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The Aspen Advisor Week in Review for December 14, 2018

The Aspen Advisor Week in Review for December 14, 2018 random
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Check out this week’s collection of interesting articles related to the Bar exam, law school students, legal education, and other legal news.

Bar Exam            

How to Effectively Prepare for the Bar Exam       
Considering the amount of material that is tested on the bar exam, it is important to study smart! You need to be sure that you are using your study time effectively in order to put yourself in the best position to pass the exam. Here, we tell you five tips on how to effectively prepare for the bar exam.

Law School Students       

Dating in Law School: The Dos and Don’ts            
When discussing the idea of dating during law school, the question is not: “Should you date someone while in law school?” It's: “Should you even date someone who’s in law school?” No, probably not.

Law Student Allegedly Makes Threat of Gun Violence Against Professor, Gets Suspended, Sues School to Take Finals      
This wee little 1L actually won his case against the school.

Legal Education

Students Get Rare Insights into Inner Workings of our Legal System          
As the seven justices on the California Supreme Court filed into the San Francisco court house, the first thing Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye did was welcome the 10 USC undergraduates and their instructor, gathered in the audience. The group had traveled to San Francisco in October to hear oral arguments presented before the court as part of Antonio Elefano‘s “Advanced Legal Writing” course, an upper division elective offered by The Writing Program at USC Dornsife.

U of I Clinic Prepares Future Lawyers for Complicated Immigration Cases
Like many law schools, the University of Idaho’s College of Law is reaping the benefits of increased interest in law — specifically, immigration law — driven by the political climate and media coverage of the consequences of changing immigration policy. At the same time, the University of Idaho’s immigration clinic for third-year law students is drawing Idahoans and aspiring lawyers from around the country to get real-world experience working immigration cases in both Boise and Moscow.

Columbia Law School Students are Turning into Legal Tech Developers    
Columbia Law School students are using a legal tech company's document automation software to address the legal needs of New York City tenants and low-wage workers in South America.

Other Legal News           

LSAC Announces Technology Collaboration with Microsoft           
Digital LSAT will utilize Microsoft Surface Go tablets, starting July 2019.  LSAC also working with Microsoft on a wide range of projects to use data and digital technology to improve access, efficiency, and affordability of legal education

Harvard Law School Pipeline Parity Project Celebrates Another Change to Controversial Law Firm Policies
The Pipeline Parity Project — a Harvard Law School student group that has pushed law firms to remove controversial arbitration policies — celebrated again Friday after the firm Kirkland & Ellis announced it was removing the mandatory agreements for all of its employees.


The Aspen Advisor Week in Review is a collection of interesting articles from the past week that pertain to Legal Education. Some may be especially relevant to law professors and others to law students. Many stories focus on the pedagogical, technical, and financial innovation occurring in law schools today. We hope that these articles inspire you.


Nicole Pinard is the Executive Director of Market Development for the Legal Education division of Wolters Kluwer Legal and Regulatory Solutions U.S.