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5 Things You'll Need When Applying to Law School
While each law school has its own specific requirements, there are some things you'll need to have no matter where you're applying.
Considering Law School? Look into These...
A list of undergraduate courses that will help prepare you for law school.
7 Steps to Writing a Case Brief
All you need to know about writing a law school case brief.
Can I Earn a Law Degree Online?
If you've wondered whether you can earn a law degree online and become a practicing attorney, here is your answer.
A Checklist of Law School Supplies
A checklist of the law school supplies you'll need for when classes start.
What Is the Socratic Method and Why Is It...
Find out what the infamous Socratic Method is all about so you know what to expect when your law professors start firing questions at you.
What Is Law Review?
Find out more about how you get on Law Review, write-on competitions, duties of Law Review staff and editors, and why employers want to see this credential on your resume.
Before You Buy a Laptop for Law School
Some things you should consider before you buy a laptop for law school.
How to Survive 1L
Here are five tips for how to survive 1L, the infamous first year of law school.
What Is Moot Court?
All about moot court: what it is and why you should join.
T14 Law Schools
Information about the so-called T14 law schools, the top law schools the country.
10 Things to Do in the Days Before Bar Exam Week
As you gear up for the big day, don't neglect these ten tasks. They're almost as important as studying.
Is Going to Law School a Good Idea?
Three questions you should ask yourself when deciding whether or not to go to law school.
Step-By-Step Instructions for Applying to Law...
How do you get into law school? One step at a time. Here's your step by step guide for applying to law school.
5 Essential Tips for Passing the Bar Exam
Tips for preparing for the bar exam -- sign up for a review course; make a studying schedule and stick to it, etc.
10 Places to Find LSAT Sample Questions Online
If you want to do well on the LSAT, you should do plenty of LSAT sample questions.
10 Dos and Don'ts for Note Taking in Law School
Yes, note taking in law school is an art. Learn the dos and don'ts here.
28 Places to Buy Law Books
Shopping online can be a great way to save money on law books; here are 28 places to look.
How Important Are Law School Rankings?
You've heard all about law school rankings, but are they really as important as they're made out to be?
Do I Have to Be Prelaw to Apply to Law School?
Although it may seem logical that prelaw is the best major to prepare for law school, you should think broader.
6 Subjects to Avoid in Your Personal Statement
A great personal statement will avoid discussing the follow six taboo subjects.
3 Ways to Handle Bar Exam Stress
Whether this is your first time or you're a repeat taker, you're probably stressed. Here are a few tips if anxiety is getting you down.
Timeline: Law School Prep Through Undergrad
A law school prep timeline to follow as you make your way through undergrad.
6 Tips for Writing a Law School Personal...
These six important tips will help you craft a great law school personal statement for your application and get you noticed by your top choices.
How to Get Into Law School
Here's a step by step guide on how you can get into law school.
20 Common OCI Interview Questions
Are you ready for your OCI appointments? Check out these 20 common OCI interview questions first.
Studying and Working for the Bar Exam
There are a few things I can recommend that will make working and studying for the bar exam more effective (and more bearable).
How To Do LSAT Prep in Three Steps
LSAT prep in three easy steps. Law School.
10 Criteria for Choosing a Law School
Choosing a law school is a big decision, so be sure to consider these 10 criteria before sending in that deposit.
FAQ on Judicial Clerkships
Answers to frequently asked questions about the judicial clerkship.
Guide to Law School Financial Aid
Read more about the types of law school financial aid that are available including federal student loans, private loans, scholarships, grants, and more.
6 Ways to Raise Your GPA After Your First...
Not satisfied with your GPA after your first semester of law school? Read on to find out how you can improve it.
OCI: On-Campus Interviewing
OCI, on-campus interviewing, is one of the most important parts of the law school experience. For more detailed information on what it is and why it's important, read on.
Summer Law School Reading List for 1Ls
List of suggested law school reading for the summer before you begin your first year.
How To Study for a Law School Exam
In most instances, your grade in a course will depend entirely on one exam, but these following five steps will help you ace any law school test.
Law School Admissions Calculators
If you're wondering about your chances of acceptance at a particular school with your LSAT score and GPA, check out one of the free online law school admissions calculators.
Which Law School Courses Should I Take?
Find out the three general rules you should follow in choosing law school courses to make sure you get the most of your law school education.
What Should You Eat During Bar Exam Week
Be sure to spend time before the exam figuring out what you will eat for each meal of the day. This guide can help you get started with this task.
What Is a Case Brief?
