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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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Succeeding In Law School, As Told By Former Law Students

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There’s a lot of advice floating around on websites and blogs about how to succeed as a 1L. Some of it is good, some of it is bad, and some of it is just downright ugly. Much of it was written by professors, admissions counselors, and disgruntled students or unemployed law school graduates. It can […]






 

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What to Expect as a 1L

Expect to get called on in class, and expect it to feel like an interrogation. Expect to have too much reading to do and not enough time to do it. Expect to feel nervous, confused, anxious, and angry. In the end, though, you can ultimately expect to feel proud and relieved. What you shouldn’t expect […]






 

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Unusual Resources for your Biggest Law Assignments

You know the drill. The professor writes the assignment on the white board, and you reach for a casebook, law journal or legal opinion–all of which are adequate resources that can certainly help you find an answer. But will they help you find the right answer for the right circumstances? There are no absolute right […]






 

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How to Manage When Things are Unmanageable: Time Management Tips

Life is busy for a law school student. Between courses and clinics and studying and sleeping and networking and trying to have nightlife once in a while, things can quickly spin out of control. One minute it’s the beginning of the semester, the next it’s exam time and you feel like your life is unmanageable–time […]






 

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LSAT and staying alive

You study and take practice tests and do well. Then the LSAT rolls around and … your hands sweat, you breathe heavily and think you might pass out. Or worse. Anxiety is as much a part of the LSAT as the $165 fee you pay for the privilege of sitting for the exam. And why wouldn’t it […]






 

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Laws of Communication: How to Get the Most out of Your Law Tutor

When you invest in a law tutor, you want to maximize your return. You want assistance, reassurance and support. You want to know that when you have needs, your tutor will be there to help you. That means you need to step up and provide clear, concise, timely communication—and then agree up-front on outcomes. Here’s […]






 

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Eight Apps Every Law Student Should Have

Equity and Trusts? There’s an app for that. In fact, there’s an app for almost everything law-related these days. If you’re the type of law school student who prefers digital tools to hard copies and legal dictionaries (and really, who isn’t?), check out these eight apps every law student should have: Black’s Law Dictionary App […]






 

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Studying Law and Being Able to Recall – Techniques That Work

Fact and figures. Dates and decisions. Statutes and stare decisis. During exams, it can be difficult to pull the right information out of your brain at just the right time. Which is why having a “recall strategy” in place as early in the semester as possible is critically important to doing well when exams roll […]






 

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