How Your Second Year of Law School Differs From Your First

second year of law schoolHow 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

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

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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

MPRE Keywords and Phrases

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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How To Use IRAC on Law School Exams

Use IRAC on Law School Exams

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

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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 Tips

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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Four Tips To Withdraw A Law School Application

Withdraw A Law School Application

Four Tips To Withdraw A Law School Application

This is a very common question that plagues many applicants but one that’s easy to answer. For applicants and law schools alike, the application process can be incredibly personal. Applicants form relationships with law admissions staff, professors, current students and even prospective classmates throughout the admissions cycle.  Many applicants struggle to withdraw their application from consideration because they feel connected to a school, even though it’s not the best fit for them.

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