It can be incredibly isolating to feel like your experience is dramatically different from that of everybody else around you and that few others will understand where you come from. That can feel especially true in law school, where the vast majority of students are young, single, child-free
Contrary to popular opinion, there are advantages that come with age, and they can help in law school.
Law school isn’t tailored to students with kids, so create an academic experience that works for your family.
A nontraditional student for her time agreed to challenge a school admissions policy for a cause “so right, so just.”
These lawyers trusted their instincts and took a leap of faith to find their perfect career.
Insurance defense litigator Emily Albrecht digs into a specialty that would mortify other lawyers.
That long-term career plan? It can be limiting. Instead, start with a shorter vision.
Your career may not be a straight line. But if you know what you’re good at, you’ll get where you’d like to be.
These first-in-their-family law students reveal how they built the foundation that many other students already have as they begin law school.
I first developed survival tools and then figured out how to survive without them.
A first-gen law student had no idea how far behind he was in the networking and career category.
Sure, students whose family members are lawyers have advantages. But not as much as they think.
Lawyers who participated in moot court and other competitions explain how they’re still benefitting in their practice.
Tradition, especially in the law, means a lot. Traditions connect us to people and ideas that came before. They can add meaning to the things we say and do. But tradition can also hold us back from addressing choices that need rethinking. It’s OK to start fresh every
You can use a social media campaign designed by the ABA to communicate your messages to Congress—and your representatives are listening.
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.
Only 314 law school applicants for the 2017-2018 academic year—not even a half a percent— were music majors, according to the Law School Admissions Council. Dana Musial, a 3L at the University of Cincinnati College of Law in Ohio, was one of them.
Achievements matter, but opportunities offered and provided to others have rich rewards, too.
How I’ve learned and been motivated by those who break from tradition.