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2L Transformation

2L: Your year of transformation from law student to lawyer

April 01, 2020

Law school is a transitional time. It’s several years of preparing to cross from being a student to being a professional. In a short period, we go from being a regular human who doesn’t understand jurisdiction to a lawyer who knows the proper Bluebook rule

Legal Citations

Everything a 2L really needs to know about citation

November 21, 2017

Every first year law student is taught citations, most using the infamous 565-page Bluebook.  I doubt anyone covers the whole book.  But my impression is that most professors teach far more than most students will ever use.  And then, after the course is over, most students gradually forget what they

Choices

How to choose classes in law school, 2L edition

May 12, 2017

Once you’ve made it past your first year of law school, you’re afforded the opportunity to pick and choose your own courses. Most law schools offer an extensive variety of classes. This can be both a benefit and a burden to a law student who is trying to create a

2L Island

Marshaling the marooned: Welcome to 2L Island

January 30, 2017

For most of us, the first year of law school could be distilled down to a single word: survival. We had to survive our first day, our first recitation, our first midterm, our first exams, and our first grades. Being a 1L is akin to being taken out to sea