How Lawyers Use Evernote

From Rocket Matters Legal Productivity website:

Evernote is more than a note-taking application. We use it to store ideas, recordings, projects, tasks, images…The list is as comprehensive as we want it to be. Evernote allows us to offload our brain and organize our lives.

And how do lawyers use Evernote? I asked a few Evernote-loving lawyers. Here are their stories.

See also: A Lawyer’s Guide to Evernote E-Book

Are Law Schools with Low Bar Pass Rates at Risk of Closing?

From Bloomberg Law:

The University of La Verne College of Law enrolls over 100 students each year, and if past history is any indication, only slightly more than half, 54 percent, will likely pass the bar on their first try after graduation.

Should that affect whether it stays open?

The disconnect between a school’s low bar passage rate, relative to other schools in the country, and its ability to draw applicants raises a question that’s been looming for legal education regulators: Is the bar passage rate the best way to measure whether a law school is adequately preparing its students to become lawyers?

On one side, there are voices urging the ABA to raise the standard of graduates who must pass the bar exam on their first attempt. They say the high cost of a legal education means schools owe it to their students to guarantee a certain level of success and chance of a career in the law.

Others argue the ABA’s standards would limit diversity in the legal profession by disproportionately forcing the closure of law schools that serve historically underrepresented populations. They claim a focus on bar passage rates does not adequately capture their success or account for the role they play in their communities.

How Visual Learning Tools Can Help You in Law School (lawschooltoolbox)

From LawSchoolToolBox about an approach to learning for law school students. We find this interesting, because our “Diagrams and Flowcharts” sections of our study guides are a small attempt at visual learning.

Check out the full article below.

How Visual Learning Tools Can Help You in Law School: An Interview with SketchyLaw

We recently sat down with Kipp Mueller, co-founder of SketchyLaw, an innovative visual review supplement for law school and bar exam students. Using hand drawn original video scenes, SketchyLaw aims to help students review and remember important legal concepts in a unique way. We spoke to Kipp about the story of SketchyLaw, how it works, and why he thinks law students will benefit from signing up.

SketchyLaw is structured as a “freemium” program, meaning we have several videos you can access for free and if you pay a small fee, you get access to the full curriculum. Our goals are to be student friendly, cheap, and easy to use. We don’t try to nickel and dime our students; we just have one simple price. At the end of the day, the program was made by law students, for law students.

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Law Student Newsletter for March 2017

Law Student Newsletter for March 2017


The latest Legal Yankee newsletter is now available: new articles, resources and more for law students.

This month:

  • Want to write a blog post for Legal Yankee?
  • When is the Best Time to Start Outlining Your Law School Courses?
  • New lecture recordings: Property and Trusts
  • New: Criminal Law Study Guide, third edition
  • Jurisprudence 2017 – the examination
  • Top barrister takes to Twitter to reveal what law schools don’t (but really should) teach their students


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