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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
T14 Law Schools
Information about the so-called T14 law schools, the top law schools the country.
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.
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.
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.
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 to Get Into Law School
Here's a step by step guide on how you can get into 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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Become a Lawyer
Read on to find out the basic steps you need to take in order to become a lawyer.
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.
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.
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.
Before You Buy a Laptop for Law School
Some things you should consider before you buy a laptop for law school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top Tier Law Schools
Generally top tier law schools are those ranked in the top 100 of the U.S. News & World Report rankings;
How to Survive 1L
Here are five tips for how to survive 1L, the infamous first year of law school.
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).
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.
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.
Summer Law School Reading List for 1Ls
List of suggested law school reading for the summer before you begin your first year.
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.
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.
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.
Top 10 Online Law School Resources
A list of the top 10 online law school resources for aspiring law students.
Definition of Juris Doctor
Definition of Juris Doctor (JD) degree.
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 Subjects to Avoid in Your Personal Statement
A great personal statement will avoid discussing the follow six taboo subjects.
Is Law School Competition Really Cut-Throat?
Find out whether law school competition is really as cut throat as its reputation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Checklist of Law School Supplies
A checklist of the law school supplies you'll need for when classes start.
FAQ on Judicial Clerkships
Answers to frequently asked questions about the judicial clerkship.
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.
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.
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.
20 Common OCI Interview Questions
Are you ready for your OCI appointments? Check out these 20 common OCI interview questions first.
What Is a Legal Clinic?
A legal clinic is a great opportunity for law students to gain practical legal experience.
15 Bargain Law Schools
You can get a great legal education at a fraction of the cost at these 15 bargain law schools.
LSAT
Definition of LSAT, Law Schoool Admissions Test.
How You Can Start Studying Today for Final...
If you wait until the end of the semester to start focusing on your final exams, it is likely too late (and your grades might reflect that)!
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.
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 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 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.
Choose the Right California Law School for You
A list of every ABA-approved California law school with links to individual profiles.
6 Steps for Asking for Law School Letters of...
Follow these six steps when asking for law school letters of recommendation.
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.
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.
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.
What Is IRAC?
Read more about what this unique law school acronym means.
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?
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.
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 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.
Stanford Law School
Profile of Stanford Law School, one of the country's top law schools, located in Palo Alto, California.
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.
Writing Judicial Clerkship Cover Letters
Five tips for writing judicial clerkship cover letters.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
LSAT Scores at Top Law Schools
Check out this list of LSAT scores at top law schools to see where your scores fit in.
Columbia Law School
Profile of New York City's Columbia Law School, one of five Ivy League law schools.
Northwestern Law School
Northwestern Law School is located in the heart of Chicago and is one of the best law schools in the country.
Can White Noise Help You Get Better Grades in...
What is white noise and how can it help improve memorization and lead to better grades in law school?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Duke Law School
Duke Law School, located in Durham, NC, is always ranked as one of the best in the country.
Talking LSAT Prep with Steve Schwartz
Interview about LSAT prep with professional LSAT tutor, Steve Schwartz.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BarMax: California Edition Bar Review Application
My review of the BarMax Bar Review iPhone/iPod Touch application.
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.
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.”
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Should You Talk About in Office Hours?
What can you do to make sure the meeting is productive and goes well?
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.
Three Ways Law Students Waste Time Preparing...
Here are the top three ways law students waste their time while preparing for class.
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.
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.
California Western Law School
California Western Law School is the oldest law school in San Diego.
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.
Preparing for Law School as a Nontraditional...
How should a nontraditional law student prepare for law school? Find out here.
Talking Bar Exam Prep with Steve Liosi
Interview about bar exam prep with Program Director of BARPERFECT.com, Steve Liosi.
How to Use Law School Career Services
Let’s look at how you should use your law school’s Career Services office.
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 Write a Law School Outline
Read on for tips on the proper format and compilation of a law school outline.
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.
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.
Touro Law Center
Touro Law Center has a great location on suburban Long Island, surrounded by several federal and state courthouses.
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.
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.
Cornell Law School
Profile of Cornell Law School, located in upstate New York and one of five Ivy League law schools.
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.
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.
How to Overcome Bad First Semester Grades in...
Before you get too knee-deep in your second semester studies, let’s look at a few ways to over come the bad grades and move on to performing well during your second semester.
Cardozo Law School
Cardozo Law School, formally the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University, provides a great location in Greenwich Village, NYC and excellent employment prospects in the heart of the legal capital of the world.
How to Minimize Law School Loans: Part I
Five ways you can minimize your law school loans.
You Got Good Grades, But Don’t Get Lazy!
Just because you got great grades your first semester, you aren’t guaranteed those grades next semester.
Texas Tech Law School
Located in Lubbock, Texas Tech Law School offers a great deal on a solid legal education.
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.
Definition of LLM
Definition of LLM, LLM, Master of Laws, Master of Laws degree
Tips for Writing "Why X" Law School Statements
When given the option of submitting "Why X" law school statements , applicants should usually do so.
Suffolk Law School
Suffolk Law is one of the oldest law schools in New England.
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.
Definition of LSAC
Definition of LSAC, Law School Admissions Council.
Starting Law School This Fall?
If you have made the decision to attend law school this fall, you may be wondering what you should be doing this summer. Don't worry, we have some tips for you.
How To Prepare for Law School by Setting Up...
How to set up your living space in order to prepare for law school.
Boston College Law School
Boston College Law School has a friendly, noncompetitive atmosphere, especially for one of the country's most well-respected schools.
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.
Pepperdine Law School
Pepperdine Law School in Malibu, California is well-known for its outstanding dispute resolution program and beautiful campus and location.
Learning the Lingo in Law Schools
Law schools have their own lingo; here's your quick guide.
CUNY Law School
CUNY Law School is known for its strong commitment to public service.
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.
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.

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