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Right Wrong

5 reasons why law school is wrong for you (and 5 reasons why it's right)

June 28, 2017

Is law school right for you? The answer to this question is often unclear.  If you’re thinking about law school, you probably fall into one of two categories: You either dream of being a lawyer or you’re at a career decision point and looking for your next move. Before you buy

Sharks

Shark school: 4 pre-law questions to answer before college

May 17, 2017

Q: I’m a freshman in High School, and I want to prepare to become an attorney. I have already done a bit of research, but there are still a few questions that I have (below). A: Excellent! You are preparing early! Being a lawyer can be fascinating and rewarding. But it’s

Pre-Law

Is a pre-law program right for you?

January 25, 2017

Is pre-law right for you? Yes, no, and it depends. I recommend any students considering law school participate in a pre-law program after careful evaluation.  In addition to going through a pre-law program myself, I talked with two young lawyers that both attended an undergraduate program that offered a pre-law

Computer Bookshelf

5 fascinating books for lawyers and law students

March 09, 2016

If you’re like a lot of lawyers I speak to, you’re constantly watching out for good books that might lead you to rethink the way you run your practice and/or the services you render to your clients. I’m just like you. The truth is, my computer bookmarks are full of links

How to choose the right law schools to apply to

How to choose the right law schools to apply to

December 23, 2015

You’ve decided that law school is your next step. But, there are approximately 200 accredited law schools in the U.S. How do you choose which schools to apply to? Many applicants want to apply to only the top schools as ranked by US News and World Report rankings or a similar

Prepare for law school during your first years in college

Prepare for law school during your first years in college

November 27, 2015

We often talk to young undergrads who want to know our secret formula for success – should they join 15 clubs in college? Major in Philosophy to demonstrate logical thinking and writing skills? Take that prestigious internship on Capitol Hill? Study abroad to learn a second language? The right response

IL Financing Law School

Heads Up 1Ls: How to Finance Your Legal Education the Smart Way

October 20, 2014

American Bar Association data show that in 2012, out-of-state tuition at public law schools averaged $36,202 per year and private law school tuition averaged $40,634. Factoring in “indirect costs” such as books, housing, board, and health insurance (which can cost between $12,500 and $25,000 per academic year), the stated “cost

Litigation Costs

Are Joint Degrees Worth It?

January 01, 2014

Nikki Johnson-Huston always wanted to get a master of business administration (MBA) degree, but her ultimate dream was a law degree. She didn’t think she could do both, so she opted for law school. One of the first things Johnson-Huston learned in law school was that her assumption was wrong. She

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Ignore Law School Etiquette at Your Career Peril

November 01, 2013

Law school is a social and cultural world unto itself. Like all societies and cultures, it has its own set of norms and rules. Understanding and employing proper etiquette will help you succeed. “We had an incident in a student’s first week at school,” recalled Sarah Zearfoss, senior assistant dean for

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