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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1L Summer Position

How To Score A 1L Summer Position

How To Score A 1L Summer Position

Whether you’re about to start your 1L year or already have one-semester completed, you’ve probably heard about 1L summer positions. 1L summer positions are vital to success in law school, but probably not for the reasons you might expect. While they likely won’t have an impact on the academic side of law school, they will impact the career side. A 1L summer position plays an important role in helping you secure a 2L summer associate position. In turn, that 2L position hopefully manifests itself into a full-time employment offer for after graduation and the Bar Exam.

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Performed Poorly On Final Exams

What To Do If You Performed Poorly On Final Exams

What To Do If You Performed Poorly On Final Exams

Nothing is worse than pouring your heart and soul into something and receiving negative feedback. Case and point? Law school final exams. You study for hours in the weeks preceding the exam, manage anxiety and stress, and pour over sample essays…only to find out that you performed poorly on final exams. We understand the disappointment. Law school is far from easy! Despite your less than stellar performance, there are some glimmers of hope for the next round of final exams. As the old saying goes, “you learn more from failure than from success.” Reviewing how you studied and prepared, approached subject material, and asked questions can actually help tremendously when finals next approach. So, while you may not have performed as expected this time around, these tips can help you learn and grow.

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Small Or Large Firm

Is A Small Or Large Firm Right For Me?

Is A Small Or Large Firm Right For Me?

For many third-year law students, their last year is filled with the normal stresses of law school. However, they also have to worry about passing the bar exam and finding a job. Many new graduates will land themselves positions in a law firm. But which is right for you? In this post, we’ll dissect the pros and cons of large firms and small firms!

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Knew When Starting Law School

Five Things I Wish I Knew When Starting Law School

Five Things I Wish I Knew When Starting Law School

After any major accomplishment, those about to embark on the same journey have questions and concerns on what to expect. For law school hopefuls looking to ask questions to law school graduates, the story doesn’t change much. Inevitably, those on the verge of starting law school almost always ask graduates “what do you wish you knew beforehand?” For graduates, it’s a question that will likely conjure difficult, funny, stressful, and happy times during their law school experience. For those waiting for an answer, they’re likely scared and nervous about the response. While those seeking to attend law school have probably researched most formal sources, nothing beats asking an actual graduate. After all, watching movies like Legally Blonde and religiously stalking Reddit threads can only offer so much. With that being said, let’s get ready to spill the tea. Here are the top five things the staff at JD Advising wish they knew before going to law school.

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Law School Class

How To Finish Top Of Your Law School Class

How To Finish Top Of Your Law School Class

Getting to the top of your class in law school is no small feat. Even if you were a top student in undergrad while making little effort, law school is an entirely different challenge. Many of your classmates were top of their undergraduate classes as well. However, with hard work, a solid plan, and good support, you can give yourself a chance to ace your final exams and be at the top of your class. These tips will help you get there!

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Advanced JD Program

What Is An Advanced JD Program?

What Is An Advanced JD Program?

Well to start, an advanced JD program is NOT some sort of advanced level degree handed out to ambitious law students. Despite its name, an advanced JD program doesn’t actually have anything to do with the type of degree received. Instead, an advanced JD program is a program offered by select law schools and could mean one of three things. So, let’s take a look at the different meanings behind the advanced JD program name. Again, there is no such thing as an “advanced JD degree.” These interpretations refer only to certain programs at certain schools, so be sure to check what schools offer what programs. Many times, if a university is large and contains multiple schools within it, these programs may all be offered.

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Law School Success

5 Secrets to Law School Success From A Top 1L Student

5 Secrets to Law School Success From A Top 1L Student

It’s no secret that law school is hard. No matter your background, you’re in for a challenge, unlike anything you’ve done before. Because the majority of classes are graded on a curve, law school is a competitive environment. To help you hit the ground running from the moment glasses begin, we’re sharing these 5 secrets to law school success from a top 1L student.

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