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Bar Exam Failure

The last lesson you learn in law school: The Bar Exam

June 09, 2016

Not to scare you, but the reality is if you study and work hard, and are in law school, you can pass the bar, no matter how you did in law school. But remember if you did really well in law school, you can fail too.

Carol Langford

Meet a leader: Carol Langford

June 08, 2016

In addition to serving as a liaison to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, Carol Langford teaches at the University of San Francisco School of Law and the University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. She co-authored "Legal Ethics in the Practice of Law," "Legal Ethics: Rules, Statutes and Comparisons" and "The Moral Compass of the American Lawyer: Truth, Justice, Power and Greed." She talks here with Natasha Galvez about her career and about her work in ethics.

Uniform Bar Exam

UBE Watch: Two more states coming in 2017

June 07, 2016

It has been just shy of two months since the needle has moved on the number of states who have adopted the Uniform Bar Exam. But you can now add Connecticut and West Virginia to the list. Connecticut will start administering the exam beginning in February 2017, according to

Law School Nation (all states)

Law School Nation

June 03, 2016

A quick roundup of upcoming events and opportunities across the country: • Registration is now open for the 2016-2017 American Bar Association Law Student Division skills competitions. Here are the links and the topics: Arbitration: Sharing Economy Law Client Counseling: Privacy Law Negotiation: Business Law National

Street Law class

Street Law comes to Savannah

June 02, 2016

When my law school and the United States Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Georgia initiated the Street Law Program, I don’t think anyone could’ve imagined the success it would bring.

John Marshall Law School

JMLS student veterans organization honored

June 01, 2016

The John Marshall Law School Student Veterans of America Chapter was awarded Chapter of the Month for May. Founded in 2013, we have grown in membership and influence since our inception. This past year, under the direction of our president, Patricia Liggett, we were awarded the 2015 Vet

Apps

Top 5 mobile apps for law students

May 31, 2016

Law school isn’t easy.  From the beginning of 1L year, you’re expected to absorb mountains of information every day — and yeah -- that means late night study sessions and virtuosic organizational skills. While law school is certainly an exercise in discipline, mobile productivity apps can help ease your pain! 

Threatening

What's the big zeal?

May 27, 2016

Although the Rules of Professional Conduct permit lawyers to represent their clients zealously, there are limits as to what is deemed to be acceptable.

Ex Parte McCardle

Congress makes Exceptions that doom editor (Ex parte McCardle)

May 24, 2016

When a newspaper editor in the antebellum South was arrested for writing articles critical of the post-Civil War Reconstruction, he set in motion a chain of events that would lead to one of the key historic cases on the separation of powers.

Andrew Rhoden and Zac Berkstresser

Why you should become a division delegate

May 23, 2016

You have less than a month to apply to join the ABA Law Student Division's leadership team. There are four positions open – Vice Chair of Student Bar Associations and three division delegates to the ABA House of Delegates. Today, we'd like to talk about the

Interpreters

Don't get lost in the translation

May 20, 2016

You have a small immigration practice in Chicago, a city known for a rich diversity of neighborhoods that are home to ethnicities from all over the world. Your office is situated in an area that straddles several of these neighborhoods, and your clientele consists of people from Polish, Hispanic and Korean

Expertise

Ask the Hiring Attorney: How can I sound qualified?

May 19, 2016

Substantive knowledge is generally not a condition of employment for entry-level lawyers. Employers typically don’t expect current law school students and recent graduates to have much substantive or working knowledge of practice areas, especially those entry-level lawyers who have had little or no work experience. Your first challenge isn’t to sound more qualified; it’s to become more qualified!

Restroom Sign

What the 'bathroom bill' means for employment law

May 18, 2016

Ah, the bathroom.  A place of relief and solitude for many, but for the last six weeks, it has been the focus of controversy. North Carolina now requires that people only use restrooms designated for the gender that appears on their birth certificate. Supporters of this requirement claim that without this

Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife

Lack of standing upends the Defenders (Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife)

May 17, 2016

This is the latest in a series of Quimbee.com case brief videos. Have you signed up for your Quimbee membership? The American Bar Association offers three months of online Quimbee study aids for law student members. And if you go Premium, you'll receive Quimbee's Outline on Legal Ethics as part of

Summer Internships

Making your law school summers work for you

May 16, 2016

For law students, summers are an opportunity to build practical skills, knowledge and a professional network. For employers, summers are an opportunity to mentor, recruit new talent, and of course, to get fresh eyes and hands on our endless to-do lists.

Spock and Kirk

Searching for the Mr. Spock in you

May 13, 2016

You are at the helm of the Starship Enterprise, and are boldly going where no one has gone before.  Suddenly on the viewscreen a shining and twirling object that you can’t quite make out appears and is approaching the ship at warp speed.  You only have seconds to decide your next

Women of Cybersecurity collage

Insights from the women of cybersecurity

May 13, 2016

With at least one million cybersecurity job openings in 2016, why do women make up only 11 percent of the information security workforce? Breaking the traditional notion of a male-dominated industry, the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law (SciTech) is highlighting women who are using their passion for

TIPS Mock Interview

Video: What to do (and not to do) during an interview

May 12, 2016

Recent law school graduates and experienced interviewers led a discussion of interview skills and pitfalls at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego during the American Bar Association's midyear meeting in February 2016. They demonstrated common mistakes and shared a few of their own unexpected interview experiences.

Seema Iyer

How to get on television and stay on television

May 11, 2016

The second part of the title is the trick.  I’ve seen plenty of lawyers come and go.  They tank their first shot on the tube then are never asked back.  TV is a cruel, cruel, world.  Understand that before reading any further. How to get on television for the first time I

Quimbee: US v. Windsor

Obergefell benefits from U.S. v. Windsor ruling

May 10, 2016

When Edith Windsor was denied federal marriage benefits after the death of her same-sex spouse, the United States Supreme Court struck down the portion of DOMA excluding same-sex couples from federal marriage benefits.