Meet Stephen
Stephen Iannacone is Director of Academic Success at Cardozo School of Law and a Bar Exam Coach at Vinco. Prior to joining Cardozo School of Law, Stephen was a trial attorney at the law firm of Spiegel & Barbato, LLP. He specialized in civil litigation in all New York venues and argued several appeals in the First Department. He was also an adjunct professor at Pace Law School where he taught classes to third-year students preparing for the Bar Exam as well as classes to second-year students focusing on legal writing and analysis. Stephen graduated magna cum laude from Pace Law School in 2011. While a student at Pace, he received his certificate in environmental law, was a member of the Animal Law Moot Court team, served as an articles editor for the Pace Law Review, and worked as a Dean's Scholar. Stephen took part in the Federal Judicial Honors Program in which he spent a semester clerking for the Honorable Lisa Margaret Smith at the United States District Court, Southern District of New York. Stephen is admitted to practice law in New York. Publications: Felony Animal Cruelty Laws in New York, Pace Law Review, Volume 3, Issue 2, Spring 2011. Discovery of Medical Records in the Age of HIPAA Protections, New York Law Journal, May 27, 2015.
Posts by Stephen
What is the MEE?

In our last post we began to explore the specifics of the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), starting with the multiple-choice section of the UBE, the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE). In this post we will move on to the essay portion of the UBE, the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE).

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What is the MBE?

As we saw in the last post, the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) is just one of three parts of the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). Let’s start with some basics about the MBE.

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Chapter 03: The Power of Mindset in Law School – Part 2

Last month we began our discussion about maintaining a positive mindset in law school and the importance of knowing the true purpose of law school. That first tip was a doozy. Today we focus on a few tips that you can implement while you are in your first year of law school to help refocus your mindset and get the most out of your studying.

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Chapter 2: What is the UBE?

The Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) is a standardized two-day exam created by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) that allows for admission to become a lawyer into the states that accept this exam. It is offered twice per year on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July. It is made up of three sections tested across two days.

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Chapter 02: The Power of Mindset in Law School – Part 1

As you get ready for your new endeavor into law school, you may have already started to receive unsolicited (or solicited) advice from others. Some or all of that advice may be “to eat, breath, and sleep the law.” This is the belief that if you are not studying 24/7 then you will not make it through law school. I am here to tell you that is not exactly true.

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