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Law School: Most Popular Articles

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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.
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.
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.
T14 Law Schools
Information about the so-called T14 law schools, the top law schools the country.
How to Get Into Law School
Here's a step by step guide on how you can get into law school.
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.
What Is Moot Court? Why Should Law Students...
All about moot court: what it is and why you should join.
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.
Looking for law school books? Save money with...
Shopping online can be a great way to save money on law books; here are 24 places to look.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is law school the right choice for you? Ask...
Three questions you should ask yourself when deciding whether or not to go to 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.
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.
LSAT Prep - LSAT Prep in Three Steps
Are you taking the LSAT? Here is your LSAT prep in three easy steps.
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.
Should You Attend an Unaccredited Law School in...
If you are considering attending an unaccredited law school, do you think it is for you?
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.
What Is a Case Brief for Law Students?
A law student case brief is very different from a brief by an attorney. Find out more about the types of case briefs you will encounter in 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.
Are you looking for a new laptop for school?
Some things you should consider before you buy a laptop for 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.
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.
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 Take the LSAT: 6 Things to Do Day Of
What you should be doing the day of the LSAT.
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 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.
20 Common OCI Interview Questions
Are you ready for your OCI appointments? Check out these 20 common OCI interview questions first.
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.
Before You Take the LSAT: 6 Things to Do the...
Six things you should do the day before the LSAT.
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.
FAQ on Judicial Clerkships
Answers to frequently asked questions about the judicial clerkship.
LSAT Sample Questions - 10 Places to Find LSAT...
If you want to do well on the LSAT, you should do plenty of LSAT sample questions.
Law School Prep - Timeline for Law School Prep...
The sooner you start to think about law school, the better. Use this law school prep timeline to follow as you make your way through undergrad.
So You Want to Go to Harvard? Learn more:
Profile of Harvard Law School, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of five Ivy League law schools.
Top Tier Law Schools
Generally top tier law schools are those ranked in the top 100 of the U.S. News & World Report rankings;
Law School Supplies - Checklist of Law School...
A checklist of the law school supplies you'll need for when classes start.
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.
Retaking the LSAT (What to Consider First)
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.
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.
Law School Competition - Is Law School...
Find out whether law school competition is really as cut throat as its reputation.
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.
Bargain Law Schools That Don't Break The Bank
You can get a great legal education at a fraction of the cost at these 10 bargain 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 - Differences Between Law School and...
Are you heading to law school? Don't be surprised when you get there. Law school is very different from undergrad in at least three major ways.
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?
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 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.
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?
How to Become a Lawyer
Read on to find out the basic steps you need to take in order to become a lawyer.
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.
Tips for landing the law school of your dreams
If you plan on going to law school, start here for the basics.
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.
Want to go to law school part-time? Try one of...
Are you looking for a part-time​ law school program? Start your search with these top part-time programs.
Yale Law - Profile of Yale Law School
Profile of Yale Law School, located in New Haven, Connecticut and one of five Ivy League law schools.
Information About Part-Time Law School Programs
Part-time law school programs are increasingly popular, and here you'll find all you need to know about attending law school part time.
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.
Which States Have the Most Difficult Bar Exams?
Are you planning on practicing law in these states? Then you will need to be prepared for the bar exam.
6 Subjects to Avoid in Your Personal Statement
A great personal statement will avoid discussing the follow six taboo subjects.
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.
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.
Use these apps to keep you organized in law...
Do you want to use your smartphone or tablet to stay organized in law school. Start with these organization apps.
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.”
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 Things You Must Do to Transfer Law Schools
If you are thinking about transferring law school, there are important things you need to consider. After all getting into one school is tough.
Do You Have to Go to Office Hours?
Some students would go the entire semester without visiting a professor. Is this a good idea?
Top 10 Online Law School Resources
A list of the top 10 online law school resources for aspiring law students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Georgetown Law Center
Georgetown Law Center is located in Washington D.C. and is one of the most respected law schools in the country.
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.
What is IRAC and why it's important
What is IRAC? Everything you need to know about this acronym.
What Happens In A Law School Class?
If you are a 1L (or are getting ready to become a 1L), it is likely that you have wondered what your first days of law school class will be like.
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.
Stanford Law School
Profile of Stanford Law School, one of the country's top law schools, located in Palo Alto, California.
