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
MEE Study Tips – Part 1

You’ve now mastered the MBE, so let’s move on to the MEE. Just to reiterate, these tips are broad stroke tips meaning that they can be applied generally by everyone.

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Chapter 09: 10 Lies About Law School – Part 1

Everything you have been told about law school is a lie. Ok, not everything. But I do have your attention now, right? Good. Now I can confidently tell you that there have been some exaggerations or misconceptions about the most important aspects of law school.

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MBE Study Tips – Part 2

Let’s pick up where we left off with more tips on how to study for the MBE. If you have not already, take a look at my prior posts to help lay the foundation for these tips.

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Chapter 08: The Socratic Method Part 2 – How to Overcome Your Fear

In my previous post, we discussed what the Socratic method is, why it’s used, and what makes it so scary. Unfortunately, just talking about WHY it’s so scary does not help you overcome your fears. So, let’s talk about ways that you can overcome this fear of the Socratic method and actually use it to benefit your law school experience.

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