Coronavirus resources and information for law students

You might be studying remote, but you're not alone. The Law Student Division is offering these resources to help you in your online legal education.

You might be studying remote, but you're not alone. The Law Student Division is offering these resources to help you in your online legal education.

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Coronavirus has upended the legal education landscape. We know you have questions about how to study online, whether the bar exam will proceed this summer, and the myriad questions about how you’re supposed to function on a daily basis.

We’ve assembled this guide with a variety of information to keep you informed, manage your stress, and maintain your focus on your studies.

These resources originally appeared on Before the Bar, the ABA Law Student Division's blog.

Key Content For Law Students

So you’re starting law school in a pandemic: How to succeed in a remote or hybrid 1L Year

This wasn’t how you pictured it going. You didn’t intend to be part of this chapter in the history of legal education, but here you are. How can you make the most of it

Your law school went online – now what? Here’s how to adapt to remote learning

With the threat of COVID-19 becoming more and more real, a number of U.S. law schools announced a sudden switch to online classes. In my experience, remote learning can absolutely succeed in law school. In fact, remote learning can have real advantages. Here’s how you, as a law student, can make the change, and maximize your work, in this environment.

I’m a law student. And I have COVID-19.

I’m a first-generation student at Lewis & Clark Law School, a volunteer, and an advocate. I’m a staff member for our criminal justice clinic and law review. I also work as a teaching fellow, a research assistant, and a law clerk. OH, I almost forgot: I just tested positive for COVID-19. This is my story. I’m waiting to see if I take a turn for the better. But I am not doing well right now. And none of this is okay.

How to plan for take-home exams

Whether you are excited by the idea of take-home essay exams or frightened by it, you may have some questions about the best way to prepare. These tips should not take the place of any specific instructions your professor has provided you.

Impact of COVID-19 on Recent Law School Graduates and Rising 3Ls

In this webinar, the ABA discusses the financial and emotional impact on recent law grads and rising 3Ls as they look ahead to their future. Our panelists provide practical tools and strategies to help navigate through these challenges both in the short and long term.

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