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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.
Plenty of Great Lawyers Have Failed the #BarExam
After getting bad news about the bar exam, many people start to question whether or not they are going to be a good lawyer.
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.
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 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.
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.
Timeline: Law School Prep Through Undergrad
A law school prep timeline to follow as you make your way through undergrad.
Is Going to Law School a Good Idea?
Three questions you should ask yourself when deciding whether or not to go to law school.
Nine Holiday Gift Ideas for Your #LawStudent
Do you have a loved one or friend that is a law student? You might be wondering what to get them for the holidays? No worries! I have some suggestions for what you can get your beloved law student these holidays.
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.
The Differences Between Law School and Undergrad
Law school is very different from undergrad in at least three major ways.
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.
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.
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 Do LSAT Prep in Three Steps
LSAT prep in three easy steps. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
15 Bargain Law Schools
You can get a great legal education at a fraction of the cost at these 15 bargain law schools.
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.
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.
6 Steps for Asking for Law School Letters of...
Follow these six steps when asking for law school letters of recommendation.
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.
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.
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.
Before You Buy a Laptop for Law School
Some things you should consider before you buy a laptop for law school.
6 Subjects to Avoid in Your Personal Statement
A great personal statement will avoid discussing the follow six taboo subjects.
How to Become a Lawyer
Read on to find out the basic steps you need to take in order to become a lawyer.
A Checklist of Law School Supplies
A checklist of the law school supplies you'll need for when classes start.
Harvard Law School
Profile of Harvard Law School, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of five Ivy League law schools.
Yale Law School
Profile of Yale Law School, located in New Haven, Connecticut and one of five Ivy League law schools.
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.
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.
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 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.
Is Law School Competition Really Cut-Throat?
Find out whether law school competition is really as cut throat as its reputation.
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.
LSAT
Definition of LSAT, Law Schoool Admissions Test.
Summer Law School Reading List for 1Ls
List of suggested law school reading for the summer before you begin your first year.
FAQ on Judicial Clerkships
Answers to frequently asked questions about the judicial clerkship.
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.
Six Gift Ideas for Your #BarExam Studier this...
Are you or your loved one studying for the next bar exam coming up in February? If so, you may want to consider sharing this list of great gifts for the bar exam studier this holiday season.
Top 10 Online Law School Resources
A list of the top 10 online law school resources for aspiring law students.
Choose the Right California Law School for You
A list of every ABA-approved California law school with links to individual profiles.
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.
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.
LSAT Scores at Top Law Schools
Check out this list of LSAT scores at top law schools to see where your scores fit in.
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.
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.
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.
What Is a Legal Clinic?
A legal clinic is a great opportunity for law students to gain practical legal experience.
BarMax: California Edition Bar Review Application
My review of the BarMax Bar Review iPhone/iPod Touch application.
Columbia Law School
Profile of New York City's Columbia Law School, one of five Ivy League law schools.
University of Arizona Law School
The University of Arizona Law School in Tuscon offers a great legal education at a relatively good price.
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 Become a Lawyer as an Online Law School...
Learn how you can become a lawyer as the graduate of an online law school.
Definition of Juris Doctor
Definition of Juris Doctor (JD) degree.
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.
Penn Law School
Profile of Penn Law School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and one of five Ivy League law schools.
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.
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.
Cornell Law School
Profile of Cornell Law School, located in upstate New York and one of five Ivy League law schools.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Preparing for Law School as a Nontraditional...
How should a nontraditional law student prepare for law school? Find out here.
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 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.
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.
Learning the Lingo in Law Schools
Law schools have their own lingo; here's your quick guide.
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.
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.
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.
Before You Write Your Law School Resume:...
Before you write your law school resume, you should brainstorm answers to these six questions first.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
20 Common OCI Interview Questions
Are you ready for your OCI appointments? Check out these 20 common OCI interview questions first.
What Is IRAC?
Read more about what this unique law school acronym means.
You Failed the Bar Exam. Should You Re-Take the...
As folks around the country are gearing up to study for the bar exam again, many are considering what preparation plan is going to work for them.
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.
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.
5 Ways to Re-Group After a #Barexam Failure
If you got disappointing news after the last bar exam, it is important that you re-group and decide how you are going to approach this exam the next time.
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.
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.
Northwestern Law School
Northwestern Law School is located in the heart of Chicago and is one of the best law schools in the country.
California Western Law School
California Western Law School is the oldest law school in San Diego.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Georgia State Law School
Profile of Georgia State Law School, located in Atlanta, Georgia.
George Mason Law School
George Mason Law School in Arlington, Virginia offers a solid legal education at a great prices, especially for in-state students.
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.
Top Mistakes on the Bar Exam Performance
Here are the top four mistakes students make when preparing for the performance exam.
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.
Texas Tech Law School
Located in Lubbock, Texas Tech Law School offers a great deal on a solid legal education.
Stanford Law School
Profile of Stanford Law School, one of the country's top law schools, located in Palo Alto, California.
How Do You Pick a Bar Review Provider?
Picking a bar review provider is incredibly important. It can be the difference between passing and failing. But many people just pick one provider because that is what everyone else is doing.
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.
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 to Select a Bar Review Provider after a...
If you got bad bar exam news, you might be scratching your head wondering how you can select the best support for you.
The LSAT Blog Three-Month LSAT Prep Study...
My review of Steve Schwartz's Three-Month LSAT Prep Schedule.
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.
Which D.C. Law School Is For You?
A list of the seven ABA-accredited in Washington D.C.
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.
CUNY Law School
CUNY Law School is known for its strong commitment to public service.
Talking LSAT Prep with Steve Schwartz
Interview about LSAT prep with professional LSAT tutor, Steve Schwartz.
Should You Join a Study Group?
To join or not to join a study group? The following information will help you decide.
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.
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
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.
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.
Definition of LSDAS
Definition of LSDAS, Law School Data Assembly Service.
Are "Why X" Law School Statements Worth the...
How to decide whether to write Why X law school statements.
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.
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 Prepare for Law School by Setting Up...
How to set up your living space in order to prepare for law school.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
Duke Law School
Duke Law School, located in Durham, NC, is always ranked as one of the best in the country.
Five Tips for a Super Law School Outline
This is the time of year that law students are starting to outline for their classes. Here are five tips for creating super law school outlines.
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.
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.
FastCase iPhone App for Legal Research
My review of the FastCase legal research iPhone/iPod Touch application.
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.
Florida State Law School
Profile of Florida State Law School, located in Tallahassee.
Boston College Law School
Boston College Law School has a friendly, noncompetitive atmosphere, especially for one of the country's most well-respected schools.
Touro Law Center
Touro Law Center has a great location on suburban Long Island, surrounded by several federal and state courthouses.
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.
Learn from Others When Taking the #BarExam Again
Taking the bar exam after a failure is terribly difficult. You are disappointed, frustrated and angry. That is totally understandable. When you are trying to figure out what to do differently and how to regroup, it can be helpful to hear others' stories of how they overcame the realities of failing.
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