Summer Internship

How To Ace Your Summer Internship Interviews

How To Ace Your Summer Internship Interviews

Summer internships during law school are a great way to build and refine the skills you’ll need to succeed in your legal career. Whether your dream legal job is working at a big firm, a small non-profit, or something else entirely, a summer internship can increase your chances of being hired. But first, you’ll need to ace your summer internship interview. Luckily for you, we have a few tips on how to ace summer internship interviews, also commonly known as on-campus interviews (OCIs)!

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How to Succeed in Law School | FREE Zoom Summit

How to Succeed in Law School | FREE Zoom Summit

Join us on September 11 from 3 PM – 5 PM EDT for a free virtual event hosted by The National Jurist. The webinar created for law students will instruct students on how to succeed in law school, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. This summit is led by JD Advising founder, Ashley Heidemann.  Ms. Heidemann graduated #1 in her law school class. She will teach you the strategy she used to graduate as the top student. This strategy is NOT taught in law school. Many of our students have used this strategy to excel in law school, graduate at the top of their class, and land their ideal job.

All attendees will receive a free copy of our law school one-sheets! Note: you must attend to receive these!

This summit is hosted by The National Jurist and sponsored by West Academic.

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Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance In Law School Internships

Work-Life Balance In Law School Internships

One of the great things about law school is that you will encounter classmates with a broad range of experiences and identities. That diversity also extends to prior work experience. Some students go straight from undergrad to law school; some students take a year or two off; and some students enter law school as a second career. No matter what your work experience looks like, it is always important to maintain a healthy work-life balance. This can be easier for some than others. If you are worried about how to establish and maintain a work-life balance when you have a law school internship, try following these tips!

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How To Study At Home For Law School Classes

How To Study At Home For Law School Classes

This fall, most law school classes will look different from the norm. While some schools are offering in-person instruction, many have shifted to a hybrid or online model. Access to campus libraries and other study areas may be restricted or prohibited. For law students across the country, one of the keys to a successful year will be learning how to study at home. Luckily for you, we have a few tips!

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Before My 1L Year

What I Wish I Knew Before My 1L Year

What I Wish I Knew Before My 1L Year

Having just finished my first year of law school, I did a lot of reflecting. Although my 1L year was unlike many others, having been propelled into the new world of online learning and stay at home orders. But I still learned a lot and realized where I fell short. I did well in my first year, landing above a 3.5 GPA, but I certainly could have done better. Knowing what I know now, there are certain things that I wish I had known before my 1L year. Here, I share them with you in hopes they help you go above and beyond in your first year of law school!

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Classes Outside of Law School

Should I Take Classes Outside of Law School?

Should I Take Classes Outside of Law School?

If you attend a law school that is part of a larger university, you may have the opportunity to take classes in other departments. Many law schools offer formal dual degrees with joint JD and MBA, MSW, MD, and PhD programs, among many other options. However, if you don’t want to commit to a formal joint program, you can still take advantage of non-law school classes that count towards earning your JD. Taking classes outside of the law school is a great way to become a more well-rounded attorney.

In this blog post, we will explore discuss three tips for taking classes in other departments.

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What Is The First Day Of Law School Like?

What Is The First Day Of Law School Like?

Even though law school is tough, there is a gentle easing in period with law school orientation. So, you will essentially have two “first days of law school;” your first day of orientation and your first day of classes. Orientation will begin with mainly informative and administrative sessions a week before classes. As orientation progresses, you get exposure to legal writing and research. Then, there is your first day of the semester. This is the day you begin regularly scheduled classes. Here, we will discuss both, so you know exactly what your first day(s) of law school will look like.

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How To Prepare Yourself The Summer Before Law School

How To Prepare Yourself The Summer Before Law School

The summer before law school is an exceptional time. You are on the precipice of an incredible journey towards your goal of becoming an attorney. This will require a lot of hard work, dedication, and energy. You might find yourself wanting to start studying the law or famous cases to get ahead. Perhaps, you have no idea what is expected of you as a new law student and are worrying if you are doing enough. Either way, you are in the right place!

Here are our suggestions for how to prepare yourself the summer before law school.

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School August 2020 Webinar

Free How To Succeed In Law School August 2020 Webinar

Free How To Succeed In Law School August 2020 Webinar

Are you starting law school in the fall? Looking for some tips on what to expect and how to excel?  Maybe you are already in law school and struggled to find the right approach? If this sounds like you, reserve your spot for our How To Succeed In Law School August 2020 webinar! This free live webinar will be held on Thursday, August 6th, 2020 from 2:00 PM ET – 3:00 ET.

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How to Get All A’s in Law School by the #1 Law Student

How to Get All A’s in Law School by the #1 Law Student

 If you are looking to get all A’s in law school, you should know that it is difficult but very possible. Here I will tell you how I did it. I got all A’s (three A-s) and 55% of my letter grades were A+’s. I was not the smartest person in my law school and I did not study 24/7. (I studied six days a week, which you can read more about here.) Continue reading How to Get All A’s in Law School by the #1 Law Student