The Westlaw Academic team brings articles relevant to the law school experience.

Statutory Interpretation, Lesson 3, Part 1: Advanced search techniques

May 23, 2014 By: David Hollins

If none of the techniques we went over in the previous lessons have worked, it’s time to move onto advanced searches.

How to Find Jury Instructions on WestlawNext

Apr 29, 2014 By: Ben Petersburg

WestlawNext has model or standard jury instructions for most jurisdictions. Here are some tips for finding them.

Five tips for studying for law school final exams

Apr 24, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

How to prepare, study, and succeed on law school exams.

Statutory Interpretation, Part 2: The basics, using Westlaw’s statutory enhancements

Apr 18, 2014 By: David Hollins

Defining terms in statutes and regulations is a common task given to attorneys, and this three part lesson teaches strategies to simplify this process.

Three keys to obtaining a dream legal job (part 1)

Apr 11, 2014 By: Adam Gropper

This post speaks to law students who may not be in the top of their class and are not quite sure what they will do when they graduate law school

Statutory Interpretation, Part 1: A beginning

Apr 10, 2014 By: David Hollins

Defining terms in statutes and regulations is a common task given to attorneys, and this three part lesson teaches strategies to simplify this process.

Using WestlawNext to find amendments to statutes

Mar 18, 2014 By: Ben Petersburg

While the credits field of a statute lists the years in which a particular statute was amended, it does not provide the

Pardon the Disruption: Let the Externs Get Paid

Mar 6, 2014 By: Jay Edelson and Chandler Givens

It’s time for the legal industry to re-evaluate antiquated views about the ability of law students to perform meaningful work and allow externs to be paid.

Making the right first impression to the court

Feb 25, 2014 By: Samuel Berbano

It’s always important to make the right first impression — and even more so when that first impression is to the court.

No Bar Exam, No Problem?

Feb 7, 2014 By: Samuel Berbano

Iowa is considering getting rid of its bar exam for some applicants, and I’m all for it. After all, there are three questions that aren’t on the bar exam that new lawyers face in practice.

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