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Aspen Advisor Week in Review for August 2nd, 2019

Aspen Advisor Week in Review for August 2nd, 2019 random
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In this week's Aspen Advisor we feature recent news including potential changes to overhaul the Bar exam, some tips to help you decide if law school is right for you, and new ways technology is changing legal education.

Bar Exam

Twitter swirled over the mixup, with dozens of recent law school graduates and attorneys asking the California Bar if the incident is a hoax.

 

Both the National Conference of Bar Examiners and the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System are analyzing whether the current test is the best measure of new lawyers' competence.

 

Law School Students

In this episode of Asked and Answered with the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward, Anspach talks about his road to success after law school, his self-care tips and how he learned to quiet his mind.

 

J.D. hopefuls should consider whether they would enjoy a job as a lawyer, attorneys suggest.

 

Very exciting news for those seeking entry-level jobs in the legal world.

 

Tejada is working to knock barriers down, and change the system from the inside, by starting the National Justice Impact Bar Association.

 

Use your law school connections to your advantage if you ever need assistance in your law firm work.

 

Now entering her second year at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, Reeves is seeking a career in health law — to honor the doctors who treated her and to help clear legal obstacles for others with serious health challenges.

 

Legal Education

While the legal education and study guide space is home to some big-name players, startups may have opportunities to flourish by focusing on niche subjects and offering education in short bursts online.

 

Another law school will offer students another choice in standardized testing.

 

Vikram Savkar, Vice President and General Manager of Education, Healthcare and International Law Markets at Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S., will discuss how law students and faculty can succeed in a digital world in his presentation titled, "The Wolters Kluwer Legal Education Suite." The session will take place today, July 30, 12:00–1:30 PM EST in Room 9 at the Boca Resort.

 

Map shows where minority students attended law school in 2018 (and where they didn’t)

 

This week's Ahead of the Curve looks at the University of North Texas Dallas College of Law's new campus and its ties to presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, as well as Yale Law School's decision to accept the GRE and what that means.

 

This data should not be that hard to collect.

 

Yale University's law school announced that it will begin accepting the Graduate Record Exam in addition to the LSAT. An announcement by Yale said that the change "will provide applicants with additional options and flexibility."