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COVID-19 Bar Examination and Admission Changes

It's an uncertain time for recent law graduates and other prospective bar exam takers. Which states will be administering the bar exam in July as planned? Which states have postponed the bar exam until the fall? Which states are admitting law school graduates with supervision from an attorney?

Coronavirus resources and information for law students

Coronavirus has upended the legal education landscape. We know you have questions about how to study online, whether the bar exam will proceed this summer, and the myriad questions about how you're supposed to function on a daily basis. We've assembled this guide with a

The Pandemic Issue

Student Lawyer: The Pandemic Issue

Unlike the popular perception, lawyers have always been willing to help others. The pandemic is just the latest example. This issue of Student Lawyer Magazine looks at the summer of change for all its beauty.

How to prepare references for a state bar application

Alan Hamilton 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

New part-time J.D. programs expand distance learning, flexible scheduling options

Travis Thickstun September 11, 2020

Several innovative new part-time J.D. programs have expanded distance-learning options for working professionals and parents. In addition to the new

The financial lessons of the pandemic

Ashley Norwood-Struppa September 01, 2020

Even though this new “abnormal” won’t last forever, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be far reaching. Though we’ve all been hit in different ways, there are financial lessons you can take from current events to help protect you against financial insecurity in the future.

Extending the CARES Act: Push Congress to extend student loan deferment during COVID-19

Anthony Ciolli and Christopher Jennison August 19, 2020

There’s no dancing around it: debt and loans are an anchor on law students and young lawyers. To put

Your legal adventure is out there! Considerations for choosing a path in the law

Rachel Gurvich and Margaret Hannon August 25, 2020

Law students often ask, “how do I know what kind of lawyer I want to be?” Or they see classmates who seem to

Still don’t know what you want to be when you grow up, 1Ls? It’s okay!

Emily Hirsekorn August 18, 2020

“The lawyers I’ve talked to said I have to choose a path and stick to it!” “Everyone else seems

Student Lawyer: The Pandemic Issue

Student Lawyer September 24, 2020

Unlike the popular perception, lawyers have always been willing to help others. The pandemic is just the latest example. This issue of Student

Lawyers did good during the pandemic (as usual)

Mackenzie Ward September 01, 2020

Lawyers do exceptional things every day. For many, that continued, even increased, during the pandemic. Throughout the country, lawyers mobilized to support their communities and, through their efforts, demonstrated their commitment to service and their community. Here are snapshots of how lawyers have changed lives with their volunteer work during the pandemic.

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

Heidi Weaver 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

Ask the Hiring Attorney: How do I hire a legal recruiter?

Shauna Bryce December 20, 2019

Q: How do I find a legal recruiter I can hire to help me find a job after I graduate and pass the bar?

Your legal adventure is out there! Considerations for choosing a path in the law

Rachel Gurvich and Margaret Hannon August 25, 2020

Law students often ask, “how do I know what kind of lawyer I want to be?” Or they see classmates who seem to

Still don’t know what you want to be when you grow up, 1Ls? It’s okay!

Emily Hirsekorn August 18, 2020

“The lawyers I’ve talked to said I have to choose a path and stick to it!” “Everyone else seems

A career in legal aid: Perspectives from Sally Fisher Curran

ABA Law Student Division June 12, 2020

Legal aid is crucial to those unable to afford legal services, and a career serving the underserved can be hugely rewarding. ABA Law Student

Insights on bar review and civil procedure from Emory law prof Richard Freer (podcast)

ABA Law Student Division May 08, 2020

In this edition of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Jake Villarreal interviews Professor Rich Freer about his long career in legal education, his expertise in