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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.
T14 Law Schools
Information about the so-called T14 law schools, the top law schools the country.
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.
7 Steps to Writing a Case Brief
All you need to know about writing a law school case brief.
A Checklist of Law School Supplies
A checklist of the law school supplies you'll need for when classes start.
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.
20 Common OCI Interview Questions
Are you ready for your OCI appointments? Check out these 20 common OCI interview questions first.
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.
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.
What Is Moot Court?
All about moot court: what it is and why you should join.
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.
Before You Buy a Laptop for Law School
Some things you should consider before you buy a laptop for law school.
How to Get Into Law School
Here's a step by step guide on how you can get into 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.
Timeline: Law School Prep Through Undergrad
A law school prep timeline to follow as you make your way through undergrad.
How To Do LSAT Prep in Three Steps
LSAT prep in three easy steps. Law School.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Is Going to Law School a Good Idea?
Three questions you should ask yourself when deciding whether or not to go to law school.
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.
How to Survive 1L
Here are five tips for how to survive 1L, the infamous first year of 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.
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.
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.
Summer Law School Reading List for 1Ls
Here's your list of suggested law school reading for the summer before you begin your first year.
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.
Summer Reading List for Incoming 1Ls - How-to...
Here are some books that can help you get ready for the challenging academics of 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.
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.
Harvard Law School
Profile of Harvard Law School, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of five Ivy League law schools.
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.
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.
Top Tier Law Schools
Generally top tier law schools are those ranked in the top 100 of the U.S. News & World Report rankings;
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.
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.
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.
What GPA and LSAT Score Do I Need to Get Into...
Many hopeful law students ask what the ideal GPA and score should be in order to be admitted to school. Here's what you should know.
How to Become a Lawyer
Read on to find out the basic steps you need to take in order to become a lawyer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yale Law School
Profile of Yale Law School, located in New Haven, Connecticut and one of five Ivy League law schools.
5 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.
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.
FAQ on Judicial Clerkships
Answers to frequently asked questions about the judicial clerkship.
6 Subjects to Avoid in Your Personal Statement
A great personal statement will avoid discussing the follow six taboo subjects.
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.
LSAT
Definition of LSAT, Law Schoool Admissions Test.
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.
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 of a Law School Resume
As you prepare your law school resume, here is a list of things you should and shouldn't do.
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.
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.
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.
6 Steps for Asking for Law School Letters of...
Follow these six steps when asking for law school letters of recommendation.
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.
Learning the Lingo in Law Schools
Law schools have their own lingo; here's your quick guide.
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.
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.
6 Resources You Need to Start Law School
These six resources will make your life as a law student just a bit easier as you begin your 1L journey.
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.
Is Law School Competition Really Cut-Throat?
Find out whether law school competition is really as cut throat as its reputation.
Preparing for Law School as a Nontraditional...
How should a nontraditional law student prepare for law school? Find out here.
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.
Columbia Law School
Profile of New York City's Columbia Law School, one of five Ivy League law schools.
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.
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.
How Many Hours Do You Need to Study for the...
When you sit down to study for the bar exam, it is likely you will get a bunch of feedback from friends and other law students as to how much you are supposed to study for the exam.
Georgetown Law Center
Georgetown Law Center is located in Washington D.C. and is one of the most respected law schools in the country.
Should you buy a Law School Backpack?
Some of you may be wondering, should a law student carry a backpack? A briefcase? A rolling bag? A messenger bag?
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.
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.
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.
5 Ways to Handle the Anxiety of Law School
Here are five techniques that can help you deal with the stress and anxiety of law school.
How To Prepare for Law School by Setting Up...
How to set up your living space in order to prepare for law school.
LSAT Scores at Top Law Schools
Check out this list of LSAT scores at top law schools to see where your scores fit in.
Cornell Law School
Profile of Cornell Law School, located in upstate New York and one of five Ivy League law schools.
Penn Law School
Profile of Penn Law School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and 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.
Top 10 Online Law School Resources
A list of the top 10 online law school resources for aspiring law students.
Do You Have the Right Mindset to Start Law...
If you have always excelled academically, law school can be incredibly frustrating and unsettling. So how do you cope?
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.
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.
How to Write a Law School Outline
Read on for tips on the proper format and compilation of a law school outline.
Help! My Significant Other is Studying for the...
Studying for the bar exam is hard. And it is hard on your loved ones too. Here are tips for the bar exam significant other.
15 Bargain Law Schools
You can get a great legal education at a fraction of the cost at these 15 bargain law schools.
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.
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.
Stanford Law School
Profile of Stanford Law School, one of the country's top law schools, located in Palo Alto, California.
What Is IRAC?
Read more about what this unique law school acronym means.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can Mindfulness and Meditation Help You Be a...
Many people are using mindfulness and the daily practice of meditation to relax, feel calmer and lead healthier lives.
Lessons from Law School Orientation
To help you get ready for orientation, here are some of my thoughts on my law school orientation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 LSAT Prep with Steve Schwartz
Interview about LSAT prep with professional LSAT tutor, Steve Schwartz.
Definition of LSDAS
Definition of LSDAS, Law School Data Assembly Service.
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 You Need to Apply to Law School
There are certain parts of the application process that remain the same wherever you decide to go. Let’s look at what you need to apply to law school.
Should You Join a Study Group?
To join or not to join a study group? The following information will help you decide.
BarMax: California Edition Bar Review Application
My review of the BarMax Bar Review iPhone/iPod Touch application.
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.
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.
What Is Tested on the Oregon Bar Exam?
Do you know how to study for the Oregon bar exam? Ben Nelson tells you exactly what you need to know to prepare.
6 Things to Do Before Entering Law School
If you are starting law school in the fall, sit down and make a list of what you want to get done before school starts!
Duke Law School
Duke Law School, located in Durham, NC, is always ranked as one of the best in the country.
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.
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.
Northwestern Law School
Northwestern Law School is located in the heart of Chicago and is one of the best law schools in the country.
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?
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.
What does the Florida Bar Exam look like, anyway?
Ready for the Florida bar exam? This bar tutor tells you everything you need to prepare for the exam.
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.
5 Easy Ways to Increase Productivity in Law...
Five easy ways to increase productivity in law school.
Texas Tech Law School
Located in Lubbock, Texas Tech Law School offers a great deal on a solid legal education.
Do You Need To Buy Supplements for Law School...
How do you know which supplements to buy? And when should you purchase them?
What Is Tested on the Uniform Bar Exam?
The Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) is a test created by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) and administered in 14 states and counting.
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.
Five Mistakes 2Ls Make
When 2Ls return for their second year of law school, they often feel much more confident about the law school experience. Here are five common mistakes I see 2Ls make.
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.
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.
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 Expect from Law School Orientation
Here are some common things you might experience as part of your law school orientation.
What to Wear for OCI
If you're wondering what to wear for OCI, on-campus interviewing, look no further.
Should You Commute to Law School?
If you are considering commuting to law school, here are a few things that you want to consider before taking the plunge.
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 Prepare for Law School Midterms
Now that you know why you should be looking forward to midterms, here are some handy tips for preparing adequately for your law school midterms.
Definition of LSAC
Definition of LSAC, Law School Admissions Council.
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.
4 Tips for Preparing Your Law School Application
To help you get started with your law school application, here are four tips for preparing yous o stand out.
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.
How to Find a Law School Apartment in a...
You got into the law school of your dreams, but your head is spinning at the price of housing. What do you do now?
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.
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.
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 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.

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