Making the Most of Your First Year in Law School
Posted on 08-16-2016 by Tracie Morris

As a first-year law student, you’ll face a gauntlet of challenges: Con Law, case briefings, the Socratic method, to name a few. To conquer these challenges, you’ll need some words of wisdom. So we recently asked a number of experienced legal professionals: How can first-year students succeed... Read More

Shepard's T-Shirt Photo Contest
Posted on 10-19-2015 by carolyn.bach lexisnexis

LexisNexis® is celebrating Frank Shepard’s unparalleled contribution to American jurisprudence this month, and we’d like to invite you to the party. Share a snapshot of you wearing your Shepard’s T-shirt anywhere and receive a gift card plus the chance to win a travel voucher... Read More

Generation Z: In 5 years they will be 20% of the workforce. What do they want? [Infographic]
Posted on 09-14-2015 by Christina Alge

Balancing work/life balance, followed by making enough money and finding a stable job are 3 of the biggest concerns for members of Generation Z (people born between 1990 and 1999) according a recent report from Creative Group and Enactus. (The report was based on data from a survey of 770 members of... Read More

20 Professionalism Tips for Millennial Attorneys
Posted on 08-31-2015 by Christina Alge

We are all capable of learning new things and we all should be open to learning new things too. I mean knowledge is power, right? (At least that’s what ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’ taught me). So listen up millennials in the legal profession, these tips from 2civility are for you: 1. Remember... Read More

Tuesday Tips: Assign, Track & Assess Student Research Skills with Lexis® Learn
Posted on 08-25-2015 by carolyn.bach lexisnexis

Lexis® Learn is a new interactive learning platform available to law school faculty to supplement their current research curriculum. It’s designed to help students learn legal research fundamentals outside of class so you can focus on in-depth content in class. How will Lexis® Learn... Read More

The unaccounted factor: Law school proximity is important for potential partners
Posted on 04-21-2015 by Christina Alge

Before we chose which college to attend, I bet one thing we took into consideration is which school was the best at the degree I would be working to earn. Sounds like a smart idea, right? According to a new study of partners’ academic pedigree, a large number of graduates who are at top law firms... Read More

Hiring partners reveal new attorney readiness for real world practice. [Summary & White Paper]
Posted on 04-14-2015 by Tracie Morris

Law Schools and individual faculty are in the process of revising their curriculum and classes to address the demand for more practice-ready graduates. But what are the most desired research, writing and transactional skills and how can law schools develop these skills most effectively? An independent... Read More

Are law schools seeing sunshine and blue skies in their future?
Posted on 11-20-2014 by Christina Alge

It sounds as though those in law admissions may be seeing Annie’s “The sun will come out tomorrow” line come to fruition. Since 2010 the number of students taking the LSAT and applying for law school has been in a free fall. A recent look at the numbers shows that maybe that sun Annie... Read More

Average Age of Lawyers is – well – Really OLD!
Posted on 11-07-2014 by Christina Alge

Makeup has the power to make people completely different, sometimes unrecognizable. Prospective law students have always acted as the makeup of the legal profession, making the profession seem younger, however, as fewer graduates become lawyers we are slowly seeing the makeup come off and the profession... Read More

Law Students: 8 helpful tips when preparing for exams
Posted on 11-06-2014 by Christina Alge

Are you nervous about exams coming up? Are these your first set of exams of law school? Don’t fret as an article from Law School Lowdown offered tips when preparing for law school exams. Here are their tips: 1. Study In A Group, but Find A Good Group Find a study group. One way to best utilize... Read More

The good news about the “under-reported” changes to law school standards via The American Lawyer
Posted on 10-23-2014 by Christina Alge

If you were following the American Bar Association’s deliberations on revising law school accreditation rules this spring and summer, you might have concluded that the "faculty tenure requirement" was all that was being discussed. Unsurprisingly, many law professors opposed the relatively... Read More

Tuesday Tip: How do I search in specific segments on Lexis Advance®
Posted on 10-21-2014 by Sarah Patrick

In Lexis Advance ® , all documents of the same type have a common structure, composed of the natural parts or divisions referred to as segments. You can restrict your search to a specific part or segment of a document, such as the court that heard the case or the judge who wrote the opinion. Different... Read More

Good Advice About Paragraphing for Law Students (from Law School Professors)
Posted on 10-15-2014 by Chad Troyan

Paragraphs- such a simple topic we’re taught about in English, yet as we get older we understand that the paragraph can be more complex than it seems. Different writing styles have different requirements of this aspect of writing. In an article in the 2014 Kentucky Bench & Bar magazine which... Read More

