Law School Brief

     

    Welcome to AABS’s Law School Brief! Here you will find advice, tips, strategies, and information to help you perform at your best academically, intellectually, and emotionally throughout your law school journey and beyond. Whether you are pre-law, 1L, 2L, 3L, 4L, or a graduate taking the bar exam, we have something for you.

     

    Bar Prep Advice: It’s Okay to Hate Bar Prep

    January 12, 2021

    Written by: Scot Goins, Director of Academic Achievement and Bar Success One thing you may not know about me is that I am a huge fan of sports – all sports – from the mainstream to the obscure, I really enjoy the thrill of both competing personally and watching others in their athletic pursuits. As you… Read More

    Learn Hearsay the Easy Way: 7 Simple Steps

    January 4, 2021

    Written by: Scot Goins, Director of Academic Achievement and Bar Success Introduction When it comes to the bar exam, one of the areas that students struggle with the most is evidence, and within that topic the biggest struggle seems to occur in the world of hearsay. This article will teach you how to take hearsay from… Read More

    Failed the Bar Exam? Don’t Worry. It’s Going to Be Okay.

    December 16, 2020

    Written by: Scot Goins, Director of Academic Achievement and Bar Success “Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.”  ~Winston Churchill Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, and John F. Kennedy, Jr., all have something in common – they failed the bar exam. The fact of… Read More

    Monday Motivation: Woman Takes Bar Exam While in Labor, Gives Birth, then Finishes the Exam the Next Day – and Passes!

    December 7, 2020

    Written by: Scot Goins, Director of Academic Achievement and Bar Success Happy Monday! I hope that this Monday following this all-too-short weekend finds you healthy, well-rested, and with your eyes firmly on the prize of your ultimate goal – passing the bar exam! There are a variety of factors and obstacles that can impact your journey… Read More

    You, Me, and the MPRE: 2021 Dates and Deadlines

    November 19, 2020

    Written by: Scot Goins, Director of Academic Achievement and Bar Success One of the key things discussed in our original You, Me, and the MPRE series is the importance of allocating a proper amount of time to study for the MPRE exam. Of course, how can anyone plan accordingly if they don’t have the dates and… Read More

    AJMLS Project 470: Supplemental Bar Success Program for First-Time Takers

    November 11, 2020

    Written by: Scot Goins, Director of Academic Achievement and Bar Success When it comes to the bar exam, there are a lot of factors that come into play in order to achieve success. However, one of the biggest indicators of success is the amount of quality study time that students invest in their preparation. Time and… Read More

    Wondering If You “Belong” in Law School? Feeling Like an Imposter? Part 2

    October 14, 2020

    Don’t worry. It’s completely normal. Part 2 Written by: Scot Goins, Director of Academic Achievement and Bar Success Introduction: Law Students and Impostor Syndrome In Part 1 of this post, we discussed how students here at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) or any law school, can fall victim to negative self-talk and doubts. The… Read More

    Wondering If You “Belong” in Law School? Feeling Like an Imposter? Part 1

    October 13, 2020

    Don’t worry. It’s completely normal. Part 1 Written by: Scot Goins, Director of Academic Achievement and Bar Success Introduction: Law Students and Impostor Syndrome If you are like many law students over the years here at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (‘AJMLS’), you can probably relate, at least in part, to the following quote: “I… Read More

    You, Me, and the MPRE – Part 4

    October 12, 2020

    MPRE Study Timelines and Review Strategies Part 4 Written by: Scot Goins, Director of Academic Achievement and Bar Success In the previous parts of this MPRE series, we have had an introduction to the MPRE, looked at the 5 W’s, reviewed the four free recommended resources, and generally gotten a good sense of what you… Read More

    You, Me, and the MPRE – Part 3

    October 11, 2020

    MPRE Resources Part 3 Written by: Scot Goins, Director of Academic Achievement and Bar Success After introducing you to the MPRE, in Part 1 of this MPRE series we partook in a high level overview of the exam. In Part 2, we reviewed what subjects are tested. Today, in Part 3, we will take a… Read More

    You, Me, and the MPRE – Part 2

    October 10, 2020

    What Is Tested on the MPRE? Part 2 Written by: Scot Goins, Director of Academic Achievement and Bar Success In Part 1 of this 4-part series, we took a high-level look at the MPRE, reviewing the exam basics and the requirements to achieve a passing score. In Part 2, we will dive deeper into the… Read More

    You, Me, and the MPRE – Part 1

    October 9, 2020

    The 5 W’s of the MPRE Part 1 Written by: Scot Goins, Director of Academic Achievement and Bar Success Previously, in the introduction to this MPRE series, I engaged in a brief overview of the exam, including what states require a passing score, what kind of mindsets students approach the exam with, and then provided… Read More

    You, Me, and the MPRE – Introduction

    October 8, 2020

    Written by: Scot Goins, Director of Academic Achievement and Bar Success Introduction One of the hurdles that the vast majority of law students will face on their journeys to becoming licensed attorneys here at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (‘AJMLS’) is the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (the ‘MPRE’). In fact, unless you are intending to… Read More