Last-Minute Outlining Tips

Four Last-Minute Outlining Tips For Law School Exams

Four Last-Minute Outlining Tips For Law School Exams

Studying for law school exams can be tricky. After all, the reading and preparation that helped you do well in class and on cold calls won’t necessarily help you on the exam. Instead, law school exams are all about applying the material. While we recommend that law students work on outlining through the semester, we’ve got a few last-minute outlining tips for law school exams.

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What I Wish I Knew Before Law School

What I Wish I Knew Before Law School

If you are heading to law school, don’t miss out on this list of tips! Here, we compiled a list of things that law students report they wish they knew before they went to law school. These are very common statements from law students. Being aware of these things ahead of time can help you to maximize your law school experience. And, better yet, you will minimize your chances of having any regrets when you graduate from law school! Continue reading What I Wish I Knew Before Law School

Virtual Table Time

JD Advising Virtual Table Time

JD Advising Virtual Table Time

JD Advising usually sets up a table at law schools and answers questions in-person. However, social distancing rules have not allowed us to be in-person at schools. Thus, we are holding virtual table time for all law schools!

All law students are invited to come to JD Advising’s virtual tabling hours for free stuff and to learn more about JD Advising! Read below for more information and the details on how to join:

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Networking Receptions

Seven Tips For Navigating Networking Receptions

Seven Tips For Navigating Networking Receptions

Law is a relational industry. Your relationships can help you get connected to jobs, clients, and opportunities. In your career, you will inevitably find yourself at networking receptions. These can range from cocktail hours hosted by a law firm to happy hours with the local bar association (most of these events center around alcohol). In this post, we will go over seven tips for navigating these types of events so you can come out with a stronger professional network.

If you haven’t yet, be sure to read our general tips on networking.

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Examplify to Write Law School

5 Tips on How To Use Examplify to Write Law School Exams

5 Tips on How To Use Examplify to Write Law School Exams

In addition to civil procedure, torts, and other foundational areas of the law, your 1L classes will teach you how to think like a lawyer. However, your classes won’t necessarily teach you how to prepare for your exams or how to use your school’s exam software. While we have plenty of advice on how to write a good exam answer, today we want to share five tips on how to use Examplify, a common test-taking computer software, to write law school exams.

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Effective Law School Outline

5 Quick Tips For Making An Effective Law School Outline

5 Quick Tips For Making An Effective Law School Outline

You will soon find out that outlines are a huge key to succeeding on law school exams. This might leave you concerned about how to write an outline or how long your outline should be. That is normal and a great place to start. Outlines and law school go together like peanut butter and jelly, so it is important to master them. Therefore, after you get a better sense of precisely what an outline is, you will want to focus on how to make the most out of it. Here are five quick tips for making an effective law school outline.

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Good Law Student

Four Qualities That Make A Good Law Student

Four Qualities That Make A Good Law Student

If you are reading this post, it is likely you are either considering law school or just about to start. This post will offer guidance on the general tendencies and practices shared by successful law students. While successful law students do not have to have these tendencies, they can provide a general sense of what it will take to be successful. In this post, we’ll cover four qualities that can help make you a good law student.

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Law School Outline FAQs

Law School Outline FAQs: What You Need To Know

Law School Outline FAQs: What You Need To Know

One of the most important tools that will successfully see any law student through to graduation and beyond is outlining. Despite the importance of outlining, many students who start law school have no clue why they need to outline. Some may not even know what an outline is. If you find yourself in that boat, fear not! Chances are, there are a number of your classmates that feel the exact same way. Depending on your undergraduate major, outlining may or may not have been an important key to success. In this post, we cover the most important law school outline FAQs.

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International Law Students

Should I Get an LLM? FAQs From International Law Students

Should I Get an LLM? FAQs From International Law Students

The LLM, or Master of Laws, is an internationally recognized postgraduate law degree sought by those wishing to specialize in a particular area of the law. Students who received a JD in the U.S. may opt for an LLM in order to further specialize in a certain field of law. Students who received their JD-equivalent internationally may seek an LLM to become more familiar with American law. Depending on the state, completing an LLM may make an internationally-educated student eligible to apply to take the bar in that state.

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Law School Study Hacks

Five Useful Law School Study Hacks

Five Useful Law School Study Hacks

Whether it has to do with outlining, exam preparation, or the Bar Exam – we’ve got you covered with all the tips, stricks, strategies, and materials you need to succeed. The focus of this blog post is on “hacks” that are designed to make your studying easier and more effective. These nifty pieces of advice prevail over notorious law school study slumps and can help you conquer difficult subject material. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of our favorite study suggestions!

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Law School Tutor Can Help

Different Ways A Law School Tutor Can Help You Succeed

Different Ways A Law School Tutor Can Help You Succeed

Let’s face it – Students in law school generally need all of the help they can get. From outlines to supplements, to lectures in 2x speed, students like to think they take advantage of all available resources. Despite this, many law students often overlook the idea of hiring a legal tutor to help them succeed. Although law students are generally strapped for cash, the benefits of a tutor are often worth the financial costs. Tutors are available to give students the detailed and individualized attention that many other resources may not be able to. Students can tailor questions specifically to their needs and can get more attention in subjects they find tough. No need for standing in line at office hours or enduring entire Q and A sessions. So, before you think you’ve exhausted all of your options for achieving success in law school, don’t overlook the tutor. Let’s take a look at some more ways that a law school tutor can help you succeed.

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Law School Midterms

How To Prepare For Law School Midterms

How To Prepare For Law School Midterms

While law school finals get most of the attention, midterms can play an important role in your law school career. Sure, final exams make up the majority of your grade and therefore deserve the majority of your focus and effort. No argument there. Midterms on the other hand serve several key purposes. First, midterms usually factor into your final grade calculation. Second, midterms can act as an important gauge for how well you understand the material. Lastly, midterms can provide insight into how your professor tests and insight into what you need to focus on. So, while at first blush midterms may not seem like an important aspect of law school, they really are. Check out these specially curated tips we’ve created to help you ace your midterms.

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law school mentor

Where Do I Find a Law School Mentor?

Where Do I Find a Law School Mentor?

The truth is, navigating law school from admissions to the bar exam is difficult without some assistance. Some law students have parents who are lawyers and have gone through the process. Others have other family members or friends who can give them advice. That said, plenty of other students don’t know any lawyers, and many are the first in their families to go to college. Irrespective of your connections to the legal field already, everyone can benefit from a law school mentor. Keep reading to learn how to find one for yourself!

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