Do I Need to Join A Law School Study Group?
Are you wondering if you need to join a law school study group? The short answer is absolutely not! However, as final exams approach, you may be asked to study with a partner or group. In this post, we discuss the benefits of group study, as well as some of the things you should be cautious of before joining a study group!
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3 OCI Mistakes That Could Cost You!
3 OCI Mistakes That Could Cost You!: For many law students, securing on-campus interviews (“OCIs”) is the whole point of working tirelessly throughout 1L year. Some see OCIs as even the most pivotal part of law school! If you can land an OCI with a top firm and then land an offer, you have set yourself up for success after law school.
Many good firms that recruit a summer associate class at OCIs extend full-time job offers to them! Remember, firms compete with each other too. And, the firm with a 100% offer rate to their summer associates is seen as a much more desirable firm than the one with a 75% offer rate. So, the student who gets recruited at the end of OCI season can usually breathe a sigh of relief for the remaining two years of law school because the odds are that he will receive a job offer at the end of the summer after 2L year. This is very different from the student struggling to juggle job applications throughout 3L year while gearing up to study for the bar exam and worrying about financial security post-law school all at the same time!
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Pros and Cons of Moot Court and Law Review
You may be considering whether to participate in Moot Court and/or Law Review next year. In this post, we provide a general overview of each organization and discuss the pros and cons of participating!
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Five Things to Consider Before Transferring Law Schools
There are countless reasons that students decide to transfer law schools after their first year. Many students know they want to transfer to a more prestigious program before even beginning their 1L year. Some students might be looking for a program more aligned with their career aspirations or newfound interests. Others still might need to transfer for personal and financial reasons. Whatever the motivation may be, the process of transferring law schools can be difficult to navigate. However, if you do your due diligence you’ll be better suited to make an informed decision that can transform your legal education.
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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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