A law student case brief is very different from a brief by an attorney. Find out more about law student case briefs here.
Ivy League Law Schools
For those with exceptionally high GPAs and LSAT scores, here is a list of Ivy League law schools, some of the top law schools in the country.
Before You Retake the LSAT
If your LSAT score is lower than you'd like and you're wondering whether you should retake the LSAT exam, be sure to ask yourself these five questions first.
10 Law School Personal Statement Writing Prompts
Here are 10 writing prompts you can use if you get writers' block while trying to write your law school personal statement.
Top 10 Online Law School Resources
A list of the top 10 online law school resources for aspiring law students.
10 Dos and Don'ts of a Law School Resume
As you prepare your law school resume, here is a list of things you should and shouldn't do.
15 Bargain Law Schools
You can get a great legal education at a fraction of the cost at these 15 bargain law schools.
Harvard Law School
Profile of Harvard Law School, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of five Ivy League law schools.
Is Part-Time Law School for You?
Part-time law school programs are increasingly popular, and here you'll find all you need to know about attending law school part time.
Tips for Writing a Letter of Continued Interest
If you've been waitlisted or deferred at one or more of your top choice law schools, you should consider writing a letter of continued interest, sometimes referred to as an LOCI.
Visiting Law Schools
Before you decide where to spend the next three years, you should visit law schools to help you decide which is the right school for you. Find out how to arrange law school visits, what to look at, and questions you should ask admissions officers, professors, and law students.
LSAT Scores at Top Law Schools
Check out this list of LSAT scores at top law schools to see where your scores fit in.
How to Become a Lawyer as an Online Law School...
Learn how you can become a lawyer as the graduate of an online law school.
How to Become a Lawyer
Read on to find out the basic steps you need to take in order to become a lawyer.
10 Interview Questions You Can Ask at OCI
Don't know what interview questions you should ask at OCI? Here are 10 to get you started.
Columbia Law School
Profile of New York City's Columbia Law School, one of five Ivy League law schools.
Is Law School Competition Really Cut-Throat?
Find out whether law school competition is really as cut throat as its reputation.
The Summer Before Your First Year of Law School
Five things you should do the summer before you begin your first year of law school.
Why Should I Write Case Briefs?
Although you won't be writing case briefs for every single case, here is why you should at least know how to do one.
How To Prepare for Law School by Setting Up...
How to set up your living space in order to prepare for law school.
7 Ways to Cut Costs on Law Books
Here are seven ways you can save money on law books, which will be one of your biggest law school expenses.
Getting a Law School Letter of Recommendation
Getting a law school letter of recommendation is as easy as following the old Five W's (and an H) that journalists have been using for years.
Yale Law School
Profile of Yale Law School, located in New Haven, Connecticut and one of five Ivy League law schools.
Preparing for Law School as a Nontraditional...
How should a nontraditional law student prepare for law school? Find out here.
Would I Be Happier Going to Law School or Doing...
As prospective law students around the country get ready to select the right law school for them, some may still be trying to decide if attending law school is “worth it.”
What Do I Need to Do to Get Ready for Law School?
Congratulations! You are getting ready to start law school this fall. Many incoming 1Ls wonder what is the best use of their time this summer.
LSAT
Definition of LSAT, Law Schoool Admissions Test.
Top Part-Time Law School Programs
U.S. News and World Report ranked part-time law school programs for the first time in 2009; here are the current top programs, in detail.
Learning the Lingo in Law Schools
Law schools have their own lingo; here's your quick guide.
5 Ways to Build Your Law School Qualifications...
Five things you can do as a high school or college student to build your law school qualifications.
How to Write a Law School Outline
Read on for tips on the proper format and compilation of a law school outline.
Five Reasons People Fail the Bar Exam
One question that has come up a bit recently is why people fail the bar exam. Generally speaking here are five common reasons folks are unsuccessful.
Top Tier Law Schools
Generally top tier law schools are those ranked in the top 100 of the U.S. News & World Report rankings;
5 Questions to Consider When Choosing Among...
Many students wonder whether they should choose among the many areas of law and concentrate on one during law school. Here are five questions to consider as you decide.
What Is a Legal Clinic?
A legal clinic is a great opportunity for law students to gain practical legal experience.
Stanford Law School
Profile of Stanford Law School, one of the country's top law schools, located in Palo Alto, California.
Top Intellectual Property Law Schools
If you're interested in intellectual property, here is a list of the top law schools in the field according to the 2012 U.S. News and World Report rankings.
