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How to manage your debt and credit

Get tips on how to responsibly manage your credit and debit

November 12, 2020

Do you know that potential landlords, employers and even utilities companies routinely access credit scores as part of their application process? Learning how to manage student loans, credit cards and other debt is essential. Establishing financial skills early on and working to build a good

Juvenile Justice

Examining racial inequality in juvenile justice

November 11, 2020

The disproportionate number of minority children navigating juvenile justice systems continues to be a point of great concern in our country. Where does this problem start? Is it in schools, in over-policed minority neighborhoods, or even in homes? What other factors are at play? Putting an end to

Measuring minimum competence: 12 key elements to improving bar admission

November 09, 2020

The summer of 2020 brought the most concentrated and pointed discussion about the bar exam in recent memory—maybe ever. Much of that discussion centered around whether candidates for bar admission should be required to gather in large groups and sit for an in-person exam during a global pandemic. I can only imagine

Investment Advice

Learn about investment essentials from a financial expert

November 06, 2020

When it comes to investments, there is a lot to think about—especially, while managing the stressors and workload of law school.  Having a good understanding of investment funds and approaches is essential to investing with confidence and planning for life beyond law school. The Law

Ballot Box

The battle over mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania

November 04, 2020

Just after Election Day, Republicans and Democrats disagree on whether states should consider mail-in ballots received after November 3. The issue has not yet been resolved, and Americans who voted by mail are anxiously waiting to see whether or not their votes will be counted in the 2020

Internet of Things

Enter the Artificial Intelligence Writing Competition

October 30, 2020

The Center for Legal and Court Technology (CLCT) is pleased to announce its fourth annual writing competition dedicated to innovative legal issues likely to arise from Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and/or related technologies. Artificial Intelligence is no longer a thing of the future. Whether it comes in

Judicial Interns

The law student and judicial intern experience in the time of COVID-19

October 22, 2020

Briana Singson is a rising 2L matriculating into the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. She is a current judicial intern through the Judicial Internship Opportunity Program (JIOP) with the Honorable Judge Virginia M. Kendall of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The onset of

Student Loan Crisis

The student loan debt crisis

October 19, 2020

This article, written by Joshua Cohen, originally appeared in the May/June 2020 issue of GPSolo magazine, volume 37, number 3, published by the American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in

Tired Eyes From Screen Time

Zoom yourself out: Slash screen time for mental health

October 16, 2020

It’s hard to deny we all spend to much time on our phones. Texts, emails, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Candy Crush, the latest game….the number of hours we spend staring at that little device is frankly embarrassing.  It turns out, spending excessive time on our devices is more than

Networking Virtually

Networking happens everywhere (the quarantine edition)

October 14, 2020

One of my favorite things to say is that networking happens everywhere. So what happens when your “everywhere” gets slimmed down during a pandemic, and even when you ARE out and about, your (hopefully) smiling, open and friendly face is hidden behind a mask?

Construction Law

5 questions to ask before becoming a construction lawyer

October 13, 2020

While construction law is generally a lesser-known practice of law amongst law students, it is by no means small. In fact, construction is a multi-billion dollar industry, making up the largest segment of the production sector the US’s GDP, and the

COVID Employment

COVID-19 and the path to the profession: Is a legal career still the right choice?

October 12, 2020

Both law schools and the legal profession are facing a number of changes as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. This, coupled with the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, persons with disabilities, and low-income communities, has left some diverse law students and those contemplating law

Bar Exam Room

An Open Letter on the 2020 Bar Exam from Law Deans

October 08, 2020

This letter was originally published via Medium and is shared here with permission. The disruption faced by the law school class of 2020 was significant and will be long lasting. These newest members

Hushed Voices

Getting to the other side of mental health in the legal profession

October 08, 2020

As ABA Law Student Mental Health Day comes to us yet again, a journal entry by a 2L in my Legal Profession class offers hope:  All of my friends, siblings, and peers talk about mental health. We have all been affected. We are unfiltered, empathetic,

Mental Health

Top tips for mental and emotional well-being while in law school

October 06, 2020

This article originally appeared on the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program page under the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association and was written by Angela Nieves. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or