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,
During my first semester of law school, I was initially startled by the rigor and pace of my core classes. Studying was all I did. I buried myself in my case books, endlessly briefed cases, and did little else. When the December break came around,
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.
A law library is more than merely a warehouse of books. It’s more like a portal to the vast world of legal information, with research and reference librarians as your guides. Get to know your librarians now, and it’ll make your life easier throughout law school and even your legal career.
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
Morgan Cutright, J.D., from non-profit AccessLex Institute talks about what goes into comparing legal job offers across various fields. You can
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
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
Law students include many kinesthetic-tactile learners. In the simplest of terms, kinesthetic means movement, and tactile means touch. Kinesthetic-tactile students will differ from one another because of the strength and combinations of these two attributes for each individual. One student may have a very strong
A Q&A with Kerry Benn, director of Series, Surveys, and Data at Law360 Law360 Pulse wondered the same thing and conducted a study recently to find out what the 2022 summer associate program might look like. We had the chance to sit down with
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
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,
Unfortunately, it is quite common for law students to graduate with insufficient personal finance knowledge and financial literacy, a concerning situation after having invested substantial amounts of time and money in academia. Financial literacy is one of several basic skills that is key to success after graduation but
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
I was excited to get a place in the international legal studies program at NYU, where I aimed to complete my LL.M. As an international student, of course, I faced a series of unique challenges. Then, the pandemic rolled in, making things even more complicated. Because of the
Offering legal career advice or mixing up cocktails—both can help members of the bar. Don’t forget to find your passion.
What is the LSAT? The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) has long been seen as a gatekeeper to law school. The LSAT does not test any substantive law. Instead, it tests analytical reasoning, logical reasoning, and reading comprehension skills. It is graded on a scale of 120 to
Have you filed your taxes yet? Non-profit AccessLex Institute's Mary Bechler, MBA, talks about what law students should know ahead of the April 2022 filing deadline. The Virtual Office Hours series connects you with
Getting cold-called in law school is a rite of passage that every student will experience at some point.
First semester grades got you down? Wondering how you can work with your current circumstances to make the most of the rest of your 1L year? The ABA and Themis have teamed up to go over what you
In the months leading up to my 1L year, it seemed like everyone in my life had opinions about the “best” way to approach law school. Some of that advice was truly terrible. But there were a few “golden nuggets” that shaped my 1L experience. I loved
Are you feeling a bit nervous about speaking in class? Or getting cold-called by a professor? These tips might help you settle into your new academic adventure, practice amplifying your voice authentically, and ultimately thrive and flourish throughout your law school experience.
“To those of you who are graduating this afternoon with high honors, awards and distinctions, I say, ‘Well done.’ And as I like to tell the C students: ‘You too, can be president.’”—former President George W. Bush addressing the graduating class at Southern Methodist University in 2015.
Each year the ABA Law Student Division and the ABA CoLAP Law School Committee partner on the national Mental Health Day Program. This initiative is intended to spotlight the critical importance of our own well-being, and specific strategies to protect our well-being in law school and in