When to Write a Law School Application 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.
Definition of Juris Doctor
Definition of Juris Doctor (JD) degree, the difference between a J.D. and an LL.M degree and details about bar admission.
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.
6 Tips for a Successful First Year of Law School
Are you starting law school in the fall? Here are five tips for how to survive 1L, the infamous first year of law school.
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.
Can You Become a Lawyer Without Going to Law...
Some people have the dream of becoming an attorney, but they do not want to endure years of law school.
What Is a Legal Clinic?
A legal clinic is a great opportunity for law students to gain practical legal experience.
How to Use Law School Career Services
Let’s look at how you should use your law school’s Career Services office.
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.
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.
Columbia Law - Profile of Columbia Law School
Profile of New York City's Columbia Law School, one of five Ivy League law schools.
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.
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.
LSAT Scores at Top Law Schools
Check out this list of LSAT scores at top law schools to see where your scores fit in.
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.
What is the LSAT?
What is the LSAT? The definition of LSAT, the law school admission test.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Best Podcasts for Law Students
Podcasts can be a great way to get information and give your very tired eyes a break from reading online.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thinking about law school in England?
Studying law in England sounds exciting, but there are a few things you need to know before you cross the pond.
How Do I Study for the California Bar...
If you opt out of the full-length California bar exam, you can take the California Bar Attorneys' Examination. How do you prepare for the test?
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.
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.
How to Align Your LSAT Score with the Right Law...
Many students wonder if they should chose their ideal schools before taking the LSAT, and how the test will affect their chances of obtaining a scholarship
What to Expect from Law School Orientation
Here are some common things you might experience as part of your law school orientation.
Cornell Law School
Profile of Cornell Law School, located in upstate New York 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.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Law School's...
Are you trying to decide whether to take your school's bar exam prep course? Here are some things you need to know.
Northwestern Law School
Northwestern Law School is located in the heart of Chicago and is one of the best law schools in the country.
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.
Want to start your second semester right?...
Do you want to get a great start to the second semester? Follow our tips for success.
Do You Need To Be Pre-Law to Apply to Law School?
If you are thinking of applying to law school, you might ask yourself whether your undergraduate degree will actually help you be successful (and even help you get in).
Do you want to study Corporate Law? Check out...
Are you looking to get into Corporate Law? If so, these are the best schools to learn.
Three Ways Law Students Waste Time Preparing...
Here are the top three ways law students waste their time while preparing for class.
7 Steps to Asking For Law School Recommendations
Follow these seven steps when asking for law school letters of recommendation.
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.
Want to study international law? These schools...
Do you want to study International Law? These schools would be a great start!
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.
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.
Penn Law School
Profile of Penn Law School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and one of five Ivy League law schools.
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.
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.
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.
What Not to Do During the Bar Exam
You usually hear about what to do during the bar exam, now here is what not to do.
The Best Movies to Watch When Starting Law School
Let’s look at some of my favorite legally-themed movies, which are a great thing to watch when you’re stressed in law school and need a study break.
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)!
All About the LL.M
Are you looking to obtain an LL.M degree? Find out the best schools and everything you need to know about this international degree.
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.
What is the California Bar Attorneys' Exam?
If you are admitted to practice law in another state and have been in active status and in good standing, you may elect to take the Attorneys' Examination.
Best Law Schools for Criminal Justice Law
Are you looking to become a criminal justice lawyer? You may want to apply to one of these law programs.
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.
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.
Law Schools - Lingo in Law Schools
Law schools have their own lingo; here's your quick guide.
Wait, What? The California Bar Exam Is Going to...
Starting in July 2017, the bar exam will include one day of essays and one day of the MBE (like most of the country).
How to Budget and Prepare for Debt During Law...
Here are a few ways to control spending and budget well when you’re not in repayment mode.
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.
Nontraditional Law Student - Preparing for Law...
How should a nontraditional law student prepare for law school? Find out here.
How to Exercise Internet Self-Control When...
Focusing, even for just one hour, can really help you get the most out of your study time as well as work more efficiently
Top Mistakes on the Bar Exam Performance
Here are the top four mistakes students make when preparing for the performance exam.
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.
Law School Profile: Lewis and Clark Law School
Lewis and Clark, a small private law school near Portland, Oregon is known for its Environmental Law program.

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