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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.
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.
What Is Moot Court?
All about moot court: what it is and why you should join.
How to Get Into Law School
Here's a step by step guide on how you can get into law school.
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.
How To Do LSAT Prep in Three Steps
LSAT prep in three easy steps. 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.
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.
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.
The Differences Between Law School and Undergrad
Law school is very different from undergrad in at least three major ways.
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.
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 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Study for a Law School Exam
In most instances, your grade in a course will depend entirely on one exam, but these following five steps will help you ace any law school test.
6 Subjects to Avoid in Your Personal Statement
A great personal statement will avoid discussing the follow six taboo subjects.
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.
How to Survive 1L
Here are five tips for how to survive 1L, the infamous first year of law school.
6 Steps for Asking for Law School Letters of...
Follow these six steps when asking for law school letters of recommendation.
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.
Before You Buy a Laptop for Law School
Some things you should consider before you buy a laptop for law school.
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.
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.
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.
How to Become a Lawyer
Read on to find out the basic steps you need to take in order to become a lawyer.
Summer Law School Reading List for 1Ls
List of suggested law school reading for the summer before you begin your first year.
Harvard Law School
Profile of Harvard Law School, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of five Ivy League law schools.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
15 Bargain Law Schools
You can get a great legal education at a fraction of the cost at these 15 bargain law schools.
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.
FAQ on Judicial Clerkships
Answers to frequently asked questions about the judicial clerkship.
Columbia Law School
Profile of New York City's Columbia Law School, one of five Ivy League law schools.
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.
A Checklist of Law School Supplies
A checklist of the law school supplies you'll need for when classes start.
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.
Is Law School Competition Really Cut-Throat?
Find out whether law school competition is really as cut throat as its reputation.
Top 10 Online Law School Resources
A list of the top 10 online law school resources for aspiring law students.
Yale Law School
Profile of Yale Law School, located in New Haven, Connecticut and one of five Ivy League law schools.
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 Write a Law School Outline
Read on for tips on the proper format and compilation of a law school outline.
Choose the Right California Law School for You
A list of every ABA-approved California law school with links to individual profiles.
LSAT Scores at Top Law Schools
Check out this list of LSAT scores at top law schools to see where your scores fit in.
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.
Preparing for Law School as a Nontraditional...
How should a nontraditional law student prepare for law school? Find out here.
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).
LSAT
Definition of LSAT, Law Schoool Admissions Test.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Top Part-Time Law School Programs
U.S. News and World Report ranked part-time law school programs for the first time in 2009; here are the current top programs, in detail.
How to Become a Lawyer as an Online Law School...
Learn how you can become a lawyer as the graduate of an online 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 Tier Law Schools
Generally top tier law schools are those ranked in the top 100 of the U.S. News & World Report rankings;
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.
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.
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.”
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.
What Is IRAC?
Read more about what this unique law school acronym means.
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.
Georgetown Law Center
Georgetown Law Center is located in Washington D.C. and is one of the most respected law schools in 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 a Legal Clinic?
A legal clinic is a great opportunity for law students to gain practical legal experience.
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.
BarMax: California Edition Bar Review Application
My review of the BarMax Bar Review iPhone/iPod Touch application.
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.
Duke Law School
Duke Law School, located in Durham, NC, is always ranked as one of the best in the country.
Penn Law School
Profile of Penn Law School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and one of five Ivy League law schools.
Top Mistakes on the Bar Exam Performance
Here are the top four mistakes students make when preparing for the performance exam.
Stanford Law School
Profile of Stanford Law School, one of the country's top law schools, located in Palo Alto, California.
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.
Cornell Law School
Profile of Cornell Law School, located in upstate New York and one of five Ivy League law schools.
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.
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.
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.
Learning the Lingo in Law Schools
Law schools have their own lingo; here's your quick guide.
Writing Judicial Clerkship Cover Letters
Five tips for writing judicial clerkship cover letters.
