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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.
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.
7 Steps to Writing a Case Brief
All you need to know about writing a law school case brief.
T14 Law Schools
Information about the so-called T14 law schools, the top law schools the country.
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.
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.
What Is Moot Court?
All about moot court: what it is and why you should join.
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.
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?
Is Going to Law School a Good Idea?
Three questions you should ask yourself when deciding whether or not to go to law school.
Before You Buy a Laptop for Law School
Some things you should consider before you buy a laptop for law school.
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.
How to Get Into Law School
Here's a step by step guide on how you can get into 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.
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.
How To Do LSAT Prep in Three Steps
LSAT prep in three easy steps. Law School.
Timeline: Law School Prep Through Undergrad
A law school prep timeline to follow as you make your way through undergrad.
How Do Law Schools Handle Multiple LSAT Scores?
If you take the LSAT more than once, how do schools handle your LSAT scores? Find out 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.
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.
A Checklist of Law School Supplies
A checklist of the law school supplies you'll need for when classes start.
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.
The Differences Between Law School and Undergrad
Law school is very different from undergrad in at least three major ways.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Definition of Juris Doctor
Definition of Juris Doctor (JD) degree.
Top 10 Online Law School Resources
A list of the top 10 online law school resources for aspiring law students.
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.
Yale Law School
Profile of Yale Law School, located in New Haven, Connecticut and one of five Ivy League law schools.
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.
FAQ on Judicial Clerkships
Answers to frequently asked questions about the judicial clerkship.
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.
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.
Struggling in Law School? Ask for Help if You...
Struggling is not something to be ashamed of. But if you are struggling, you are wise to ask for help.
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 Survive 1L
Here are five tips for how to survive 1L, the infamous first year of law school.
Five Tips for Taking Great Class Notes
It seems like class notes should be simple, but unfortunately many students aren’t sure how to take the most helpful class notes. Keeping these tips in mind will help make sure your class notes are setting you up for exam success.
15 Bargain Law Schools
You can get a great legal education at a fraction of the cost at these 15 bargain law schools.
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.
Is Law School Competition Really Cut-Throat?
Find out whether law school competition is really as cut throat as its reputation.
Did you get bad bar exam news?
The results are in, and thousands of people around the country are dealing with the realities of failing the bar exam. If you are going through this, we are so
Harvard Law School
Profile of Harvard Law School, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of five Ivy League law schools.
5 Reasons Law School Is Hard
Often students wonder, what makes law school harder than undergraduate work? Here are five reasons that law school is hard.
Summer Law School Reading List for 1Ls
List of suggested law school reading for the summer before you begin your first year.
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.
Starting Law School? Here's What You Need to Buy
Starting law school this fall? Here is a shopping list to help you get back-to-school ready.
6 Subjects to Avoid in Your Personal Statement
A great personal statement will avoid discussing the follow six taboo subjects.
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.
Choose the Right California Law School for You
A list of every ABA-approved California law school with links to individual profiles.
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.
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.
Columbia Law School
Profile of New York City's Columbia Law School, one of five Ivy League law schools.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Five Top Ways Law Students Waste Time
Don’t let yourself make these time-wasting mistakes when you are in law school.
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.
What Is a Legal Clinic?
A legal clinic is a great opportunity for law students to gain practical legal experience.
How to Use Meditation to Be More Productive in...
Many people are turning to the practice of meditation and mindfulness to be more productive at work and in law school.
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.
Georgetown Law Center
Georgetown Law Center is located in Washington D.C. and is one of the most respected law schools in the country.
How to Align Your LSAT Score with the Right Law...
Many students wonder if they should chose their ideal schools before taking the LSAT, and how the test will affect their chances of obtaining a scholarship
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.
6 Steps for Asking for Law School Letters of...
Follow these six steps when asking for law school letters of recommendation.
LSAT
Definition of LSAT, Law Schoool Admissions Test.
What Is IRAC and Do I Need to Use It?
If you are new to law school, you have heard at this point about “IRAC.” It is the formula for legal writing known as issue, rule, analysis, and conclusion.
20 Common OCI Interview Questions
Are you ready for your OCI appointments? Check out these 20 common OCI interview questions first.
6 Ways to Save Money When Starting Law School
There are a few ways you can be frugal in law school that will help you make that loan check go as far as it can.
Preparing for Law School as a Nontraditional...
How should a nontraditional law student prepare for law school? Find out here.
Cornell Law School
Profile of Cornell Law School, located in upstate New York and one of five Ivy League law schools.
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.
Stanford Law School
Profile of Stanford Law School, one of the country's top law schools, located in Palo Alto, California.
Northwestern Law School
Northwestern Law School is located in the heart of Chicago and is one of the best law schools in the country.
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.
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.
How to Write a Law School Outline
Read on for tips on the proper format and compilation of a law school outline.
Top Law Schools for Clinical Training
U.S. News and World Report ranks the top law schools for clinical training. Here are its 2012 rankings with links to individual, full law school profiles.
