5 Free iPad Apps Students Can Use To Take Notes

August 27, 2013

With the ubiquitous iPad replacing the old-fashioned pen and paper, students are going to need easy and simple resources for note-taking on touch-screen devices. Enter this great post from Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Free iPad Apps Students Can Use to Take Notes. Check out the website for complete descriptions of each app, or download the apps and see which one best fits your needs.

Penultimate provides a place for you to hand-write notes on your iPad.

inClass is a fantastic free iPad app that students can use to take and keep track of the notes they record in all of their courses.

Evernote is the Swiss Army knife of iPad apps.

Fetchnotes is a service for creating and organizing notes for yourself.

Last but not least is Google Drive for iPad.

Federal V. Private Student Loans

July 15, 2013

Getting into a higher education institution is one thing, finding a way to pay for up to four years of tuition is another.

Planet Nutshell recently released two videos to help students and their parents understand student loans.

Understanding Federal Student Loans in a Nutshell from Planet Nutshell on Vimeo.

Federal vs. Private Student Loans in a Nutshell from Planet Nutshell on Vimeo.

Here at Lincoln Law, we post scholarships that become available and are sent to us, but we are not affiliated with and do not sponsor any of the grantors. These are offered as a courtesy to our students. We have no connection with any lenders, and do not participate directly in any federal or state insured student loan programs. That being said, many law students receive financial assistance by way of private student loans.

CA Law License Might Carry a New Requirement

June 13, 2013

Via the ABA Journal:

A passing grade on the bar exam wouldn’t be enough proof of legal competency in California under a proposal approved on Tuesday by a state bar task force.

To get a law license in the state, would-be lawyers would have to complete 15 units of skills courses or externships in law school. They would have to provide 50 hours of legal services for pro bono or modest-means clients either before or after admission. And they would have to take 10 hours of continuing legal education after admission that focuses on competency skills. The Daily Journal (sub. req.) covers the proposal, which was announced in a press release.

According to the Daily Journal, several states impose skills requirements on new lawyers, but the California proposal is the most far-reaching. In an interview with the publication, task force chairman Jon Streeter said that “people all across the country are watching what we’re doing here.” He mentioned a comment by a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis that his group’s work will “have a national impact on law schools … and ultimately the quality of law practice across the country.”

The recommendations were made by the State Bar of California’s Task Force on Admissions Regulation Reform and still must be approved by the bar’s Board of Trustees and possibly the California Supreme Court, according to the press release.


This would provide valuable experience for would-be lawyers that go beyond the theoretical teachings within the classroom.

Here at Lincoln Law School of San Jose, we currently provide students with the opportunity to earn credits from their internships via Independent Study. This allows students to receive practical legal training under the supervision of a judge or an attorney. Our faculty is made up of practicing lawyers and judges who teach in their field. You not only learn from experienced practitioners, but you also start the foundations of networking within the legal community.

Contact us at admissions@lincolnlawsj.edu for more information, and please attend our Open House Thursday July 11th @ 5:30pm.

New Downtown San Jose Courthouse

June 11, 2013

A new courthouse for downtown San Jose is being funded and see its groundbreaking ceremony next month.

The new $230 million dollar Family Justice Center is set to rise near St. James Park, with the groundbreaking ceremony on July 16th. The center is set to include 20 courtrooms and consolidate operations that are currently spread throughout 6 different locations, which currently include: family court, juvenile dependency court, drug and mental health court, child support, probate investigations and self-help.

If all goes well, it should be completed by 2015. This is exciting news for Lincoln Law School students. You can watch the new courthouse being built as you law the foundation of your legal career at our school. For more information about our school, make sure to RSVP or drop in for our summer Open House, being held July 11th at 5:30pm.

Source: SJBJ

Legal-sector jobs reach a four-year high

May 8, 2013

Some good news for graduating law students! Employment in the legal-sector has been on the rise in March and in April.

According to the ABA website:

Jobs in the legal sector are at their highest level in four years, after two months of gains.

The legal sector added 2,100 jobs in April and 3,500 jobs in March, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The March figures are revised upwards from an initial report showing a gain of 2,000 jobs that month. The Am Law Daily has the latest numbers.

The total number of legal services jobs now stands at 1.13 million, up by 10,000 from April 2012. At its pre-recession high in May 2007, the legal sector had 1.18 million jobs.

Abraham Lincoln Oration Day – Special Event

February 1, 2013

Along with the Bench & Bar Historical Society of Santa Clara County, we would like to present a series of speakers for Abraham Lincoln Oration Day in celebration of our namesake.  Come to hear members of the local bench talk about the impact Lincoln had on them, with some interesting quotes and stories.

When: Thursday, Feb 7 12:00p to 1:30p
Were: Lincoln Law School of San Jose, San Jose, CA

Who: Speakers:

Hon. Paul Bernal, Judge of the Superior Court, State of California, County of Santa Clara, &

Lynn Stutz, Esq., Law Office of Lynn Stutz

Email: cprouty@hopkinscarley.com for more information or ph. (408) 299-1386.

Orders for a box lunch must be received on or before Monday, February 4.

Price Cost of Admission and Box Lunch $12 ($7 for students)

Legal Research Crossword Puzzle!

January 29, 2013

Happy National Puzzle Day!

Once again, blogger Dewey B. Strategic has a special legal research crossword puzzle to commemorate this nerdy day in history.

See how well you do filling out this crossword puzzle for her annual contest.

TO ENTER CONTEST Email your answers or scan your completed puzzle to jogdc@verizon.net. The first person or team  to send the correct answers will be named the second Dewey B Strategic Research Genius. Answers will be posted after a winning submission is received.