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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

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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,

The Science of Well Being

Eureka! Discovering the science of well-being for lawyers

February 20, 2020

Lawyer well-being and wellness is more than just a theory. There is a whole science underlying the benefits of increasing lawyer effectiveness by encouraging wellness, well-being and implementation of personal and systemic strategies. It’s quantum physics. Seriously. Quantum physics is the study of how the universe works. It explains how

Woman Sleeping

This one weird trick could improve your law school performance: Sleep

February 19, 2020

I’ve recently learned of an amazing trick that can help law students improve every aspect of their law school experience – from preparing for class, to memorizing case names, to studying for exams, to handling stress. And it’s absolutely free. So what is this amazing, no-cost, pharmaceutical-free trick? Sleep.

ABA Mental Health T-Shirts

Buy your ABA LSD Mental Health gear today and support CoLAP

February 04, 2020

Join the ABA Law Student Division and CoLAP in supporting mental health awareness in the legal profession. You can buy a t-shirt or hoodie with our contest-winning design to raise awareness for the mental health of lawyers and law students across the country. Each comes in a variety of colors, and all proceeds benefit the ABA Commission for Legal Assistance Programs.

Get Organized

5 basic things 3Ls should be considering and doing to get a job

January 14, 2020

It is n­­ever too early to start your job search. As soon as you finish your last 2L class, you should be thinking about finding a job. Assuming you took the time in your first and second years of law school to polish your resume, writing sample(s), and

Your GPS to summer bar success

January 01, 2020

Intensive bar preparation is a “long, strange trip” (apologies to the Grateful Dead). You need your Bar Success GPS—something you don’t want to be frantically pulling together in June and July. Start early. Start now.