Final Exams: Advice for Black Law Students

For most Americans, November brings the promise of big dinners, family gatherings, and holiday fun.  But for law students, November promises one thing: final exams.  Final exams are one of the most nerve-wracking academic experiences.  Final grades – particularly first year grades – can shape a young attorney’s career for years.  So, law students have […]

Black Law Schools Matter

There are 204 ABA-accredited law schools in the United States, but six of them stand out from the pack.  These six – Howard University School of Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law, Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Southern University Law Center, FAMU College of Law, and the David A. Clarke […]

Becoming a Law Professor: A Guide for Black Applicants

  If you’re a lawyer, you’ve clearly met a few law professors.  You may have even considered becoming a professor yourself.  Nevertheless, you may not know how or where to begin the process of becoming a law professor.  This entry will provide some direction.  It will provide valuable tips for African-American applicants as they navigate […]

African American Law Students: 5 Tested Tips for Success

  Let’s not mince words: Law school is not fun. Even those enrolled at a law school with the most pleasant, welcoming students and faculty will be required to work harder and longer than they ever have in any academic setting. Because law school is so difficult, it is a very stressful experience. Unfortunately, it […]

How Families Can Support Black Law Students During the Bar Exam

You’ve supported him through three hard years of studying during law school.  Now, after watching him walk across that stage in a cap and gown, degree in hand, you want to breathe a grateful sigh of relief.  But you might want to hold that breath.  While graduating law school is a major milestone that should […]

How Black Law Students Can Pass the Bar Exam the FIRST time

  Every new law graduate has one goal – passing the bar exam.  As noted in an earlier post, African-American bar takers struggle to succeed on the bar for reasons wholly unconnected to their intellectual abilities.  If these risk factors are eliminated, Black law students can pass the bar the first time. Below is a […]

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