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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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Long Waitlist

Why the Long Waitlist and Slow Turnaround This Year?

Why the Long Waitlist and Slow Turnaround This Year?

Everything about this past year has been new and different, and often not for the better. When it comes to law school admissions, this also applies to long waitlists and slow turnaround times for law schools to make decisions. Schools are waitlisting more students this year than in past years and have been slower to hand out decisions. In this post, we try to break down what’s going on to help you better understand some reasons for these long waits and waitlists!

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How to Be a Successful Law Student

Free webinar: How to Be a Successful Law Student

Free webinar: How to Be a Successful Law Student

Every law student wants to be successful, but that is easier said than done! This webinar will focus on how to be a successful law student.

JD Advising is pleased to partner with Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International to present a free webinar on how to be a successful law student!

This presentation is geared toward both prelaw students and law students!

This webinar is part of P.A.D.’s summer webinar series.

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Law School Writing

How College Writing Is Different Than Law School Writing

How College Writing Is Different Than Law School Writing

Many students who were lauded as good writers in college are eager to put their writing skills to work in law school.  Political Science and English majors, having written many, many long papers with interesting words and complicated thesis statements, are often sure that law school memos, briefs, and essays will not be as challenging.  This, unfortunately, can prove to be a misplaced thought.  Looking at the differences between college writing versus law school writing before law school is an excellent way to prepare to make that transition. In this post, we’ll discuss how college writing is different than law school writing.

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New City For Law School

5 Tips To Settle Into A New City For Law School

5 Tips To Settle Into A New City For Law School

Starting law school can feel like a daunting task. It can seem even scarier if you are doing it while settling into a new city. In addition to the stress of law school, you are now worried about things you never thought twice about before, like grocery shopping, finding the bus stop, or even where to hang out. Follow these five tips to eliminate the burden of moving and allow yourself to focus more on the most important matter at hand, law school!

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Mentally Ready For Law School

Am I Mentally Ready For Law School? 4 Questions To Ask

Am I Mentally Ready For Law School? Four Questions To Ask Yourself

Ok.  We recognize the question of whether you are mentally ready for law school can be a bit, well—daunting.  Nevertheless, it’s an important question to ask yourself! Being honest with yourself will put you in the best position to further develop your strengths and to effectively work with your less strong areas. As you go through the questions below to help determine if you are mentally ready for law school, you may consider writing out your answers.  Putting pen to paper gives you the chance to later reflect on what you’ve written, and it can serve as a great reference point as you continue through law school.

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success in law school

20 Tips for Success in Law School – From a #1 Law Student

20 Tips for Success in Law School – From a #1 Law Student

If you are looking for success in law school, here are 20 excellent tips from a student who graduated as the #1 law student. These tips have been used by hundreds of law students at JD Advising. (You can read additional tips in our free law school prep course here or by downloading our free #1 law student guide here!) In the meantime, review our 20 quick tips for success in law school below! Continue reading 20 Tips for Success in Law School – From a #1 Law Student

Summer Start Program

How To Prepare For A Summer Start Program

How To Prepare For A Summer Start Program

Unlike most traditional law school programs that begin in the fall, a handful of JD programs offer the opportunity to begin in the summer, typically May or June. These students have the advantage of getting a head start in law school. But, unlike their fall counterparts, they don’t have a full summer of freedom to prepare for the start of their program. If you’re admitted and not sure how to prepare for a summer start program, keep reading!

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Full Scholarship to Law School

How to Get a Full Scholarship to Law School

How to Get a Full Scholarship to Law School

It’s no secret that law school is expensive. Between tuition costs, books, and room and board, many students graduate with significant debt. For this reason, many students look for ways to reduce their expenses while in school. However, there’s one foolproof way to minimize your debt upon graduation: get a full scholarship to law school! Read on to learn some strategies for getting a full ride.

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