First semester grades got you down? Wondering how you can work with your current circumstances to make the most of the rest of your 1L year? The ABA and Themis have teamed up to go over what you
Active learning through guidance and practice, expert feedback, and self-reflection allow law students prepping for the bar exam to more fully understand how to best improve their performance when they attempt to apply legal principles.
It's not easy to successfully get through law school. Do you join a study group? How do you deal with stress? What advice do professors have for you? If you're looking for advice, you've come to the right place. The ABA Law
While many students often choose to underestimate the MPRE, the test can pose its own challenges and pitfalls to the uninitiated. The MPRE is designed to measure the knowledge and understanding of established standards related to a lawyer's professional conduct. So, it is important to understand and appreciate the structure, format, and
Thinking about going to law school? Applied to law school, but do not know what is next? Accepted to law school, but nervous about what it will be like? Almost ready to begin your first year of law school and want to get a head start?
The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE®) is a 60 multiple choice question exam created by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE®). The MPRE assesses a student’s knowledge and understanding of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct. The exam is
It is common to fail the bar exam and then pass on a later attempt. Thousands of repeat bar exam takers pass every single administration! The key is to figure out why you did not pass the bar exam so that you can change your approach and pass on your next try.
Along with the bar exam, the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is an essential step toward becoming a practicing legal professional. Commonly referred to as the ethics bar exam, the MPRE is shorter than its counterpart and, as
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
Not every law student has a clear vision of where they want to end up in their career, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes it’s more about seizing the opportunities that present themselves than strictly sticking to a plan. In this ABA Law
Measures taken to combat the spread of COVID-19 have forced most of us to stay indoors, leaving law students with a lot more time on their hands. The coronavirus has introduced more uncertainty into our lives, but at least bar exam takers can use that extra time to
You will survive your first cold call too, and, believe it or not, you’ll probably make it through the next three years. Here are some tips on coping with the stress from this massive, harrowing journey.
Although the MPRE might seem like a walk in the park compared to the bar exam, you don’t want a failed MPRE standing between you and a law license. For those of you cramming for the MPRE, here are 8 last-second tips for passing the MPRE.
A career as a lawyer can be rewarding but also challenging. While law school teaches you how to analyze the substantive law, other skills are just as critical to your success. Learn these skills in this webinar, "Thriving as a Junior Lawyer: Practical Advice from the Experts." Thomson
It is your first day as a new associate. You walk into the office nervous but feel that you are somewhat prepared. You sit down at your desk and open your computer. You have a sense of what an attorney does behind the screen. You have worked with Westlaw, you
The ABA Law Student Division and Quimbee have teamed up to take the stress out of law school. For the first time ever, you can get all the tools you need to ace law school for one massively discounted rate with the all-new Quimbee Platinum Plan.
Law school exams are unlike any other type of academic test. Many law students lack the unique skill set needed to ace their law exams, especially early in their law-school careers. To help remedy that, Quimbee has created an entire course devoted to preparing law students to bring their A
The Philip R. Shawe Scholarship Competition would like to present to all accredited nationwide law schools a unique and exciting opportunity for any second- or third-year law student. The top three finalists will be awarded scholarships totaling $100,000! The Philip R. Shawe Scholarship Competition is a writing and oratorical contest focusing on
Legal research gets a lousy deal in legal education. When you arrive as a first year student you are enrolled into mandatory classes that take a deep dive into the Common Law. You will wrestle with the Rule Against Perpetuities and try to wrap your head around the Statute of
As the world has gotten smaller, the globalization of law has enlarged the range of opportunities for recent law school graduates. At the center of global law and practice sits international commercial arbitration. Some two decades ago, The Economist called international commercial arbitration “the Big Idea set to dominate legal-reform
You’ve put off taking the MPRE long enough—it’s time to sign up for the MPRE so you can get one step closer to bar admission. This post will answer your most urgent questions about the MPRE exam. What is the MPRE and who has to take it? The MPRE (called
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Every student begins law school at the same starting line. Within weeks, days even, some students pull ahead while others fall behind. By the end of the year, at law schools all across America, the class is divided into GPA and class rank strata that include a top, middle, and bottom. What factors determine which group students end up in?