Lawbrary Etiquette: When persistence and a “don’t mess with me” attitude can earn any student a valuable study spot.
Posted on 10-10-2014 by Christina Alge

Photo Credit: Photographee.eu / Shutterstock.com For all who are about to embark on an exam-week marathon [Urban Dictionary definition – means you have to study every single day for the exam of the next day] this article via The Student Appeal is relevant about law library etiquette. However... Read More

Law students: Is your hunger to be an excellent attorney killing the excellent you?
Posted on 10-01-2014 by Christina Alge

Photo Credit: Andrew Lever / Shutterstock.com Law Students are all quite good at narrowing their focus – at being funneled. They are funneled into the same narrow slate of extracurriculars during high school, into a major or two in college, and finally, funneled into law school. This funneling... Read More

Red Does Not Mean Stop: Practical Tips for Improving the Accuracy of Your Legal Research via JD Supra
Posted on 09-28-2014 by Hans Thielman

The author of this blog is Kelly Margolis Dagger. She notes that the North Carolina Supreme Court can reverse a Court of Appeals decision by adopting the dissenting opinion. http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/red-does-not-mean-stop-practical-tips-f-27792/ Read More

Coffee. Coffee. Coffee and I hate my life sum up this law school video.
Posted on 09-27-2014 by Christina Alge

If you attend (or have attended) law school you've heard all this before. Oh, and for those who aren't "in the know," a "gunner" is a person who is competitive,overly-ambitious and substantially exceeds minimum requirements (according to Urban Dictionary). Enjoy! (Please... Read More

Exclusive to Fall Associates – Lexis Advance Webinar Today
Posted on 09-25-2014 by kim.saldana@lexisnexis.com

Lexis Advance transforms the way you conduct research by offering innovative features and functionality in combination with industry leading content. Join us for a 30-minute webinar outlining how Fall Associates can best use the product. Date: Tuesday, Sept. 30 Time: 1:30 p.m. (EST) Details: Registration... Read More

The Dark Side of Law School: Today’s depressed law students will become tomorrow’s depressed lawyers [via WSJ]
Posted on 09-25-2014 by Christina Alge

Studies have shown that lawyers suffer from high rates of depression and suicide. A new paper by a law professor who battled clinical depression says law schools can do a better job of talking to future lawyers about the issue of mental illness within the legal profession. In an essay forthcoming in... Read More

Is Social Media Worthless?
Posted on 09-23-2014 by Travis Burchart

Photo Credit: Quka / Shutterstock.com As social media becomes more crucial to businesses of all sizes, issues of ownership and value of content will continue to arise. In its decision in Eagle v. Morgan et.al., the E.D. of Pennsylvania court found for Dr. Eagle on principle, but awarded no damages -... Read More

Dealing with Information (or Brain) Overload [Infographic]
Posted on 09-18-2014 by Tracie Morris

Up until recently, there was no such thing as information overload, but with 24 hour news cycles, blogs, social networks, viral videos and more, it’s hard not to have your mind bogged down with news, messages, trivia and the like. If you find yourself losing productivity because you are too distracted... Read More

Trends Shaping the Legal Industry [Infographic]
Posted on 09-16-2014 by Doug Esten

Recently, Robert Half Legal took a focused look at the legal profession in a new study titled Client Dynamics Driving Change in the Legal Profession . The study identifies four key legal industry trends shaping the profession which are: Demand for specialization sparks talent wars General counsel... Read More

Some law schools now aiming to educate students as attorneys + entrepreneurs
Posted on 09-10-2014 by Sarah Patrick

According to an article by inc.com here are some ways different law schools are giving students a brighter future by making them into a versatile, tech-and-data competent lawyer with the hope they can find a promising career in niche law or by starting their own legal service. The Law Laboratory Reinvent... Read More

What Your Font Style Says About Your Appellate Brief [Infographic] #writinglegally
Posted on 09-09-2014 by Chad Troyan

While lawyers write a lot of documents, they don’t often consider the style of font of the characters (letters and numbers) used to produce the document. Yet fonts (and other typography matters) are important. No lawyer would consider using the same type of script font that may be found on a wedding... Read More

The New Lexis Advance: A Basic Overview
Posted on 09-05-2014 by Stacy_Staarmann

(Please visit the site to view this video) Lexis Advance transforms the way you conduct research by offering innovative features and functionality in combination with industry leading content. We have been able to develop a legal research platform that meets your needs in an efficient and intuitive... Read More