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Would Law School Be Good for Me?

Posted on September 14, 2008
I recently had a conversation with someone who was wondering about attending law school, but had some questions and concerns. Others might have similar questions and concerns, so I have paraphrased the person?s questions and answered them here. POTENTIAL LAW STUDENT: If I describe myself to you, could you help me decide whether law school [...

5 Blogs for Law Students

Posted on September 09, 2008
This article was submitted by a guest author, listed at the end of this article. It?s that time of year again?back to school. Soon, you?ll be up to your nose in coursework, with little or no time for yourself, not to mention the lack of time and money that comes along with your quest for the [...

A Law Student?s Blog Success Story

Posted on August 26, 2008
How does a law student blogger create two of the most popular blogs on the internet? Even though there are blogs on every topic under the sun, relatively few law school blogs exist. Of the law school blogs available, only a handful have the high quality and popularity of Frugal Law Student...

Lessons from a 1L Survivor

Posted on August 19, 2008
Whenever I find a law student’s blog with interesting observations about law school, I like to highlight the observations and let other law students know about the blog. Today’s blog is from a 2L who was formerly a law student in New Orleans until a certain hurricane chased him out...

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Tips and Resources to be a Happy, Successful Law Student

Posted on August 12, 2008
A good list of tips or advice for law students is hard to find, even on the internet. Job Profiles published this list of 100 Tips and Resources to be a Happy, Successful Lawyer. These tips and resources are a great, especially for some easy summer reading before law school starts again for the school [...

Law School Admission with Low LSAC Score

Posted on August 03, 2008
Someone recently asked me about how to get admitted into law school with an LSAC score of 148.  The student was an adult in his 40s with strong credentials, but he was concerned about his LSAT score, which is near the low end of scores that law schools will accept today...

Law Student?s Summer Plan

Posted on July 17, 2008
One law student writes, “What should I do in the summer to prepare for law school this fall?” In general, law students will want to Copyright © 2008 Law Student. This Feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this material in your news aggregator, the site you are looking at is [...

Law School Challenges, What are Yours?

Posted on May 19, 2008
As a law student, what is the most challenging aspect of law school for you? What makes life during law school difficult? Is it that you have no time, you have little money, the competition in law school is stressful, relationships are difficult during law school, attorney job hunting is competitive, or the constant criticism in [...

How to Do Legal Research at the Law Library

Posted on May 16, 2008
One of the secrets to success in law school is knowing where to find an answer, and find it quickly. Lawyers aren’t expected to know the answer to every legal question, but they are expected to know where to find the answers. Hours of legal research can be wasted if law students look in the wrong [...

How to Become Smarter

Posted on April 20, 2008
Law School success is all about intellectual ability. The question is, are you stuck with the intellectual ability you were born with or can you become smarter? The obvious answer is that you can become smarter. The more you learn, the more knowledge you can build upon...

Preparing for Law Practice While in Law School

Posted on April 16, 2008
If you want to practice as a solo attorney or in a small firm, there are ways you can prepare for your law practice while in law school. See How to Prepare for Solo Practice While in Law School. But maybe you want to work in a big firm. Want to make a ton of money [...

Supreme Court Admits Online Law School Graduates

Posted on April 14, 2008
Law.com reported that four online law school graduates were admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court this week. These law school graduates completed Concord Law School online. Copyright © 2008 Law Student. This Feed is for personal non-commercial use only...

Best Online Law Schools

Posted on April 08, 2008
Finding the best online law schools is difficult with all the misinformation on the web. We previously compared the options of attending a traditional law school vs. an online law school. Now let’s consider how to approach online law schools when deciding which one is best for you...

Interview with Concord Law School Graduate

Posted on February 13, 2008
The following is an interview I had with a graduate of Concord Law School, which is an online law school now affiliated with Kaplan University. I have broken the interview into sections so you can jump to the section that interests you most. Copyright © 2008 Law Student...

Is Law a Business or Profession?

Posted on January 25, 2008
Is law a profession or a business? This remains an ongoing debate, and raises questions about whether law school shoulds teach the business side of law. But first, let’s examine the profession vs. business arguments. Advertisement: NEED a Student Credit Card? CLICK HERE...

