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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.
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.
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.
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.
A Checklist of Law School Supplies
A checklist of the law school supplies you'll need for when classes start.
Timeline: Law School Prep Through Undergrad
A law school prep timeline to follow as you make your way through undergrad.
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.
What Is Moot Court?
All about moot court: what it is and why you should join.
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 To Do LSAT Prep in Three Steps
LSAT prep in three easy steps. Law School.
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.
Is Going to Law School a Good Idea?
Three questions you should ask yourself when deciding whether or not to go to 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
How to Survive 1L
Here are five tips for how to survive 1L, the infamous 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.
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.
FAQ on Judicial Clerkships
Answers to frequently asked questions about the judicial clerkship.
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.
Harvard Law School
Profile of Harvard Law School, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of five Ivy League law schools.
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.
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.
20 Common OCI Interview Questions
Are you ready for your OCI appointments? Check out these 20 common OCI interview questions first.
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?
Top Tier Law Schools
Generally top tier law schools are those ranked in the top 100 of the U.S. News & World Report rankings;
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.
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 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.
Yale Law School
Profile of Yale Law School, located in New Haven, Connecticut and 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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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 a Legal Clinic?
A legal clinic is a great opportunity for law students to gain practical legal experience.
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.
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.
LSAT
Definition of LSAT, Law Schoool Admissions Test.
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.
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.
Top 10 Online Law School Resources
A list of the top 10 online law school resources for aspiring law students.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Definition of Juris Doctor
Definition of Juris Doctor (JD) degree.
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.
6 Subjects to Avoid in Your Personal Statement
A great personal statement will avoid discussing the follow six taboo subjects.
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.
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.
15 Bargain Law Schools
You can get a great legal education at a fraction of the cost at these 15 bargain law schools.
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.
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.
How to Write a Law School Outline
Read on for tips on the proper format and compilation of a law school outline.
Preparing for Law School as a Nontraditional...
How should a nontraditional law student prepare for law school? Find out here.
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.
Is Law School Competition Really Cut-Throat?
Find out whether law school competition is really as cut throat as its reputation.
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!
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 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.
Columbia Law School
Profile of New York City's Columbia Law School, one of five Ivy League law schools.
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.
Georgetown Law Center
Georgetown Law Center is located in Washington D.C. and is one of the most respected law schools in the country.
New York Will Adopt the Uniform Bar Exam in...
The New York Bar recently announced that it will be switching to the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) as of the July 2016 test administration.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Northwestern Law School
Northwestern Law School is located in the heart of Chicago and is one of the best law schools in the country.
Penn Law School
Profile of Penn Law School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and one of five Ivy League 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.
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.
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.
Definition of LSDAS
Definition of LSDAS, Law School Data Assembly Service.
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.
BarMax: California Edition Bar Review Application
My review of the BarMax Bar Review iPhone/iPod Touch application.
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.
How Can Active Learning Techniques Help Me on...
Will you use active learning techniques to study for the bar exam? If you do, I think you will be happy with the results.
Before You Take the LSAT: 6 Things to Do the...
Six things you should do the day before the LSAT.
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.”
Cornell Law School
Profile of Cornell Law School, located in upstate New York and one of five Ivy League law schools.
Duke Law School
Duke Law School, located in Durham, NC, is always ranked as one of the best in the country.
Learning the Lingo in Law Schools
Law schools have their own lingo; here's your quick guide.
Stanford Law School
Profile of Stanford Law School, one of the country's top law schools, located in Palo Alto, California.
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.
What Is IRAC?
Read more about what this unique law school acronym means.
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.
6 Steps for Asking for Law School Letters of...
Follow these six steps when asking for law school letters of recommendation.
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.
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 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.
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).
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.
Three Ways Law Students Waste Time Preparing...
Here are the top three ways law students waste their time while preparing for class.
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.
Five Top Ways Law Students Waste Time
Don’t let yourself make these time-wasting mistakes when you are in law school.
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.
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.
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 Best Law Movies of the 1990s
The 1990s were a big decade for the law movies in Hollywood. Here are 10 of the best.
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.
Talking LSAT Prep with Steve Schwartz
Interview about LSAT prep with professional LSAT tutor, Steve Schwartz.
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! 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.
University of Arizona Law School
The University of Arizona Law School in Tuscon offers a great legal education at a relatively good price.
What Do You Do When You Are Called on in a Law...
At some point in law school you will be called on in class to answer questions on a case you read. This is known as the Socratic Method.
The LSAT Blog Three-Month LSAT Prep Study...
My review of Steve Schwartz's Three-Month LSAT Prep Schedule.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Should You Join a Study Group?
To join or not to join a study group? The following information will help you decide.
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.
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.
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 Minimize Law School Loans: Part I
Five ways you can minimize your law school loans.
Writing Judicial Clerkship Cover Letters
Five tips for writing judicial clerkship cover letters.
Definition of LSAC
Definition of LSAC, Law School Admissions Council.
Florida State Law School
Profile of Florida State Law School, located in Tallahassee.
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.
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.
What to Wear for OCI
If you're wondering what to wear for OCI, on-campus interviewing, look no further.
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.
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.
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 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.
Jagged Rocks of Wisdom: Professional Advice for...
Law firm partner offers excellent advice to the new attorney in his book Jagged Rocks of Wisdom.

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