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Piggy Bank

How to be financially happy outside of Big Law

November 01, 2018

While working at a large law firm has the potential to be lucrative, attorneys worldwide continue to demonstrate that it’s absolutely possible to pursue your career goals regardless of the salary you’ll earn.

Grades

10 tips for recovering from a bad grade

November 01, 2018

I’m not the only person who’s ever been shocked by a law school grade. Many, many other lawyers have been similarly gobsmacked and were forced to figure out how to dust themselves off and learn from it.

Money Smart

What you need to know about student loans

November 01, 2018

Student loans are scary and sometimes downright mystifying. Do as much research as possible and ask questions, even the ones you’re afraid to ask.

Women Graduates

Where women go (and don't go) to law school, 2018

March 30, 2018

Once again, 2017 data reveals that female enrollment in law schools has outpaced male enrollment. 2016 was the first year women made up the majority of law school attendees, and now 51.3% of women are attending in comparison to 48.7% of men. It is a significant achievement that women have caught up in terms of law school enrollment – for the second year in a row.

Career-Path

Should you go to law school?

September 08, 2017

It has happened to you before. Your cousin’s best friend is thinking of becoming a lawyer. Your neighbor’s daughter is a college senior applying to the same school where you studied law. As a shining young face of the legal profession, you are asked to have The Talk about what

James Comey

The audacity of 'I Hope' – 2 law school lessons from the James Comey hearings

June 09, 2017

It is not even halfway through 2017, and already, it has been a fascinating year for those practicing in fields of law that intersect with the law at the highest levels of government. We've had the continuing travels of President Donald Trump's executive order on travel limitations from several predominantly Muslim

Pre-Law

Is a pre-law program right for you?

January 25, 2017

Is pre-law right for you? Yes, no, and it depends. I recommend any students considering law school participate in a pre-law program after careful evaluation.  In addition to going through a pre-law program myself, I talked with two young lawyers that both attended an undergraduate program that offered a pre-law

Conservative Liberal

Political disequilibrium on law school campuses

January 12, 2017

During winter break, many law students reflect on their decision to enroll in law school. Full cost may be as high as $85,000 annually for an experience they hoped would teach them new ideas and perspectives. While the legal curriculum exposes them to new concepts, the students will receive it

Aaron Sohaski

The importance of networking in law school

September 29, 2016

Sharpen your pencils and pack your bags because it’s back to school time! Aѕ you embark оn the path to becoming a lawyer, I wаnt tо impart ѕоmе valuable advice I wіѕh ѕоmеоnе hаd told me before starting law school. Now, mоrе thаn ever, уоu wіll hear а lot аbоut thе

Law Students

Five things I wish I knew before law school

September 27, 2016

After you have completed the LSAT and received your first law school acceptance letter, you will likely celebrate passing the first major milestones on your path to becoming an attorney. You might wonder what to expect during law school. Watching movies like "The Paper Chase" or the "Legally Blonde" series

Pizza

Keep your eyes on the whole law school pizza

September 15, 2016

Grades are the pizza crust of law school.  Some people will spend extra resources making the crust special – stuffed, thin, garlic.  Some people will allocate too few resources and end up with too little crust altogether.  But regardless of the quality of the crust, it is of little use standing

Josephine Bahn

School bar passage: When 75% is enough

August 04, 2016

The ABA and the Section on Legal Education may soon be generating much discussion and debate as they weigh a significant tightening of Standard 316, which relates to bar passage rates.

University of Kentucky Street Law

StreetLaw program takes UK Law students to high schools

June 20, 2016

Over the last few months, University of Kentucky law students have lived and breathed StreetLaw — a brand-new student organization at the UK College of Law dedicated to teaching high school students and members of the Lexington community about law and the legal system.

Trophies

It's our awards season, too

February 19, 2016

Last week, it was the Grammys. In two Sundays, it's the Oscars' turn. It's not just the stars' turn for award season, though – we'd like to hand out some hardware as well. It's time for you to tell us who the Law Student Division should honor for the 2015-2016 year. Each

Student loan debt

December 01, 2015

By Barry Malone BARRY MALONE (barrymalone@yahoo.com) is a writer and lawyer in the Detroit area. With the 2016 presidential campaign in full swing, a growing number of candidates are proposing ways to ease student loan debt. Plus, five smart student-loan tips.  “OVERWHELMING” IS HOW Irene Mo, a 2L

May the [Air] Force Be with You

December 01, 2015

By Fabiani Duarte Mercer University— Walter F. George School of Law Chair, ABA Law Student Division fduarte16@lawmail.mercer.edu Working as a judge advocate general law clerk over the past year helped me affirm two things: Combining my law degree with service to my nation is something I want to do. Pursuing a

The Shingle

December 01, 2015

By Amy Phan Taylor. Not long ago, setting up a solo law practice involved a large degree of baptism by fire. New solo attorneys had to brave a career fraught with uncertainty as necessary skills required for that li ne of work—such as setting up the required paperwork, collecting fees, advertising,

Barry’s VITA Program

December 01, 2015

By Marcus A. Sandifer MARCUS A. SANDIFER, a 2L student at Emory University School of Law, is the 5th Circuit governor for the Student Law Division. He sits on the division’s VITA committee. When it comes to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law reigns

There's a world of law out there to explore

There's a world of law out there to explore

November 20, 2015

It’s difficult to believe that I’ve been in the professional legal world now for 10 years. Law school feels like just yesterday — until I begin to think about all that I’ve seen and done since then. I’ve made some wrong turns, had some epic successes, made some incredible connections

Person holding law school books with gavel.

10 tips for success in your 1L year

November 16, 2015

So you are about to start law school and aren’t quite sure what you got yourself into? One year ago today, I was in your very same shoes, starting my first day of law school. I had reached out to just about anyone that had gone through the law school experience