law school done right

Law School Done Right: Finally, a law school book that “gets it”!

Law School Done Right
Finally, a law school book that “gets it”!

There are dozens of books about law school. But if we had to pick just one book to give you the most bang for the buck, it would be Law School Done Right.

Its co-authors are lawyers who excelled at top schools (Michael Seringhaus at Yale, and Brian Savage at Michigan). They’ve gathered their own tips for success, as well as those of many high-achieving colleagues, and presented them in a neat reference book. These folks know what it takes to do law school right! Continue reading Law School Done Right: Finally, a law school book that “gets it”!

The Best Mindset for Starting Law School

The Best Mindset for Starting Law School

Law schools across the country are beginning the fall academic session within the next few weeks.  For 1Ls just starting out, this is a nerve-wracking time! In this post, we discuss the best mindset for starting law school.  Going in with the right frame of mind can make your transition easier and increase your chances of success in your first semester.

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How Should I Dress For OCIs?

Dress For OCIs

How Should I Dress For OCIs?

First impressions can be very important during an on-campus interview (OCI).  However, you want your overall lasting impression to be your personality and skills as opposed to your appearance.  This means that a good amount of thought needs to go into how you dress for OCIs.  You want to look professional, but you don’t want to be remembered for your clothes.  In this post, we give you some tips on how to dress for OCIs.

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High Stakes MPRE

How To Prepare for A High Stakes MPRE

How To Prepare for A High Stakes MPRE

For some students, there isn’t a lot of pressure when they take the MPRE because they can simply re-take it in 3-5 months (depending on what administration they originally took the MPRE).  However, for others, the MPRE is “high stakes”.  For instance, if your jurisdiction requires you to pass the MPRE before you can take the bar exam, or if you have already passed the bar exam and the MPRE is the final hurdle to becoming a licensed attorney, then it is a “high stakes” exam! It is also high stakes if you are taking the MPRE because you have been disciplined by your state authority — it will look much better if you pass the MPRE the first time you take it in that case. In this post, we provide tips for studying for a “high stakes” MPRE!

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Be the Best Summer Associate

3 Tips on How to Be the Best Summer Associate

3 Tips on How to Be the Best Summer Associate

3 Tips on How to Be the Best Summer Associate: You did it!  You worked tirelessly your 1L year and earned stellar grades.  Those grades landed you OCIs.  And, after rigorous screener interviews and callbacks, you secured your dream summer associate position. Time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the spoils of your victory.

WRONG!

Take a little time to celebrate and reward yourself for a job well done.  Have a nice dinner, order extra dessert, and buy that little luxury item you told yourself you’d buy if you landed a summer associate position.  But keep your eye on the real prize. You want to receive a full-time job offer at the end of your summer associate position following your 2L year.  Moreover, for many high achievers, it’s not just about getting a full-time job offer.  Rather, it’s also about making a name for yourself that summer. Ultimately, you want to set yourself up for a long career of success and accomplishments.  So, how do you stand out?  How do you be the best summer associate?  Follow these 3 tips and you will be well on your way to being a shining star!

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OCI Mistakes

3 OCI Mistakes That Could Cost You!

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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Looking for guidance on the MEE? Register for JD Advising’s FREE MEE Webinar!

Looking for guidance on the MEE? Register for JD Advising’s FREE MEE Webinar!

Taking the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) or Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) portion of the bar exam next month? Looking for some guidance on how to approach studying? We recommend signing up for our free MEE webinar taking place on June 15, 2019, at 1 p.m. EDT. The seminar is scheduled to last 45 minutes. Continue reading Looking for guidance on the MEE? Register for JD Advising’s FREE MEE Webinar!

transferring law schools

Five Things to Consider Before Transferring Law Schools

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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