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Preparing References

How to prepare references for a state bar application

September 16, 2020

There are many steps that aspiring lawyers must take before being admitted to a state bar. While many individuals are familiar with the bar exam that lawyers are often required to take, there are other critical aspects of the application process that could affect the likelihood of being

Bar Exam

Preparing for the bar exam and practice during a pandemic

September 01, 2020

In any other year, 2020 law school graduates would have taken the July bar exam and would now be working or looking for law jobs while awaiting bar exam results. But this is no ordinary year. The events of this spring and summer have disrupted nearly everything that seemed routine just months ago.

Introverted Law Student

Hey, introverted, quiet, and shy law students: Here’s why remote learning is our jam

August 26, 2020

When news pundits and politicians criticize remote learning as an “across-the-board disaster,” I bristle. I have a different take: introverted, shy, and socially anxious law students can thrive in remote law classrooms. As an introverted professor, I’m completely pumped to start teaching my new cohort of 1Ls next week—fully online.

Law Student

Welcome to 1L: Here's your law school orientation kit

July 21, 2020

When we started putting this toolkit for incoming law students together, law school looked a lot different. And at this point, the experience for all law students will vary widely from law school to law school as remote, in-person, and hybrid plans are implemented. And

Get 30 tips for your bar prep in 30 minutes

May 14, 2020

Studying for the bar exam is a marathon, not a sprint. Start your conditioning now so you can achieve your best performance. To help, the Law Student Division brings you "30 Tips in 30 Minutes: Bar Prep," a webinar featuring two young lawyers who

Waiting for an OCI Interview

On-Campus Interviews: Bouncing back after not getting a job offer

April 27, 2020

As I write this article, there is a hiring freeze in effect due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and nobody is certain when the next on-campus interviews will take place. What is certain is that there will be another recruiting season, and law students’ employment prospects will improve.

2L Transformation

2L: Your year of transformation from law student to lawyer

April 01, 2020

Law school is a transitional time. It’s several years of preparing to cross from being a student to being a professional. In a short period, we go from being a regular human who doesn’t understand jurisdiction to a lawyer who knows the proper Bluebook rule

Chrysalis

The chrysalis year: What to do during your time as a 3L

April 01, 2020

Here we are, another school year winding down. 3Ls are gearing up for the big day they’ve long awaited— graduation—while simultaneously thinking about how fast the bar exam is coming. 2Ls are trying to avoid senioritis as their final year awaits. And 1Ls are breathing sighs of relief

Distractions

Student Success 101: Reduce distractions and increase focus

April 01, 2020

To thrive academically, and pass the bar exam the first time around, you must combat distractions with enormous discipline. You must be on—mind, body, and spirit. To do this, you need to ruthlessly protect your time and put up walls around everything that steals time and focus from your studies.

Online Test

How to plan for take-home exams

March 30, 2020

Whether you are excited by the idea of take-home essay exams or frightened by it, you may have some questions about the best way to prepare. I have compiled a list of tips and suggestions that apply generally to take-home exams. These tips should not take the place

Working at Home

Train your brain to be productive at home

March 18, 2020

In normal times, who doesn’t love the idea of telecommuting? The prospect of WFHing in pants with an elastic waistband alongside what used to be an unlimited supply of snacks while the laundry hums productively in the background—on someone else’s dime—is everyone’s dream. Or

Remote Learning

How law students can find success in online classes

March 16, 2020

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, law schools across the United States are closing their physical doors and opening their virtual ones by moving classes online. This means a lot of things must change in a short amount of time for both professors and students.

Choosing a Law School

Everything you need to consider in a law school

March 04, 2020

What should you look for in a law school? Well, there’s a lot to consider. But don’t worry: we’ve broken down all the criteria you need to research, so you can find the best law school (or schools!) for you and your career goals. 

Man worrying over Character and Fitness Application

Character and Fitness concerns: How to amend your law school application

February 24, 2020

Much is expected of prospective attorneys: apply and attend law school, earn a degree, study, take and pass the bar exam. In addition to all of these requirements, there is another critical component of becoming an attorney: successfully navigating the character and fitness process. For some bar admission applicants,