Category Archives: Law Students

Women’s near-beer tier takes the OK out of Oklahoma law (Craig v. Boren)

This is the latest in a series of Quimbee.com case brief videos. Have you signed up for your Quimbee membership? The American Bar Association offers three months of Quimbee study aids (a $72 value) for law student members. And if you go Premium, you’ll receive Quimbee Legal Ethics Outline (a $29 value) as part of our Premium Legal Ethics Bundle. Ready to go all in? Go Platinum and get 3 years of unlimited access to Quimbee and 3 years of ABA Premium membership (nearly a $1,000 value) for just $499. The State of Oklahoma permitted the sale of low-alcohol beer to women over the age of 18. But men in the state could not purchase the same beer until they reached the age of 21. Curtis Craig, an Oklahoma man who had not yet turned 21, and a beer vendor sued the state to challenge the statute. Craig asserted that the statute constituted gender discrimination in violation of the Equal Protection Clause. On review in the United States Supreme….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Social media: Be competent or face the consequence

Social media is a part of many lawyers’ daily lives. It’s how we get breaking news, share what’s important to us, express our opinions, and maintain our networks of friends and professional contacts. Social media is an extension of who we are. For law students and attorneys, the line dividing personal social media use and professional implications can be challenging to navigate in part because social networking technologies and platforms are constantly changing. We might expect rules and norms of professional conduct to apply to our online activity in the same way that they do to our in-person conversations. In many ways they do. However, social media makes lawyers more vulnerable to ethical violations in some concrete ways. Honing your social media competency is critical to avoiding professional quagmires and ethical snares in at least two realms: fiduciary duty to clients and conflicts of interest. Fiduciary duty to clients Lawyers have a fiduciary duty to….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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International Student Sits New York Bar: A Personal Insight

International Student Sits New York Bar: A Personal Insight Hemant Chauhan, Legal Coordinator — BARBRI International Having recently sat the New York Bar exam in July 2018, I can certainly tell you that was the most difficult legal examination I have sat to date. Having arrived at JFK Airport from London Heathrow a week before the exam, I felt it important to be in a relaxed mind-frame before sitting the bar examination, having prepared 10 months of U.S. law beforehand. I spent some quality time in Brooklyn, New York, and explored the city for all it was to exhibit. New York City is truly the city that never sleeps! There is certainly a buzz and a positive vibe that transcends throughout, and it is reflected in the people. Seeing the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Central Park and other attractions all made me realise why I was preparing for the New York Bar Exam. It certainly put things into perspective, drawing law to fact patterns, and to the practice of life. Passing….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Student-centered and future-focused: What you can expect from the Law Student Division this year

From the Uniform Bar Exam, to Public Service Loan Forgiveness, to credit for paid externships, the ABA Law Student Division has been at the helm of advocating for student-centered policies. In just the last few years, the Law Student Division has been able to fight for policies and initiatives that put students first and foster national conversations about student loans, economic justice, immigrants’ rights, and more. Throughout the years, the Division has been able to serve millions of students and provide them with resources to succeed in their careers. Here are a few things, among many more, we will do this year: Continue fighting for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Organize lobbying efforts spearheaded by the Uniform Bar Exam Caucus to ensure more states adopt the Uniform Bar Exam. Advocate for survivors of sexual harassment and assault on law school campuses. Launch a podcast series led by the Women’s Law Student Caucus highlighting women’s issues in the….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Move Over Millennials, Gen Z is Coming!

I have written a lot about teaching millennials in my scholarship and prior posts. Now I’m realizing its time to start thinking about the next generation that will hit law school: Generation Z (“Gen Z”). Gen Z was born between 1998 and 2016, so its oldest members are close to 21 years old right now. […].. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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