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Picking the Right Law School Electives

Pick The Appropriate School

If you’re a 1L, you don’t have a lot of control over the courses you take during your first year. OK, you don’t have any control. But once that first year is history, you get to make some decisions–you get to pick some electives! Depending on where you’re at in the career-planning process, this can […]






 

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How To Be A Successful 1-

Successful Career in Law School

Ah, the first year of law school. It’s full of reading, reading and … more reading. It’s not all reading, though. It offers its fair share of insecurity, embarrassment and failure. The key to succeeding during your first year of law school? Well, that’s just common sense … Common Sense Rule Number One: Read Kids […]






 

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Six Tips for Balancing Law School and Family

Balance Law School and Family

Law school is a challenging experience. When a student has a spouse or children, the challenge is even greater. However, with careful planning, law students with families can successfully balance both family and school. Here are 6 tips to help you achieve balance.   Prepare the family.   To minimize the impact on your family, […]






 

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BarMax

With the proliferation of smart phones and tablets, more and more companies are developing apps to help students prepare for standardized exams including the Bar exam. One such company is California based BarMax. Founded by Harvard Law School alumni and iOS developers, BarMax is a comprehensive bar review tool available as an application for the […]






 

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Bad Experiences Do Not = Failing the Bar Part II

I was crushed. I had just failed the bar exam. However, I had to mentally prepare for taking the bar a second time in February. I started to study for the exam again and the best way I can describe my mental state was “I was a mess.” Every time I missed a question or […]






 

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Bad Bar Experiences Do Not = Failing the Bar

Part I Congratulations bar exam takers. The end is coming near! Just mere weeks before you take the bar exam! After the test some of you will walk out and think, “I aced the exam!” Many others with think, “That was the worst experience of my life, I just failed the bar exam!” However, take […]






 

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Are You The _____ Law School Student?

Ask any law school professor and he or she will tell you that every cohort they see includes five distinct types of students. None is particularly better than the other, but understanding where you fit in can help you work more successfully with others in your section. Here’s a look at the five types of […]






 

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Realistically, what do Lawyers make?

You’ve heard the stories about the “good ol days,” when newly minted J.D.s–even those who didn’t finish in the top 10 percent of their classes–could command a $160,000 salary. More recently, you’ve probably heard the rumors about plummeting starting salaries for new lawyers who are lucky enough to find jobs–even with Big Law firms. So […]






 

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The 5 Most Important People You’ll Meet in Law School

You’re going to meet a lot of people during your time in law school. Some will inspire you while others will make you wish you’d never taken the LSAT. Some will play an important role in shaping your future, others will tell you they’re important without ever taking the time to remember your first name. […]






 

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Promising Legal Careers Aren’t Just in Big Cities

Believe it or not, even in the midst of the Great Recession, there are areas of the country where lawyer jobs are plentiful. It’s a place you’ve seen before, a place where multi-million dollar deals are sealed, criminal defense attorneys make a killing and there’s never a shortage of interesting cases. It’s in flyover land. […]






 

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