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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Common Questions About How To Transfer Law Schools
Do you want to transfer law schools after your 1L year but aren’t sure what you should be doing now? Here are our answers to your most frequently asked 1L questions about transferring.
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Law School Final Exam Tips for Procrastinators
This post assumes that you taking law school final exams soon — and that you have not started outlining, memorizing the law, or taking practice exams. You either spent most of the semester reading cases, briefing cases, or trying to avoid thinking about final exams. And now that final exams are coming up, you need some quick tips to boost your score! Here are a few law school final exam tips for procrastinators. Continue reading Law School Final Exam Tips for Procrastinators
Where to Find Law School Practice Exams
One of the best ways to prepare for law school exams is to take practice exams! This allows you to get a feel for the types of questions that could appear and how you should go about responding. In a previous post, we detailed how to take law school practice exams. This post contained a few links for where to find law school practice exams, but we thought this question deserved a post of its own!
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Four Key Law School Success Tips
As law school kicks into full gear, hopefully you are starting to fall into a routine. It can take a while to adjust to this new experience, however, so don’t be discouraged if you are having a difficult time finding your way. In this post, we discuss four law school success tips. If you work this advice into your approach, you’ll be on the path to a great semester of law school (and beyond!).
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