BarMax: California Edition Bar Review Application
My review of the BarMax Bar Review iPhone/iPod Touch application.
Which D.C. Law School Is For You?
A list of the seven ABA-accredited in Washington D.C.
10 Best Law Movies of the 1990s
The 1990s were a big decade for the law movies in Hollywood. Here are 10 of the best.
Making the Most of Your 2L Year in Law School
You've survived 1L, now read what you should be doing during your second year of law school.
6 Steps for Asking for Law School Letters of...
Follow these six steps when asking for law school letters of recommendation.
The Differences Between Law School and Undergrad
Law school is very different from undergrad in at least three major ways.
The LSAT Blog Three-Month LSAT Prep Study...
My review of Steve Schwartz's Three-Month LSAT Prep Schedule.
Should I Take a Law School Prep Course?
There is a bit of a debate going on about law school prep courses (or pre-law school courses) and whether they are necessary for law school success.
4 Sobering Realities of Law School Debt
Law school debt needs to be a major discussion when talking about selecting a law school, getting a job after law school, and just dealing with the realities of how expensive law school is.
Law School Resume Format
Your law school resume can be an important part of your application; here's a quick reference guide as to what it should look like.
When to Write a Law School Addendum
Submitting an addendum with your law school application can be a smart move or a colossal waste of time for you and the admissions committee. Read on to find out when you should write a law school addendum and when you should leave well enough alone.
Working and Studying for the #BarExam
In the last few years, this issue of working while studying for the bar exam has come up over and over again, especially for those studying after a bar exam failure.
Do I Need to Make My Own Law School Outlines?
Once law students understand the purpose of law school outlines, it is easier to allocate time to work on them as well as make useful outlines that actually help in the study process.
Tips for Outlining for Different Types of Law...
Law students often wonder if they need different outlines for different types of law school exams. The answer is—in true law school fashion—it depends. Let’s take each type of exam one by one.
Talking Bar Exam Prep with Steve Liosi
Interview about bar exam prep with Program Director of BARPERFECT.com, Steve Liosi.
What Is IRAC?
Read more about what this unique law school acronym means.
Georgetown Law Center
Georgetown Law Center is located in Washington D.C. and is one of the most respected law schools in the country.
4 Tips for Closed-Book Law School Exams
Here are some tips for studying for your closed-book law school exams. Most law students will have a closed book exam at some point in their career.
How to Choose the Best Law School for You
When deciding where to go to law school, consider the type of environment in which you want to study, the type of law you want to practice, the practical, financial considerations of going to law school, and rankings.
Cornell Law School
Profile of Cornell Law School, located in upstate New York and one of five Ivy League law schools.
You Need to Take Timed Practice Exams
Although all of your practice doesn’t need to be timed, you need to practice simulating the exam experience. This will help you prepare for exam day.
How to Improve Your MBE Scores
If you are finding yourself struggling with the MBE portion of the bar exam, here are some tips for improving your MBE scores.
Definition of Juris Doctor
Definition of Juris Doctor (JD) degree.
Law School Essays by Eric Owens and Staff of...
Law School Essays gives applicants a look at 62 personal statements by real law students as well as valuable advice from admissions officers.
Talking LSAT Prep with Steve Schwartz
Interview about LSAT prep with professional LSAT tutor, Steve Schwartz.
What are Law School Attack Plans?
Many law students don't understand what an attack plan actually is or how it can help them outline and study for exams.
What to Wear for OCI
If you're wondering what to wear for OCI, on-campus interviewing, look no further.
Choose the Right California Law School for You
A list of every ABA-approved California law school with links to individual profiles.
Florida State Law School
Profile of Florida State Law School, located in Tallahassee.
Should You Skip This Bar Exam?
Some of you reading this may be on the fence about whether or not to take the next upcoming bar exam.
Boston College Law School
Boston College Law School has a friendly, noncompetitive atmosphere, especially for one of the country's most well-respected schools.
Temple Law School
Learn more about Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, PA from an alumni and law school expert.
NYU Law School
Profile of NYU Law School, located in the heart of New York City and one of the finest law schools in the country.
How to Minimize Law School Loans: Part II
Here are six more ways you can minimize law school loans.
Boston Area Law Schools
If you've decided to apply to schools in Boston area, this list contains each Boston area law school; profiles will be linked as they're published.
Who Should I Ask to Review My Personal Statement?
Once you get your personal statement written, it's time for someone to review it. Who should you ask? Read on.
How Much Does It Cost to Study for and Take the...
