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Is Law School a Bad Idea?

Posted on December 22, 2009
Most people, including lawyers, believe that law school is an excellent investment in yourself, regardless of whether you eventually practice law or use your legal education in another career. Of course, you must balance the cost (time and money) of law school with the benefits...

Law School Personal Statement Tips

Posted on December 04, 2009
This is a great video providing tips to those who are applying to law school. The video covers the importance of a “personal statement,” which is an essay attached to a law school application and why law schools require a personal statement...

Law Student Gets Owned by a Judge

Posted on November 23, 2009
This video is purely for entertainment purposes, or perhaps, as a lesson in how NOT to treat a judge. Most law students know they should never interrupt a judge. It should be even more obvious that you don’t interrupt by saying, “That’s your opinion...

Law Student?s Volunteering Frees Inmate

Posted on November 10, 2009
Most law schools have opportunities for law students to work on actual legal matters. This “real legal work” may be through local nonprofit organizations, working with professors, or volunteering in pro bono legal agencies. Here is one example of how a law student’s work made a difference...

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What is Law School Like?

Posted on October 23, 2009
What is law school like for a law student? The law students in this video describe their experiences. Copyright © 2009 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 guilty of copyright infringement...

Clio Review ? Clio Law Firm Software Online

Posted on October 01, 2009
For years, law firm software has been overly complex, frustrating, time consuming, and difficult. Today, solo attorneys and small firms have better options. Non-law companies are offering software online, like Gmail and Zoho. And now, even law firm software is available online...

Finding Balance Before the Bar Exam

Posted on June 14, 2009
Leora Maccabee is one of many law school graduates preparing for the bar exam. She offers some good advice on finding balance in the chaos and stress leading up to the bar exam: Bar exam studies under way? Tips from someone in your shoes. For blogs written by students preparing for the bar exam (or who [...

Common Law School Exam Mistakes

Posted on May 15, 2009
The law school professor in this video presents the most common problems in law school exams. He provides a nice overview of exam mistakes and how to improve law school exam performance. This is a good refresher right before law school exams. Copyright © 2009 Law Student...

9 Tips for Summer Associates

Posted on May 08, 2009
Congratulations to law students who have a summer job at a law firm. Summer associate positions are offered by law firms to try out law students and determine if the law student would make a good lawyer in the firm. Summer associates often wonder if they should do something to “stand out” from the other summer [...

Bad Economy Causes Increased Interest in Law School

Posted on May 06, 2009
According to a survey by Kaplan, 40 percent of pre-law students say the current economic crisis is motivating their decision to apply to law school. Registration for free Kaplan LSAT practice exams spiked more than 20 percent as students and professionals explored law school as a safe haven option...

Before You Get There - Mastering the Law School Personal Statement

Posted on April 13, 2009
When it comes time to write your personal statement don't go crazy and try to be the next F. Scott Fitzgerald. Likely you will get no points for length or originality; it is content that matters. Trying to do something out of the box may only lead to admission representatives misinterpreting your meaning, and that's the last thing you would want to happen.

10 Tips from First Year Law Students - 1L Tips

Posted on April 10, 2009
Here are 10 tips from first year law students. The tips are based on the mistakes they made during their first year of law school and things they did that worked especially well. The tips are helpful, and some are a bit humorous. The video is less than 8 minutes long...

Is Law School Grading Arbitrary?

Posted on March 30, 2009
In this video, law professors discuss the challenges of grading. One law professor presents a disturbing viewpoint: law school grading is somewhat arbitrary because grading is so subjective. What do you think? I agree that law school grading is not precise—and some law school professors are worse than others...

Law School Gunners - How Not to Be a Gunner

Posted on March 20, 2009
If you’re in law school, you probably know what a “gunner” is. In short, it’s a person who frequently raises their hand to talk in class. Gunners seem like they just want to hear themselves talk. They seem to want to impress their classmates and the professor with their knowledge...

How to Build Your Law School Resume

Posted on March 10, 2009
This video explains tips for law students seeking to build their law school resume. Law firms and legal job employers often look beyond grades to determine whether a law student is the right fit for a job. The video goes beyond grades to discuss practical tips and creative ideas for building a strong law student [...

