One thing new law students are unlikely to realize when attending their first year in a “socially distanced” format is just how much learning they’re missing out on. I’m not talking about the learning during class time: even for those taking all of their courses remotely, most law
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
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
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.
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 learning. Cancelled commencements. The uncertainty of summer job security. Pass/fail classes. And the potential of a cancelled or postponed July 2020 bar examination. These have become normal conversation topics among law students
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
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.
At this point, educators can no longer subject students to the traditional norms of grading. COVID-19 is chaos incarnate, and the last thing on anyone’s mind is school. But the conversation cannot end there. Indeed,
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
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.
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
Abrupt law school closures in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in both challenges and opportunities for law students. As the coronavirus began to spread in the United States, universities sent law students home, seeking to to slow the virus’s spread. I
Over at the Law to Fact podcast, Professor Leslie Tenzer and I have a conversation with tips for law students about online learning. Every single law