Uniform Bar Exam

Lakes effect: Michigan adopts the Uniform Bar Exam

December 04, 2020

Ah, Michigan. While not the Land of 10,000 Lakes, it does touch four of the Great Lakes—and about twice as many slogans and mottos. Nowhere is Michigan's embrace of slogans more evident than in

How to create your financial plan for the New Year (with a little help from the experts)

December 04, 2020

Managing real-life expenses and trying to save for your long-term financial goals are difficult tasks for most people, not just law students. The ABA and AcceessLex are here to help! Get for tips on creating a financial plan that will get you