Instead of considering these feelings as all negative, consider how you can make these impostor feelings work for you as a unique and special person.
The IRAC method of legal reasoning and writing is fundamental to many entry-level law courses. It represents the acronym for Issue, Rule, Analysis/Application, and Conclusion. The method is helpful once understood, but it can be difficult to learn and teach. This article illustrates how to use the IRAC
If you spend a lot of time studying but feel like your hard work has yet to help you on exams, it is time to take a good look at your study habits. By incorporating metacognition into your study routine regularly, you can improve.
As a law student and future lawyer, most of your correspondence will be through an electronic medium, such as email. Because you are in a professional setting, you must ensure that your emails are well-mannered and sound professional. This includes both the format and content. Here are a
Knowing how to take a law school exam can be just as important as knowing the material that will be tested. Here are some last-minute study tips for essay exams in law school. Our law school expert, Heather Buck from JD Advising,
The skills listed in The Skills Future Lawyers Will Need are just the beginning. Lawyers and others in the legal world say these superpowers should also be part of your toolkit.
Let me tell you the number one key to building wealth: managing your money intentionally and directing it to where you want it to go. It’s a skill you want to start honing in law school.
If you're like me, you struggle with resting. Sure, you may have some downtime, but are you using it to refresh yourself, or are you doom-scrolling in a way that provides no mental break? Here are a few things that have helped me in my pursuit of REST.
Each jurisdiction establishes its own licensure requirements, and there are many steps in the bar application and character and fitness evaluation process. Although several of the licensure requirements are fairly consistent across jurisdictions, there are many nuances regarding documentation, deadlines, and fees that are state specific. With multiple
Much of the law we see today was written three, four, or five decades earlier, at the least. Language, however, has since rapidly changed. In today’s world, the average reader does not have the patience (nor, in many instances, the ability) to read Faulknerian language to see whether
One of the most important tools for studying for exams in law school is the outline. Our law school expert, Heather Buck from JD Advising, provided strategies for outlining and a step-by-step process for creating your outline in a recent Virtual Office Hours session with the
Every law student must learn to build memory for law-school examinations and the bar exam. Very few people have eidetic memories (colloquially called photographic memories), so what are some techniques and basic principles to help with memory? Following are some mnemonic devices, or memory techniques, to consider.
The Legal Accountability Project’s goal is to ensure that as many law clerks as possible have positive clerkship experiences, while extending support and resources to those who do not.
JD Advising recently made its law school prep course completely free. The goal behind making this course free was to provide access to all students who wished to succeed in law school, including first-generation students. This course has immediately become a go-to resource for students across
It’s never too late or too early to create your law school budget. And always a good idea to regularly review your budget. Join Justin Zieman, AFC® from non-profit AccessLex Institute explains budgeting for law school. The Virtual Office Hours series connects you with experts
Getting into law school is a great accomplishment for any student. You should be proud of yourself! After studying to get in, you can finally get the degree you need to become a full-fledged attorney. Your legal education is an excellent investment for your future. With this great
Legal analysis is one of the most challenging concepts for new law students to master. This is because human brains usually connect the dots automatically without considering how to articulate what we instinctively know. Using conditional syllogisms is a helpful hack for constructing persuasive analysis. You have probably
A Rite of Passage or a Form of Torture? Students have been terrified of and traumatized by cold calling ever since Harvard Dean Christopher Columbus Langdell invented the case method more than a century ago. The Socratic method is the ultimate form of
At this point, I am sure you have heard countless times just how different law school is from your undergraduate studies. However, it’s also important to point out that knowing law school is more challenging doesn’t make the transition less scary. Change may be necessary,
If you were born in the early nineties like I was, you might have found Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide helpful for navigating the bizarre age of adolescence. I certainly did. Now that I’ve reached the age of adulthood, I’ve realized that we deserve survival guides for all
LeAndra Ross, AFC® from non-profit AccessLex Institute discusses the pros and cons of student loan consolidation and refinancing. The Virtual Office Hours series connects you with experts to help you thrive as a law student and prepare for life after law school.
The American Bar Association and law schools should reconsider the outdated structure of three years of law school and the bar exam. First, law school is far too theoretical and lacks training for practical, employable skills. Second, it is very costly, and each semester puts students in greater insurmountable debt. Third, the
Confused about what you should be doing to find a job before you graduate? Considering an out-of-town job search but don’t know where to start? You’re not alone! Many graduating law students are unsure about what they can do in their final semester to boost their job search
By focusing on expanding and strengthening their skillsets, lawyers can make sure they remain relevant in the profession and have access to more opportunities for success.
The Paralegal Pathways Initiative leverages the talents of individuals who have gained legal skills while incarcerated and connects them with professional legal opportunities.