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
When news pundits and politicians criticize remote learning as an “across-the-board disaster,” I bristle. I have a different take: introverted, shy, and socially anxious law students can thrive in remote law classrooms. As an introverted professor, I’m completely pumped to start teaching my new cohort of 1Ls next week—fully online.
So, you’re starting law school in the middle of a global pandemic. This wasn’t how you pictured it going. You didn’t intend to be part of this chapter in the history of legal education, but here you are. How can you make the most of it? As
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
Even before the pandemic forced law schools to close their doors, forward-thinking educators were working hard to increase the accessibility of legal education through online learning. In this ABA Law Student Podcast, host Meghan Steenburgh talks with Dean Craig Boise and faculty director of online education Nina Kohn about
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.
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
At Kaplan Bar Review, we’ve been combining asynchronous learning with live online sessions for over 10 years. We’d love to help you navigate these uncertain times by sharing best practices for blended learning and engaging students in synchronous online sessions, learned from training thousands of teachers who have delivered classes to hundreds of thousands of students live online.
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
In normal times, who doesn’t love the idea of telecommuting? The prospect of WFHing in pants with an elastic waistband alongside what used to be an unlimited supply of snacks while the laundry hums productively in the background—on someone else’s dime—is everyone’s dream. Or
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, law schools across the United States are closing their physical doors and opening their virtual ones by moving classes online. This means a lot of things must change in a short amount of time for both professors and students.
With the threat of COVID-19 becoming more and more real, an increasing number of U.S. law schools are announcing a sudden switch to online classes. Here’s how you, as a law student, can make the change, and maximize your work, in this environment,