Day in the Life of a Law Student

Posted on January 15, 2009
Have you ever wondered what an average day is like for a law student? Check out this video. This law student created a four minute video showing a photo of him every thirty seconds throughout the day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRYC-ltezcM From my experience, this law student’s day is very similar to Copyright © 2009 Law Student...

Too Many Law Schools?

Posted on January 09, 2009
Law students and lawyers are increasingly concerned about the growing number of new law school graduates. Each year, law schools in the United States produce are more law students and more new attorneys seeking attorney jobs. But there may not be enough attorney jobs to handle to growth...

Use EtherPad to Take Notes with Friends During Class

Posted on November 24, 2008
A new website called EtherPad allows you to take notes during class with a friend. You both edit the same page. You can see your friends notes and save the final version. It’s called real-time document editing collaboration. Why would you want this? Here are a couple examples...

Don?t Mess with a Law Student?s Laptop

Posted on November 17, 2008
A law student from Arizona State University College of Law recently made the news when a burglar broke into a law student’s apartment. The law student awoke, and the burglar threatened to hurt him with a baseball bat unless the law student turned over his possessions...

$500 Scholarship from American Association of Law Libraries

Posted on November 07, 2008
Want a chance at $500 by writing an essay on any topic related to legal history, rare law books, or legal archives? The American Association of Law Libraries announced its first annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Contest. Copyright © 2008 Law Student...

Student Bloggers

Posted on October 26, 2008
I recently came across a great blog called Student Bloggers. It features blogs by law students and all other types of students. If you are a student who blogs, you may enjoy seeing other blogs by students. Copyright © 2008 Law Student. This Feed is for personal non-commercial use only...

What Major Should I Get Before Law School?

Posted on October 15, 2008
A high school student recently asked: What major should I get before law school to improve my chances of getting admitted into law school? Here was my answer: Years ago, certain undergraduate degrees were preferred by law schools. Today, law schools consider all degrees to be equal, with a possible exception for a Copyright © 2008 Law Student...

What Law School Scholarships are Available?

Posted on October 10, 2008
A person considering law school recently asked: What law school scholarships are available? This person was concerned about her ability to pay the cost of law school. Here was my answer: Of course, you can get law school loans to help defray the cost of law school...

How Long Should I Prepare for the LSAT?

Posted on October 10, 2008
A student preparing to take the LSAT recently asked: How long should I spend preparing for the LSAT? The LSAT is designed so students can’t prepare for it. That is, it will not test your knowledge, it will test your ability to analyze and comprehend what you read in the test...

Should I Mass Mail My CV to Law Firms?

Posted on September 30, 2008
This video begins by presenting the honest reality about the law school job hunt: you are on your own. No one is going to find the job for you, even your school’s career services office. The video then suggests that you get your resume/CV out to as many law firms as possible...

Law School Documentary Captures Life as a Law Student

Posted on September 25, 2008
The Trials of Law School is a documentary about the United States law school system. The 2 minute trailer presented here gives a glimpse into the law school experience. The documentary seems to accurately capture what law school is all about. It shows a variety of law students in a variety of life experiences—along with the [...

Should I Go to Law School?

Posted on September 21, 2008
Law school and the practice of law is very different from what TV presents and most people think. Maybe you are wondering whether law school is right for you. This may be one of the most important decisions you will make related to Copyright © 2008 Law Student...

Talk with Law Students, Pre-Law Students

Posted on September 21, 2008
Lately I’ve received a number of questions about law school. Most of the questions come from high school or college students who are considering law school. For example, people have asked: What is the process to get into law school? Will having a photographic memory help me get into law school? What LSAT score do I need to get [...

Would You Discuss Law School Online?

Posted on September 19, 2008
I am thinking about creating a forum on this blog so I could answer people’s questions about law school. A forum would also let readers discuss law school topics. I wondered what you, the readers, thought about the idea. The forum would let potential law students and 1Ls ask questions experienced law students add their opinion What do you think? [...

Attorney Salaries Fail to Keep Up with Law Student Loan Debt

Posted on September 17, 2008
Legal commentators continue to discuss concerns over the increasing number of law students, the increasing amount of student loan debt, and the harsh reality that most new lawyers don’t make a six figure income. “Poor lawyers” seems like an oxymoron, but many new attorneys will admit Copyright © 2008 Law Student...

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