Law Students

2222 ABA Journal Law Students articles.

Citing a consumer need, ABA Legal Ed keeps March law school employment reporting deadline
The council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar will not be granting a request to push the employment data deadline from March to June.
Harvard Law student frustrated by quest for interview suit creates her own clothing company
Searching for an interview suit was frustrating for Harvard Law School student Logan Brown. Last year, she visited several shops in her quest for proper and comfortable attire for a career fair and found nothing.
Did bar candidates who had a choice do better on in-person or remote exams?

Most jurisdictions saw bar exam pass rates increase in 2020, regardless of whether they had in-person or online exams. However, in three states that offered both types of exams, online test-takers didn’t do as well.

Nonprofit that offers mentoring to law school applicants seeks more volunteers
A new group formed by Harvard Law School students, which pairs mentors with people applying for competitive scholarships and graduate programs, helped almost 500 candidates during the most recent application cycle, and they are looking for more volunteers.
Suggestions for a different bar exam approved by NCBE board of trustees
Recommendations for bar exam changes, including new types of questions and the evaluation of options for computer-delivered tests with in-person proctoring, were adopted Thursday by the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ board of trustees.
Man who was told he failed bar exam actually passed, and he blames software
When Colin Darnell received word in December that he did not pass New York’s online bar exam, he had a feeling the scoring may have been wrong because he was one of various people with software problems during the test.
Program aims to create new generation of civil rights lawyers with scholarships and training
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund aims to create a new generation of civil rights lawyers in the South through a program offering law school scholarships and civil rights internships and fellowships.
While many jurisdictions had few or no online bar exam testing violations, California had many

Following the administration of the first online remotely proctored bar exam in October, California appears to have sent out significantly more notices of potential testing violations than other large jurisdictions.

Harvard 2L is remembered with acts of kindness by more than a thousand people
More than a thousand people have recorded their acts of kindness to honor a second-year Harvard Law School student who lost his battle with depression on New Year’s Eve.
California releases bar exam results, and like many jurisdictions sees increase in pass rates
Out of the 9,301 people who sat for California’s online bar exam in October, the pass rate was 60.7%, according to a Jan. 8 news release from the State Bar of California.
Big changes for bar exam suggested by NCBE testing task force
Bar exams of the future should be delivered online as an integrated test with scenarios to answer questions from, rather than in, sections with different formats, according to preliminary recommendations released Monday by the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ testing task force.
Will paper bar exams become a thing of the past?

While there’s significant disagreement on how the bar exam should change, many believe it will, and there’s a wide range of ideas about what should happen.

Top 5 Your Voice columns of 2020

From what law students can learn from the musical Hamilton to tips on marketing your practice during the pandemic, the ABA Journal’s Your Voice section hosted a number of fascinating columns in 2020.

Top 10 stories of 2020

When we look back at our most-read stories every year, there is usually a pretty eclectic mix. Our readers tend to like unusual headlines, lawyer discipline stories and legal education news. But this year’s most-read stories were fittingly more serious.

Poll: Which ABA Journal magazine cover from 2020 was your favorite?
This past year, we've covered a wide array of in-depth, diverse and hard-hitting legal topics at the ABA Journal.

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