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Secrets to Surviving 1L

Harvard Law School Library by Samir Luther

The new school year is just around the corner. Are you ready for law school?

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What Are the Requirements for Law School?

Tuesday August 30, 2011

As application season comes upon us, you may want to make sure you're up to speed on essentials before you begin filling out forms.

Check out Law School Requirements for a checklist of the basics you'll need to even be considered by ABA-accredited law schools across the country. Then, when you're ready to proceed, follow the step-by-step process for applying to law school.

If you're not sure where to apply, have a look at choosing a law school as that information can help you narrow down the field -- and think about visiting law schools you're considering as well.

P.S. This is my last blog post here at About.com, but I am now offering personal statement review and editing services through Personal Statement Artist. Please feel free to come by if you need help with your personal statement or anything law-school related. Best of luck!

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What's the Deal with Case Briefs?

Thursday August 25, 2011

Those of you entering 1L are hearing or about to hear much ado about case briefs. Everyone has an opinion on them, whether they're worth doing, what should be in them, etc., but the decision on case briefs will come down to you.

For me, I found doing a few for each class during the first couple weeks of law school was helpful for getting a feel for what the important parts of cases are. After that, in my humble opinion, they're a waste of time. Once you learn how to read a case to pick out facts, issue, holding, and rationale, you're good to go, but for more information on case briefs, see the following:

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Congrats to Newly ABA-Accredited Law Schools

Tuesday August 23, 2011

The ABA has announced the full accreditation of Drexel University's Earle Mack School of Law in Philadelphia and the Charleston School of Law in Charleston, South Carolina.

Congratulations to the schools and their students!

For profiles of many of the country's ABA-accredited law schools, be sure to check out the Law School Profiles section.

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October LSAT Registration Deadline Approaching

Thursday August 18, 2011

Remember if you're planning on taking the October LSAT, registration online, by mail, or by phone closes August 26 for nonpublished test centers and August 30 for published test centers.

You can register late thereafter, but there will be an extra fee.

For full LSAT registration information, visit the LSAC website.

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