Jacquie Carroll, Ed.D., AFC® from nonprofit AccessLex Institute walks through how to develop financial resiliency – an important skill for navigating uncertain times. The Virtual Office Hours series connects you with experts to help you thrive as a law student and prepare for
At the start of the pandemic, Colorado lawyer Zach Neumann posted on social media that he would gladly assist those facing evictions, but quickly saw that the need was far too great for him to handle alone. To address this pressing problem, he founded the
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
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,
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
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!
How does your true spending compare with your spending plan? Will you have a paid internship? Summer associate position? Taking the bar exam? Get tips to "stay on track" and prepare for the summer ahead. This Virtual Office Hour Session is with Jennifer DiSanza.
New lawyers and law students who have an interest in working with start-ups should get involved in the entrepreneurship community early. They can not only become important members of the entrepreneurship ecosystem but can also begin to develop critical skills and networks through incubators, accelerator programs, and clinics.
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.
The cost of a private law school education has grown by an astronomical 175% since 1985. More than 75% of new or young lawyers surveyed by the American
The ABA’s Young Lawyers Division, in collaboration with the Access to Justice Tech Fellows and LexBlog, sponsored the first ever Legal Tech Fictional Writing Competition. The competition sought to bring an interesting
Charles Hamilton Houston, a prominent attorney known as the “man who killed Jim Crow,” once said, “A lawyer is either a social engineer or a parasite on society.” In his perspective, a lawyer can serve as a social engineer for a more equitable society.
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
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
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
Are you passionate about pursuing a career in public interest law? Bolster your resume with an Equal Justice Works Student Fellowship and gain legal experience, build your network, and serve communities in need this summer. If you’re a 1L or 2L, explore your public interest passions through
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,
Filing taxes as a student comes with a unique set of challenges. We’re here to help! This Virtual Office Hours session is with Ashley Norwood-Struppa, AFC®. Ashley is a Regional Manager of the Northeast at the AccessLex Center for Education and Financial Capability.
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
It is the beginning of the 1L second semester, and by this time, you have probably received your first semester grades. If it didn’t go exactly as planned, you may be wondering how you’re going to survive the rest of law school. You may have worked harder than
Get tips to ensure your LinkedIn profile is ready for employers and to grow your professional network. This edition of Virtual Office Hours focuses on refreshing your LinkedIn profile. The host is Tomea Mersmann,
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.”
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
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
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