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COVID Networking

The new networking: Job hunting in the online law school era

September 14, 2020

As a self-designated “student ambassador” for my law school, I take a lot of calls from anxious incoming students. Here’s what I’ve realized: I don’t envy any of these new students. 1L year is already a challenging experience; adding a global pandemic to the mix only ratchets up

Studying

Preparing for your first online law school exams

May 04, 2020

With continuing stay-home orders and closed campuses, many law students are studying to take their finals online for the first time. Here’s my advice on how to prepare.   Understand the format for each of your exams: scheduled/unscheduled, duration, and if it’s at all open-book.

Zoom Call

10 teaching tips from a law student to law professors

April 14, 2020

We’ve heard it all before, but it’s true: these are unprecedented times. With the spread of Covid-19, law schools across the country have moved their tuition online. For students, this tends to mean listening to classes in pajamas and trying to avoid cold calls by turning video off. For professors, the move

Online Study Tips

7 things to do after an online class session ends

March 30, 2020

Now that we’ve had a chance to think about creating conditions for success before and during online law school classes, here are some tips for what to do during a distance education session. After an online class… 1. Be kind.  Share notes with

4 keys to staying focused and active during online courses

March 27, 2020

Following up on my previous post with tips for preparing for online law classes, here are some tips for what to do during a distance education session. During an online class… 1. Use headphones.  It helps. 2.  Take notes actively. 

Online Classes

Coronavirus conversion: Will online law school classes become a permanent change?

March 26, 2020

Almost overnight, legal education as we have always known it changed, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Universities nationwide have shut down their classrooms, dorms, libraries, dining halls and law schools are no exception. Before coronavirus, four universities had variances from the American Bar Association

Law Professor

Quarantine Diaries: Law professors, ask your law students what they need now

March 26, 2020

Global pandemics and law school coursework does not mix well. Overnight, traditional law school courses became online-only. Suddenly, students and professors were in the unique position of trying to figure out how to finish coursework and maintain a quality education. After all, students have a bar to pass.

Kayla Molina and Lisa Dahlke

Quarantine Diaries: Tales from two long weeks of law school in Canada, USA

March 25, 2020

Law students across the United States, and the world, are faced with an unprecedented crisis: the learning the law and coronavirus. In this series, The Quarantine Diaries, law students will detail their experiences during the global pandemic. Follow us as we try to finish Spring 2020. March