Frugal Law Student Wins Law School Blog Contest

Posted on January 21, 2008
The Frugal Law Student blog won the Law School division of the ABA’s blog contest, “Top 100 law blogs in the country.” But the contest was not without drama. Copyright © 2008 Law Student. This Feed is for personal non-commercial use only...

Student Loan Consolidation

Posted on January 18, 2008
Student loan consolidation has always been confusing for me. So I sat down with my law school student loan coordinator recently to find out the benefits of consolidating student loans, the disadvantages, and other things to know before consolidating student loans...

Law School Graduate Auctions His Law Degree

Posted on January 15, 2008
David J. Wold, a law school graduate from the DePaul University College of Law has tried, unsuccessfully, to auction off his law degree on eBay. The auction ended January 10, 2008 without anyone bidding. The bidding started at $100,000. (See the eBay listing, available for a few weeks)...

Concord Online Law School

Posted on January 09, 2008
Is Concord Law School a good law school? Is Concord Law School a good option among online law schools? Is Concord Law School approved/accredited by the ABA? These questions and more are answered here. Copyright © 2008 Law Student. This Feed is for personal non-commercial use only...

Online Law Schools: Benefits and Disadvantages

Posted on January 04, 2008
There is a growing interest in online law schools, so I’m going to write some articles to guide people considering attending a correspondence law school online. Fortunately, law school today provides a number of options. Copyright © 2008 Law Student...

Law Schools & Law Students in the News

Posted on December 19, 2007
The holidays are almost here! Many of you are already done with finals. It’s time to relax, sit back, and enjoy the break. You’ve worked hard; you earned it. Brain-Free Reading As you kick into relaxation mode, here are some news stories that don’t require any thinking...

Add the Chewbacca Defense to Your Courtroom Arsenal

Posted on December 09, 2007
Who says you can’t learn anything of value from SouthPark? Besides, during finals, a little distraction is necessary for sanity. In that vein, you may enjoy this video demonstrating a cutting-edge trial tactic. Copyright © 2008 Law Student...

Law School Exam Preparation

Posted on November 30, 2007
Law school exams are upon us. It’s time to make an exam schedule, do some law school practice exams, make your outlines, and possibly review other law outlines. You may also be interested in these law school exam tips previously published on Law Student, and in particular, this list of law school exam tips...

Best Law Student Blogs Contest

Posted on November 28, 2007
The ABA Journal is taking votes on which law blog is the best in the country. Part of the contest includes law student blogs. The fact that Law Student wasn’t named in the contest continues to shock law students around the globe. This fact also raises questions about the credibility of the entire contest...

Most Law Graduates Dissappointed: Few Jobs, Low Salaries, High Stress

Posted on November 23, 2007
There seems to be a growing problem among law school graduates and new attorneys. They can’t find jobs, the jobs they find don’t pay enough to repay law school loans, and the jobs require unhealthy amounts of hours doing the type of work that many lawyers find unsatisfying, or worse...

18 Year Old Passes California Bar Exam

Posted on November 20, 2007
Here is a fun news tidbit. Kathleen Holtz is 18 years old and passed the California Bar Exam, according to the Wall Street Journal. Holtz started college at California State University, Los Angeles, when she was only 10 years old. At age 15, she Copyright © 2008 Law Student...

48 Ways To Get a Law Job

Posted on November 19, 2007
Legal Andrew presents 48 practical tips to find the perfect job. The article isn’t focused on law jobs per se, but Legal Andrew’s advice is still very useful for law students and the aspiring lawyer. For more help finding a job as a law student or lawyer, visit the Law Student Jobs section of this site...

How to Buy Law School Books Cheap

Posted on November 10, 2007
You want to save money buying law school books? I’ve searched the internet and talked to countless friends to find the best ways to buy law school books for cheap without compromising value. Here is what I found. Copyright © 2008 Law Student...

Two Great Law Student Blogs

Posted on November 07, 2007
A while back, I asked why some law students decided to start a blog.* Two law students posted excellent answers to the question. Part-time Law Mom wrote her answer here. She explained: I had spent months combing law student blogs trying to find blogs by part-time law student mothers with kids...

How to Cheat in Law School

Posted on October 24, 2007
I’m considering posting a list of ways to cheat in law school, and would appreciate your feedback on whether this would be a good idea. During law school, you often hear rumors about cheating. It’s only natural to think about how law students cheat...

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