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These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Get Into Law School
Here's a step by step guide on how you can get into law school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Differences Between Law School and Undergrad
Law school is very different from undergrad in at least three major ways.
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.
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.
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.
Timeline: Law School Prep Through Undergrad
A law school prep timeline to follow as you make your way through undergrad.
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.
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.
How To Do LSAT Prep in Three Steps
LSAT prep in three easy steps. Law School.
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 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.
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 Subjects to Avoid in Your Personal Statement
A great personal statement will avoid discussing the follow six taboo subjects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
15 Bargain Law Schools
You can get a great legal education at a fraction of the cost at these 15 bargain law schools.
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 Become a Lawyer
Read on to find out the basic steps you need to take in order to become a lawyer.
6 Steps for Asking for Law School Letters of...
Follow these six steps when asking for law school letters of recommendation.
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.
LSAT Scores at Top Law Schools
Check out this list of LSAT scores at top law schools to see where your scores fit in.
Harvard Law School
Profile of Harvard Law School, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of five Ivy League law schools.
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 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.
Columbia Law School
Profile of New York City's Columbia Law School, one of five Ivy League law schools.
20 Common OCI Interview Questions
Are you ready for your OCI appointments? Check out these 20 common OCI interview questions first.
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.
FAQ on Judicial Clerkships
Answers to frequently asked questions about the judicial clerkship.
Before You Buy a Laptop for Law School
Some things you should consider before you buy a laptop for law school.
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 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.
How to Write a Law School Outline
Read on for tips on the proper format and compilation of a law school outline.
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.
Is Law School Competition Really Cut-Throat?
Find out whether law school competition is really as cut throat as its reputation.
Yale Law School
Profile of Yale Law School, located in New Haven, Connecticut and one of five Ivy League law schools.
Five 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.
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.
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.
Summer Law School Reading List for 1Ls
List of suggested law school reading for the summer before you begin your first year.
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.
Top 10 Online Law School Resources
A list of the top 10 online law school resources for aspiring law students.
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.
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.
Choose the Right California Law School for You
A list of every ABA-approved California law school with links to individual profiles.
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.
Before You Write Your Law School Resume:...
Before you write your law school resume, you should brainstorm answers to these six questions first.
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.
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.
Top Tier Law Schools
Generally top tier law schools are those ranked in the top 100 of the U.S. News & World Report rankings;
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.
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.
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.
Stanford Law School
Profile of Stanford Law School, one of the country's top law schools, located in Palo Alto, California.
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.
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 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.
What Is IRAC?
Read more about what this unique law school acronym means.
Talking Bar Exam Prep with Steve Liosi
Interview about bar exam prep with Program Director of BARPERFECT.com, Steve Liosi.
Cornell Law School
Profile of Cornell Law School, located in upstate New York and one of five Ivy League law schools.
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.”
Definition of LSDAS
Definition of LSDAS, Law School Data Assembly Service.
BarMax: California Edition Bar Review Application
My review of the BarMax Bar Review iPhone/iPod Touch application.
Five Tips for Surviving Your Legal Research and...
Keeping these tips in mind will help you survive (and possible thrive in) your legal writing class.
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.
What Is a Legal Clinic?
A legal clinic is a great opportunity for law students to gain practical legal experience.
Tips for Writing "Why X" Law School Statements
When given the option of submitting "Why X" law school statements , applicants should usually do so.
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.
Preparing for Law School as a Nontraditional...
How should a nontraditional law student prepare for law school? Find out here.
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.
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 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.
Learning the Lingo in Law Schools
Law schools have their own lingo; here's your quick guide.
A Checklist of Law School Supplies
A checklist of the law school supplies you'll need for when classes start.
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
Duke Law School
Duke Law School, located in Durham, NC, is always ranked as one of the best in the country.
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.
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.
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.
Georgetown Law Center
Georgetown Law Center is located in Washington D.C. and is one of the most respected law schools in the country.
Do You Need To Buy Supplements for Law School...
How do you know which supplements to buy? And when should you purchase them?
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.
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.
Writing Judicial Clerkship Cover Letters
Five tips for writing judicial clerkship cover letters.
Which D.C. Law School Is For You?
A list of the seven ABA-accredited in Washington D.C.
Boston College Law School
Boston College Law School has a friendly, noncompetitive atmosphere, especially for one of the country's most well-respected 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.
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.
Are "Why X" Law School Statements Worth the...
How to decide whether to write Why X law school statements.
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.
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.
Definition of Juris Doctor
Definition of Juris Doctor (JD) degree.
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?
Temple Law School
Learn more about Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, PA from an alumni and law school expert.
Penn Law School
Profile of Penn Law School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and one of five Ivy League law schools.
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.
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.
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.
University of Arizona Law School
The University of Arizona Law School in Tuscon offers a great legal education at a relatively good price.
What Is the Best Way to Learn Bar Exam Material?
Depending on how you learn, you might be surprised that some study techniques may be more effective for you than others.
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.
What to Expect from Law School Orientation
Here are some common things you might experience as part of your law school orientation.
Northwestern Law School
Northwestern Law School is located in the heart of Chicago and is one of the best law schools in the country.
Talking LSAT Prep with Steve Schwartz
Interview about LSAT prep with professional LSAT tutor, Steve Schwartz.
Florida State Law School
Profile of Florida State Law School, located in Tallahassee.
The Dangers of the Law School Study Group
Here are some warnings on the dangers of the law school study group.
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.
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.
CUNY Law School
CUNY Law School is known for its strong commitment to public service.
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.
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.
How To Prepare for Law School by Setting Up...
How to set up your living space in order to prepare for law school.
Before You Take the LSAT: 6 Things to Do the...
Six things you should do the day before the LSAT.
Should You Join a Study Group?
To join or not to join a study group? The following information will help you decide.
Boston University Law School
Boston University Law School is one of the most respected law schools in New England.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an...
Book review of The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert by Ann K. Levine, Esq.
How to Minimize Law School Loans: Part I
Five ways you can minimize your law school loans.
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.
Baylor Law School
Baylor Law School in Waco, Texas is known as one of the most rigorous and competitive law schools in the country.
Chapman University Law School
Chapman University Law School in Orange, California is well-known for its tax program.
Definition of GPA
Definition of GPA, Grade Point Average.
George Washington University Law School
George Washington Law School in Washington D.C. is highly respected, particularly in the specialty of intellectual property.
Texas Wesleyan Law School
Texas Wesleyan Law School in Forth Worth is relatively new but its local reputation is growing quickly.
California Western Law School
California Western Law School is the oldest law school in San Diego.
The LSAT Blog Three-Month LSAT Prep Study...
My review of Steve Schwartz's Three-Month LSAT Prep Schedule.
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.
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