Have you thought through the costs of studying for the bar exam? If not, here are some (sobering) realities you want to consider.
LSAT Prep Tips From Kaplan
Kaplan Test Prep's Pre-law Programs Director, Jeff Thomas, shares his best advice on LSAT prep for potential law students.
Should You Join a Study Group?
To join or not to join a study group? The following information will help you decide.
How to Raise Your Writing Scores on the Bar Exam
The writing portion of the bar exam may be half or more of your overall score. If you are struggling, this is not something to be ignored!
Georgia State Law School
Profile of Georgia State Law School, located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Law School Resume Style Guide
Not sure what font to use or whether to use bullet points for your law school resume? Check out this Law School Resume Style Guide.
Northwestern Law School
Northwestern Law School is located in the heart of Chicago and is one of the best law schools in the country.
Brooklyn Law School
With its great local reputation, Brooklyn Law School in the heart of New York City puts grads at a great advantage for positions in the metropolitan area.
Jagged Rocks of Wisdom: The Memo by Morten Lund
Morten Lund shares his advice on how to write a legal memorandum in Jagged Rocks of Wisdom: The Memo.
How to Prepare for a Legal Career
From your first year of law school up until your last, here is what you should be doing to prepare for a legal career.
University of Arizona Law School
The University of Arizona Law School in Tuscon offers a great legal education at a relatively good price.
Penn Law School
Profile of Penn Law School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and one of five Ivy League law schools.
5 Easy Ways to Increase Productivity in Law...
Five easy ways to increase productivity in law school.
5 Common Law School Personal Statement Mistakes
Make sure you haven't made these five common law school personal statement mistakes before you send in your application.
Should You Handwrite the Bar Exam?
Although the popular trend is to type the bar exam, some prefer to handwrite the test. Take these into considerations before abandoning the computer.
Southwestern University Law School
Southwestern University in Los Angeles has a well-established alumni network in the area.
George Washington University Law School
George Washington Law School in Washington D.C. is highly respected, particularly in the specialty of intellectual property.
Definition of LSDAS
Definition of LSDAS, Law School Data Assembly Service.
What Is a Law School Outline?
You may have heard about the infamous law school outline, but what is it exactly? Read on for the answer.
St. John's Law School
St. John's Law School in Jamaica, Queens, New York City is a Roman Catholic institution.
Which New York Law School Is For You?
If you want to go to a New York law school, this is the list for you.
Before You Take the LSAT: 6 Things to Do the...
What you should be doing the day of the LSAT.
5 Tips for Acing Law School Multiple-Choice Exams
Law school multiple-choice questions will be different from multiple-choice questions on exams you have taken in the past.
Fordham Law School
Fordham Law School is located in the heart of New York City and is one of the most well-respected schools in the country.
The Art of the Law School Transfer by Andrew B....
Book review of The Art of the Law School Transfer by Andrew B. Carrabis and Seth D. Haimovitch.
Definition of LLM
Definition of LLM, LLM, Master of Laws, Master of Laws degree
California Western Law School
California Western Law School is the oldest law school in San Diego.
Duke Law School
Duke Law School, located in Durham, NC, is always ranked as one of the best in the country.
BYU Law School
Learn more about BYU Law, a school owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and generally listed among the top 50 list of law schools
Writing Judicial Clerkship Cover Letters
Five tips for writing judicial clerkship cover letters.
4 Tips for Open-Book Law School Exams
Open-book exams seem to be more and more popular in law schools these days. These exams typically allow you to bring in your outline or other materials into the exam.
Help! What Type of Law School Exams Can I Expect?
While getting ready for law school exams, it is important that you take stock of what kind of exams you are likely to encounter from your professor.
New England Law School
New England Law School is located in the theater district of Boston.
American Law School
American University Law School in Washington D.C. offers a fine legal education among one of the most diverse student bodies of any law school in the country.
6 Tips for Acing Law School Take-Home Exams
Take-home exams can differ in length from a few hours (4 to 8) to a day (24 hours) or longer (48 hours). Here are some tips for taking a take-home exam.
Emory University Law School
Emory University Law School in the heart of Atlanta is one of the most well-respected school in the South and is well-regarded for its trial advocacy training.
Hofstra Law School
Hofstra Law is located about 25 miles outside of Manhattan.
Texas Wesleyan Law School
Texas Wesleyan Law School in Forth Worth is relatively new but its local reputation is growing quickly.
Pepperdine Law School
Pepperdine Law School in Malibu, California is well-known for its outstanding dispute resolution program and beautiful campus and location.
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