What Is IRAC?
Read more about what this unique law school acronym means.
Getting Ready for LSAT Test Day and Beyond
Before you get your pencil ready to take the exam, there are a few things to keep in mind on the actual test day.
Your Technology Guide for Starting Law School
As you get ready to enter law school, it is important that you get your technology in order. Here's what you should plan to have.
How To Prepare for Law School by Setting Up...
How to set up your living space in order to prepare for law school.
BarMax: California Edition Bar Review Application
My review of the BarMax Bar Review iPhone/iPod Touch application.
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.
Which D.C. Law School Is For You?
A list of the seven ABA-accredited in Washington D.C.
Starting Law School: Should You Get a Part-Time...
One way to try to ease this debt is through working part time during law school. But is this a good idea?
When Should You Take the LSAT?
It’s important to do well on the LSAT because law schools use the score as a deciding factor when considering your application.
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.
Not Sure Where Your Time Goes in Law School?...
Sure, life is busy and law school is hard, but with careful planning, you may be surprised at how much work you can get done.
LSAT Scores at Top Law Schools
Check out this list of LSAT scores at top law schools to see where your scores fit in.
What’s the Best Way to Prepare for the...
Once you’ve decided to take the LSAT and understand the fundamental of how it’s scored, it’s time to start thinking about the best way to prepare for the exam.
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.
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.
Finding the Right Law School Living Situation
Here are a few tips to finding the right law school living situation.
How to Deal With Negative Feedback in Law School
How can you get something out of the feedback without it sending you into a case of the doldrums?
Definition of LLM
Definition of LLM, LLM, Master of Laws, Master of Laws degree
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.
Learning the Lingo in Law Schools
Law schools have their own lingo; here's your quick guide.
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.
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.
Five Mistakes 1Ls Make
The way law school is structured provides you very little feedback. Because of this, I want to share five mistakes that I see 1Ls commonly make.
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.
Can Flash Cards Help You Study for Law School...
When it comes to studying for your law school exams, flash cards are not always the best way to study. Here are some warnings when using flash cards in law school.
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.
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.
5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Law School...
Here are some tips for how to get the most out of your class time.
Temple Law School
Learn more about Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, PA from an alumni and law school expert.
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.
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.
Duke Law School
Duke Law School, located in Durham, NC, is always ranked as one of the best in the country.
What Should I Wear in Law School?
It’s not often that the words law school and fashion go together, but you may be surprised how they can go hand-in-hand.
What Should I Do in College to Get Ready for...
Let’s look at what you need to do now to prepare for your law school future.
Washington University Law School in St. Louis
Washington University Law School in St. Louis is an excellent law school, especially for those who want to practice in the Midwest.
Should You Join a Study Group?
To join or not to join a study group? The following information will help you decide.
Santa Clara University Law School
Santa Clara Law School is in the heart of the Silicon Valley and enjoys an excellent reputation in the local legal community.
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 to Expect from Law School Orientation
Here are some common things you might experience as part of your law school orientation.
Passing the Bar Exam Is All About Discipline
I work with and talk to many students who struggle with the bar exam. And there are some comments relating to practice and performance that I hear over and over again.
5 Easy Ways to Increase Productivity in Law...
Five easy ways to increase productivity in law school.
Do I Need to Read for Class in Law School?
Reading materials for class is not something to ignore. Here are four reasons why you should keep reading.
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.
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.
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.
Southwestern University Law School
Southwestern University in Los Angeles has a well-established alumni network in the area.
How Do You Study for the Bar Exam?
Make sure you balance your substantive review with a healthy dose of practice to get yourself on the path to bar exam success.
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
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.
Five Ways Parents Can Support Their Law Student
Here are some handy things to keep in mind to help your son or daughter make the most of his or her law school experience.
Three Tips for Managing Your Time in Law School
Although you may not have started your law school classes yet, here are three ways to start thinking about how you are going to manage your time.
Baylor Law School
Baylor Law School in Waco, Texas is known as one of the most rigorous and competitive law schools in the country.
How to Create a Study Calendar in Law School
One of the best ways to make sure you allocate enough time to studying is to carefully manage your time by means of an electronic calendar.
St. Mary's Law School
For those who want to practice in the San Antonio area, St. Mary's Law School has a strong local reputation.
Which Texas Law School Is For You?
If you're looking to go to the Lone Star State, here's a list to help you choose the right Texas law school for you.
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.
Is Briefing Cases Worth Your Time?
Can briefing become a waste of time? Sure! But if you approach briefing in the right way, it can help you get the most out of your class.
Definition of LSDAS
Definition of LSDAS, Law School Data Assembly Service.
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.
Should You Go to Law School Where You Want to...
If you are sure that you want to practice in a specific location, is it worth attending law school there? I would argue, often, yes.
Penn Law School
Profile of Penn Law School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and one of five Ivy League law schools.
Writing Judicial Clerkship Cover Letters
Five tips for writing judicial clerkship cover letters.

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