Talking LSAT Prep with Steve Schwartz
Interview about LSAT prep with professional LSAT tutor, Steve Schwartz.
BYU Law School
Learn more about BYU Law, a school owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and generally listed among the top 50 list of law schools
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 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.
Northwestern Law School
Northwestern Law School is located in the heart of Chicago and is one of the best law schools in the country.
Definition of Juris Doctor
Definition of Juris Doctor (JD) degree.
Yikes, You Failed the Bar Exam. Should You Take...
When you are frustrated about your bar exam results, is it a good idea to change locations and try to pass the exam in another state?
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.
Do I Need to Make My Own Law School Outlines?
Once law students understand the purpose of law school outlines, it is easier to allocate time to work on them as well as make useful outlines that actually help in the study process.
Before You Write Your Law School Resume:...
Before you write your law school resume, you should brainstorm answers to these six questions first.
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.
Temple Law School
Learn more about Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, PA from an alumni and law school expert.
Florida State Law School
Profile of Florida State Law School, located in Tallahassee.
Tips for Writing "Why X" Law School Statements
When given the option of submitting "Why X" law school statements , applicants should usually do so.
How To Prepare for Law School by Setting Up...
How to set up your living space in order to prepare for law school.
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.
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.
What 3Ls Should Do To Get Ready for the Bar Exam
If you are a 3L, you can do some things now to make your life easier come bar exam preparation time.
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.
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.
5 Easy Ways to Increase Productivity in Law...
Five easy ways to increase productivity in law school.
Definition of LSDAS
Definition of LSDAS, Law School Data Assembly Service.
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.
20 Common OCI Interview Questions
Are you ready for your OCI appointments? Check out these 20 common OCI interview questions first.
LSAT Prep Tips From Kaplan
Kaplan Test Prep's Pre-law Programs Director, Jeff Thomas, shares his best advice on LSAT prep for potential law students.
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.
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.
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).
Chapman University Law School
Chapman University Law School in Orange, California is well-known for its tax program.
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.
CUNY Law School
CUNY Law School is known for its strong commitment to public service.
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?
George Washington University Law School
George Washington Law School in Washington D.C. is highly respected, particularly in the specialty of intellectual property.
Georgia State Law School
Profile of Georgia State Law School, located in Atlanta, Georgia.
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.
Brooklyn Law School
With its great local reputation, Brooklyn Law School in the heart of New York City puts grads at a great advantage for positions in the metropolitan area.
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.
Law School Essays by Eric Owens and Staff of...
Law School Essays gives applicants a look at 62 personal statements by real law students as well as valuable advice from admissions officers.
Are "Why X" Law School Statements Worth the...
How to decide whether to write Why X law school statements.
Should You Join a Study Group?
To join or not to join a study group? The following information will help you decide.
Before You Take the LSAT: 6 Things to Do the...
Six things you should do the day before the LSAT.
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.
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.
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.
Boston Area Law Schools
If you've decided to apply to schools in Boston area, this list contains each Boston area law school; profiles will be linked as they're published.
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.
The LSAT Blog Three-Month LSAT Prep Study...
My review of Steve Schwartz's Three-Month LSAT Prep Schedule.
The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an...
Book review of The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert by Ann K. Levine, Esq.
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.
The Insider's Guide to Getting a Big Firm Job...
If you want a job in a big law firm, be sure to check out my review of The Insider's Guide to Getting a Big Firm Job by Erika Finn and Jessica Olmon.
Five Ways Parents Can Support Their Law Student
Here are some handy things to keep in mind to help your son or daughter make the most of his or her law school experience.
Texas Tech Law School
Located in Lubbock, Texas Tech Law School offers a great deal on a solid legal education.
Talking Bar Exam Prep with Steve Liosi
Interview about bar exam prep with Program Director of BARPERFECT.com, Steve Liosi.
Pace Law School
Located 10 miles north of New York City, Pace University Law School is noted for its environmental law program and clinical offerings.
Suffolk Law School
Suffolk Law is one of the oldest law schools in New England.
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