Does your school risk losing accreditation? A new ABA rule makes schools (and students) nervous!
The American Bar Association (ABA), the association which is responsible for accrediting law schools, has passed a new standard (Rule 316) that states the following: Continue reading Does your law school risk losing accreditation? A new ABA rule makes schools (and students) nervous!
How To Dress For Your Summer Internship
Are you starting an internship this summer and wondering what to wear? In this post, we give you tips for how to dress for your summer internship!
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How Your Second Year of Law School Differs From Your First
Every year of law school is a unique experience. Now that you’ve conquered your first, you might be wondering what to expect in your second year of law school. A lot will be changing, and it’s best to go into this year with your eyes wide open! In this post, we give you 5 ways in which your second year of law school will differ from your first!
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How To Prepare For OCIs
How to Prepare for OCIs: On campus interviews (or “OCIs”) are a very important time for law students – it can determine where you end up working after law school, and possibly for the rest of your life! In this post, we provide some tips for how to prepare for OCIs!
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What To Focus On During Your 1L Summer
Congratulations on finishing your first year of law school! You have now completed one-third of your law school journey and have a whole summer between you and your 2L year. Many students wonder what they should be focusing on during this 1L summer. While you have certainly earned some time off, there are plenty of things you can be doing to set yourself up for a successful 2L year. Here are some things to focus on during your 1L summer.
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Understanding MPRE Keywords and Phrases
One aspect of the MPRE that students often overlook is how the question is asked. When students have to re-take the MPRE we often hear that they never realized that the National Conference of Bar Examiners provides a breakdown of the “keywords and phrases” that often appear in the call of the question. Understanding these keywords and phrases will help ensure you get a passing score on the MPRE!
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Should I Take Law School Summer Classes?
Most law schools offer some classes during the summer (for schools that are on a traditional two-semester-per-year school calendar). You may be wondering whether you should sign up for classes during the summer break. In this post, we break down the pros and cons of signing up for law school summer classes.
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Our Best Law School Final Exams Blog Posts
Are you looking for advice on how to approach law school final exams? You’ve come to the right place! We have written dozens of blog posts offering our best advice. In this post, we organize and link to our best law school final exams posts so that you can easily find what you are looking for!
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Why You Must Practice For The MPRE!
Are you preparing to take the Model Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE)? In this post, we discuss the importance of completing practice questions before you sit for the exam!
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How To Effectively Study During Reading Week
Final exams are just around the corner! If your law school gives you a break between the end of classes and the beginning of finals (often called “Reading Week”), it is important to effectively use that time to study! In this post, we give you some tips on how to study during Reading Week.
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Five Helpful Last Minute MPRE Tips
If you are preparing to take the MPRE, you may be looking for some last-minute tips. In this post, we give you last-minute tips for preparing for the MPRE!
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How To Use IRAC on Law School Exams
Final exams in law school can be scary, especially if you get professors who like to give long-winded essay questions. A fact pattern that is paragraphs and paragraphs long is very intimidating! Having the right approach is essential to your success – and the most efficient approach is to use IRAC on law school exams. You’ve probably been taught IRAC (issue, rule, analysis, conclusion) in your classes, and now is your chance to put it into practice! In this post, we tell you how to use IRAC on law school exams.
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Is It Merely Stress or Anxiety?: Anxiety in Law School
Is It Merely Stress or Anxiety?: Anxiety in Law School: In the post “Law School and Your Mental Health” we discussed some risk factors for mental health issues and some basic prevention strategies. In the post “Is it Stress or Something More? Depression in Law School” we looked at depression, which is a common category of mental illness. Now, we’re going a little deeper into another very common category of mental health issues- Anxiety. So are you feeling stress or anxiety? Let’s look a little deeper.
This post is for informational purposes only, and it is not a substitute for diagnosis and treatment by a trained professional.
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Legal Research and Writing Tips for 1Ls
Legal research and writing is a very important component of 1L year. In this post, we offer five legal research and writing tips for 1Ls! These are skills you will use the rest of your legal career, so developing a strong foundation is critical. This is not a class that you should ignore or write off. You will be well rewarded in your future for possessing strong legal research and writing skills!
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Tips for Law Students taking the Uniform Bar Exam
In this post, we give some tips to law students taking the Uniform Bar Exam. These are tips that you can use in law school to maximize your chances of passing the Uniform Bar Exam the first time you take it. Continue reading Tips for Law Students taking the Uniform Bar Exam