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Student Lawyer looks to address the milestone events in a law student’s life. Guest posts should be targeted toward the student audience. Here are some of the topics we’re looking for.

Law School Essentials

The Law Student Division is focusing on the top topics for law students in our Law School Essentials guide, a sort of Law School 101 library covering topics and milestones that all law students will experience on their way through law school.

  • Pre-Law
  • Debt and Student Loans
  • In-School Milestones
  • 1L, 2L, and 3L Subjects
  • Exam and Study Tips
  • Extracurriculars
  • Work Experience During Law School
  • Internships and Work Experience
  • Landing a Job/Networking
  • Legal Career Paths
  • Alternative Career Paths
  • The Bar Exam
  • After the Bar
  • Mental Health in Law School

Pre-Laws

  • LSAT
  • Applying for Law Schools
  • Picking a School
  • Summer Before 1L
  • Campus Visits
  • Loans
  • Attending School Out of State
  • Work Before Law School
  • Second careers
  • Looking at School Specialties and Career Planning
  • How Grades Work
  • LSAT Logic Games
  • Undergraduate Majors for Prospective Law Students
  • Personality Types in Law School (Meyers Briggs and/or Introversion)
  • Joint Degrees
  • Difference in Law School vs. Undergrad
  • Law school Etiquette
  • Learning Styles
  • Pre-law Reading Recommendations

In-School Milestones

  • Orientation
  • Starting Law School
  • First Year Legal Writing
  • First Legal Writing Assignment
  • First Semester Exams
  • First Semester Grades
  • Winter Break To-Do List (Preparing for job search)
  • OCI
  • Summer Between 1L-2L
  • Starting 2L
  • Starting 3L
  • Graduation
  • Finishing 3L
  • Character and Fitness
  • MPRE

1L Subjects

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Torts

2L/3L Subjects

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Law
  • Animal Law
  • Arbitration
  • Aviation Law
  • Business Organizations Associations
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Conflict Resolution And Negotiation
  • Copyright
  • Corporations
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Cyberlaw
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Entertainment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Evidence
  • Family Law
  • Health Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Interviewing and Counseling
  • Negotiable Instruments / Payment Systems
  • Patent Law
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Remedies
  • Sales
  • Securities
  • Tax
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Wills and Trusts

Law School Basics

  • Socratic Method
  • Law school Scholarships
  • Part-time Programs
  • Choosing a Specialty
  • Career Planning
  • Informational Interviews
  • Class Rankings
  • Stress Management
  • Professors: Office hours and Asking Questions
  • Professional Emails
  • Wardrobe
  • CoLAP: Addressing Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Legal Writing Basics
  • Grade Disappointment
  • Public Speaking
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Study Abroad

Exam & Class Study Tips

  • Typical Law School Exams
  • Essay Exams
  • Multiple Choice
  • Take-Home
  • Open Book vs. Closed Book
  • Choosing Classes in Law School
  • Outlining
  • Using Study Aids
  • Study Aids
  • Good Study Habits
  • Time Management
  • Writing Papers
  • Note taking: Getting the Most Out of Class
  • Study Groups
  • When/How to Start Exam Prep
  • Learning Styles
  • Briefing Cases

Bar Exam

  • Taking the Bar Exam Out of State
  • How Does the UBE Work
  • February Bar Prep Primer
  • Time Management
  • Handwriting vs. Typing
  • Failing the Bar
  • Bar Prep Loans

Landing a Job

  • Social Media
  • OCI
  • Interviewing
  • Professionalism
  • Researching Employers
  • Interview Attire
  • Resumes
  • Cover Letters
  • Networking
  • Thank-You Notes
  • Prepping for Your Job Search (Winter Break)
  • Handling Job Offers
  • What Employers Look For
  • General Overview of Legal Hiring
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Legal Job Interview Questions
  • The Follow-Up
  • First-Job Advice

Extracurriculars

  • Running for SBA
  • Moot Court
  • Joining Law School Groups/Clubs
  • Bar Associations
  • Law Review
  • Life Balance/Activities outside of school
  • Relationships
  • Balancing Family Life

Work Experience During Law School

  • Summer Associates
  • Internships
  • Pro Bono/Public Service Work
  • School Clinics
  • Holding a Job (non-legal) during school
  • Being a parent during law school
  • Making The Most of your summer
  • Practice-ready training

After The Bar

  • LL.M.
  • Practice Areas
  • Judicial Clerkships
  • Graduating without a job
  • Decompressing
  • Relocating
  • Start your own business
  • Becoming a community leader
  • First job dos and don’ts
  • Nice Practice Areas
  • Transition From Student Life
  • Surviving Your First Year on the Job

Debt and Student Loans

  • Minimizing Debt While In School
  • Refinancing
  • Private Loans
  • PSLF
  • Repayment Options
  • Bar Loans

Alternative Career Paths

  • JD Advantage
  • Politics
  • Think Tanks/Policy
  • Non-Legal Work/Alternative Careers
  • Resisting Traditional Practice

Legal Career Paths

  • Government Law
  • ABA Practice Areas
  • Public Interest
  • Election Law
  • In-House
  • Municipal
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Federal Courts: Judicial Clerkships and Staff Attorneys
  • Entertainment Law
  • Employment Law
  • JAG
  • Civil Rights

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