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Tired Eyes From Screen Time

Zoom yourself out: Slash screen time for mental health

October 16, 2020

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

COVID Networking

The new networking: Job hunting in the online law school era

September 14, 2020

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

Introverted Law Student

Hey, introverted, quiet, and shy law students: Here’s why remote learning is our jam

August 26, 2020

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.

Studying

Preparing for your first online law school exams

May 04, 2020

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.

Zoom Call

10 teaching tips from a law student to law professors

April 14, 2020

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 Podcast

Law school innovators talk about taking legal education online (podcast)

April 09, 2020

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

Online Study Tips

7 things to do after an online class session ends

March 30, 2020

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

4 keys to staying focused and active during online courses

March 27, 2020

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. 

Remote Learning

Remote learning: How to make human connections between teachers and students

March 20, 2020

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 resources and information for law students

March 19, 2020

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

Working at Home

Train your brain to be productive at home

March 18, 2020

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

Remote Learning

How law students can find success in online classes

March 16, 2020

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.