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Books To Read Before Law School

What Are Good Books To Read Before Law School?

What Are Good Books To Read Before Law School?

The first year of law school is a unique academic experience. First, for many students, the workload is significantly greater than what they encountered in college.  Law school is a professional school, and students are expected to treat it like a job.  Second, the first year of law school covers subjects and concepts that most students have never studied before.  Generally speaking, first-year students will take courses in torts, contracts, property, criminal law, constitutional law, civil procedure, and legal writing.  Third and finally, law school introduces students to an entirely different culture. There’s case-briefing, cold-calling, study groups, outlines, issue spotter exams, oral arguments, and several other rites of passage.

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Tips For 1L Students

Four Helpful Tips For 1L Students Starting Law School

Four Helpful Tips For 1L Students Starting Law School

You’ve taken the LSAT, submitted your law school applications, received your acceptances, and committed to law school. Congratulations! That was the easy part. Now the work really begins. As a first-year law student, or “1L,” you’re going to be tossed into an unfamiliar world. New concepts, terms, and ways of thinking are all ready to meet you on day one. Check out our post on what one student wished she knew before 1L. Remember, everyone is in the same boat no matter how well prepared they may seem. To be clear, as a 1L you will eventually get the hang of the whole law school thing. Our job is to get you to that goal sooner rather than later. To kickstart your 1L success, we’ve assembled a list of our top tips for 1L students. Whether you’re a future 1L, a new 1L, or a 1L looking for a refresher, we’ve got you covered.

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Preparing for Law School Orientation

5 Tips For Preparing For Law School Orientation

5 Tips For Preparing For Law School Orientation

Every law school has a form of law school orientation but the format it takes can vary from program to program. Law school is a professional school, and your classmates will, one day, be your colleagues. Preparing for your law school orientation is a wonderful way to ensure you make a great first impression. Follow these tips to make sure you have the best possible start to your law school career!

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stand out during OCIs

How To Make Yourself Stand Out During OCIs

How To Make Yourself Stand Out During OCIs

Many large and mid-size firms conduct on-campus interviews (OCIs) the summer before law students’ 2L year. Students are interviewed for summer associate positions for the following summer that can lead into full-time employment after law school ends. This means OCIs are very important to many students, but the OCI process is competitive. While it’s definitely important to have good greats and an excellent resume, employers look to other factors to determine who will be the right fit. Read our tips so you can stand out during OCIs!

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Expect When I Start Law

What Can I Expect When I Start Law School?

What Can I Expect When I Start Law School?

You can read all the books, watch all the movies, and dig through all the Reddit sub-threads, but it won’t be the same as experiencing the real thing for yourself. What on earth are we talking about? Law school of course! Students interested in law school often try and gather as much information as possible before applying and attending. Whether it’s to calm anxiety, satisfy expectations, or increase anticipation levels, students are obsessed with gathering intel on law school. Well, we understand this urge and we’re here to help! We’ve written an unequivocal guide to answer the question “What can I expect when I start law school?” Whether you’re an undergraduate student, a recent college graduate, or simply anyone thinking about law school, here’s what you can expect.

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Summer Associate Position

How To Turn Your Summer Associate Position Into An Offer

How To Turn Your Summer Associate Position Into An Offer

If you thought that landing a summer associate position was the tough part, think again! While law school is filled with challenges, having a full-time offer upon graduation ranks among the most difficult to accomplish. A common method for successfully graduating with an employment offer is through the summer associate route. To attain this, an employer interviews you during the 2L academic year, offers you a summer position, and then hopefully likes you. If they are satisfied with your performance at the end of 2L summer, you get the golden ticket: A full-time job offer.

This article is focused on increasing the chances of you converting your summer associate position into an offer. From tips to increase your likeability to strategies designed with job performance in mind. Here are our top five tips to turn your summer associate position into a full-time offer!

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First Day Of Law School

How To Prepare For Your First Day Of Law School

How To Prepare For Your First Day Of Law School

Congratulations! You are about to start an inspiring journey towards becoming an attorney. The road is long, but the rewards are great! We understand that your first day of law school is looming in your mind. You already have reading to be done, there are so many heavy books, you have never heard of an outline, and you aren’t quite sure what you are walking into. Every law student gets first day jitters! So, here is how to best prepare for your first day of law school.

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On-Campus Interview Process

An Overview of the On-Campus Interview Process

An Overview of the On-Campus Interview Process

On-campus interviews, or OCIs as they are commonly referred to, are a major part of the law school experience. However, many incoming and first-year law students are unaware of what OCIs are and how the process works. The term is thrown around law schools so frequently that students often feel embarrassed about their lack of OCI experience. Let’s take a closer look at the on-campus interview process, how it works, and what to expect as a law student.

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Pre-Law School Questions

Pre-Law School Questions You Need To Ask Yourself

Pre-Law School Questions You Need To Ask Yourself

Deciding to attend law school is a big decision in so many different ways. Law school attendance has financial, timing, social, stress, and a myriad of other factors. Clearly, there’s a lot that someone needs to consider before attending law school because it is a huge professional decision. Here are our top four pre-law school questions to ask yourself before making the big decision. Whether you’re newly admitted to law school (congratulations!), thinking about applying, or even taking the LSAT – these questions should help.

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Law School Loan Repayment

Law School Loan Repayment Options

Law School Loan Repayment Options

Student loans, debt, and repayment. Those are subjects you’ve likely thought about as a prospective law student, current law student, or recent law school graduate. Student loans are a hot topic in the country right now for good reason. The vast majority of students pursuing higher educations will likely take out a student loan (or multiple). These loans are often thousands of dollars, and for those considering law school, often exceed $100,000.00 on average. With all that debt you might be asking yourself a common question. “How on earth am I ever supposed to realistically pay that back?” In this post, we cover law school loan repayment options.

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1L Grades Really That Important

Are 1L Grades Really That Important In Law School?

Are 1L Grades Really That Important In Law School?

You’ve heard it time and time again. Your 1L grades largely define your law school and career opportunities at least until you graduate. On-campus interviews (“OCI”), summer associate positions, and accessibility to certain classes all seem related to 1L grades. As a current or future 1L you might be thinking, “well, are 1L grades really that important?” In a word: Yes! This article focuses on the importance of 1L grades and how they can impact your law school experience.

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