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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.
7 Steps to Writing a Case Brief
All you need to know about writing a law school case brief.
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.
What Happens When You Don't Get Enough Sleep in...
Lack of sleep can cause major issues in your health, especially if you are in law school. Find out why sleep is so important!
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.
Before You Take the LSAT: 6 Things to Do the...
Six things you should do the day before the LSAT.
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.
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 Do LSAT Prep in Three Steps
LSAT prep in three easy steps. 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.
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.
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.
Before You Take the LSAT: 6 Things to Do Day Of
What you should be doing the day of the LSAT.
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.
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 Save Money on Clothes in Law School
Law school is expensive! Don't spend a lot on clothes while you are there! Use our tips to save money on clothing in 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Harvard Law School
Profile of Harvard Law School, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of five Ivy League law schools.
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?
Is Going to Law School a Good Idea?
Three questions you should ask yourself when deciding whether or not to go to law school.
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 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.
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 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.
Timeline: Law School Prep Through Undergrad
A law school prep timeline to follow as you make your way through undergrad.
20 Common OCI Interview Questions
Are you ready for your OCI appointments? Check out these 20 common OCI interview questions first.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 Prepare for Law School Midterms
Now that you know why you should be looking forward to midterms, here are some handy tips for preparing adequately for your law school midterms.
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.
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 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.
Should You Attend an Unaccredited Law School in...
If you are considering attending an unaccredited law school, do you think it is for you?
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.
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.
A Checklist of Law School Supplies
A checklist of the law school supplies you'll need for when classes start.
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.
6 Subjects to Avoid in Your Personal Statement
A great personal statement will avoid discussing the follow six taboo subjects.
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.
How to Become a Lawyer
Read on to find out the basic steps you need to take in order to become a lawyer.
FAQ on Judicial Clerkships
Answers to frequently asked questions about the judicial clerkship.
Can Studying Early Help You Pass the Bar Exam?
Every student is different. Find out if studying early for the bar exam is the right strategy for you.
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.
Before You Buy a Laptop for Law School
Some things you should consider before you buy a laptop for law school.
Is Law School Competition Really Cut-Throat?
Find out whether law school competition is really as cut throat as its reputation.
How to Write a Law School Outline
Read on for tips on the proper format and compilation of a law school outline.
How to Make Time to Exercise in Law School
Here are a few ways to exercise and survive law school at the same time.
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.
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 to Use Law School Career Services
Let’s look at how you should use your law school’s Career Services office.
Do you need to have work experience to apply to...
Do you need experience to apply for law school? You may be surprised! Even if you don't have experience, you can get some with these tips.
Yale Law School
Profile of Yale Law School, located in New Haven, Connecticut and one of five Ivy League law schools.
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.
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)!
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.
What is the LSAT?
What is the LSAT? The definition of LSAT, the law school admission test.
How to Survive 1L
Here are five tips for how to survive 1L, the infamous first year of law school.
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 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.
7 Steps to Asking For Law School Recommendations
Follow these seven steps when asking for law school letters of recommendation.
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.
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.
The Best Study Techniques for Your Learning Style
Whether you’re a visual, auditory of kinesthetic learner, try a few of the study tips to see which works best for you.
LSAT Scores at Top Law Schools
Check out this list of LSAT scores at top law schools to see where your scores fit in.
Learn how academic support can help you in law...
Everything you need to know about Academic Support in Law School from what they can help you with to why you want to use it.
What Is a Legal Clinic?
A legal clinic is a great opportunity for law students to gain practical legal experience.
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.
How to Study for the MPRE
Keeping these tips in mind will help you be successful on the MPRE!
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.
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.
What is IRAC and why it's important
What is IRAC? Everything you need to know about this acronym.
Cornell Law School
Profile of Cornell Law School, located in upstate New York and one of five Ivy League law schools.
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.
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.
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 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.
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?
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.
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.
Food is Fuel in Law School
Here are a few reasons why it’s critical to make time to eat in law school.
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.
Top 10 Online Law School Resources
A list of the top 10 online law school resources for aspiring law students.
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.”
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.
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).
Three Ways Law Students Waste Time Preparing...
Here are the top three ways law students waste their time while preparing for class.
Preparing for Law School as a Nontraditional...
How should a nontraditional law student prepare for law school? Find out here.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
BarMax: California Edition Bar Review Application
My review of the BarMax Bar Review iPhone/iPod Touch application.
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.
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.
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.
Penn Law School
Profile of Penn Law School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and one of five Ivy League law schools.
Do You Have to Go to Office Hours?
Some students would go the entire semester without visiting a professor. Is this a good idea?
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Columbia Law School
Profile of New York City's Columbia Law School, one of five Ivy League law schools.
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
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 to Maintain a Healthy Work-Life Balance in...
Here's a look at how to maintain a healthy work-life balance in law school.
Get in the Right Mindset for Learning in Law...
Here are a few lessons about learning that I think are incredibly important to keep in mind when you are starting law school.
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.
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.
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.
Northwestern Law School
Northwestern Law School is located in the heart of Chicago and is one of the best law schools in the country.
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.
Duke Law School
Duke Law School, located in Durham, NC, is always ranked as one of the best in the country.
Stanford Law School
Profile of Stanford Law School, one of the country's top law schools, located in Palo Alto, California.
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.
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.
Can Flash Cards Help You Study for Law School...
When it comes to studying for your law school exams, flash cards are not always the best way to study. Here are some warnings when using flash cards in law school.
Talking LSAT Prep with Steve Schwartz
Interview about LSAT prep with professional LSAT tutor, Steve Schwartz.
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.
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.
Definition of LSDAS
Definition of LSDAS, Law School Data Assembly Service.
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.
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.
5 Easy Ways to Increase Productivity in Law...
Five easy ways to increase productivity in law school.
Learning the Lingo in Law Schools
Law schools have their own lingo; here's your quick guide.
How to Talk To Your Professor About Your Past...
No matter what the outcome of your final grades, good or bad, it is a wise idea to go get feedback on your past exams.
Top Mistakes on the Bar Exam Performance
Here are the top four mistakes students make when preparing for the performance exam.
Get Feedback on Your Past Law School Exams
Here are some tips for you to get the most out of the process of reviewing your exam answers.

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