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What you’ll wish you had known about law school – grades

What you’ll wish you had known about law school – grades

December 22, 2015

The ABA has graciously invited me to write for its law school audience. In the first post, I wrote about why the law school you choose to attend matters. Without further ado, here is the second thing many of us wish we had known before starting law school: Your Grades

How many shopping days until law school? This data will help.

How many shopping days until law school? This data will help.

December 17, 2015

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles once told the world that you better shop around. The ABA Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar agrees and has provided information on law schools in 11 categories through its database of required disclosures to help students choose the school they

The course schedule dilemma

The course schedule dilemma

December 17, 2015

As their last semesters approach, several 3L students have come into my office with the same question: “During my last semesters, should I take as many courses as possible that will appear on the bar exam?” I admit that the question itself caught me off guard. When I was in law

4 pointers to get you through finals

4 pointers to get you through finals

December 03, 2015

Final exams are knocking on the door and we are all racking our brains for the formula to success. I thought I’d jot down a few tips that have worked for me. When I started law school, and I’m sure this was true for many of you, my school had

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

There's a world of law out there to explore

There's a world of law out there to explore

November 20, 2015

It’s difficult to believe that I’ve been in the professional legal world now for 10 years. Law school feels like just yesterday — until I begin to think about all that I’ve seen and done since then. I’ve made some wrong turns, had some epic successes, made some incredible connections

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10 tips for success in your 1L year

November 16, 2015

So you are about to start law school and aren’t quite sure what you got yourself into? One year ago today, I was in your very same shoes, starting my first day of law school. I had reached out to just about anyone that had gone through the law school experience

Love your iPad or other device? Here’s some great news

February 01, 2015

Say you do most of your reading on an iPad, laptop, or other device, and you tend to write as if it will be read that way, too. You’re going to have to change that before your first court appearance as a new lawyer—right? Maybe not. Judges are people, too, and just

Assessing part-time status: Is there a stigma?

November 01, 2011

Many part-time students have opted for a reduced schedule because they have career, financial, or family obligations they cannot or do not want to put on hold while getting a law degree. Will attending law school part-time keep them from getting their dream job?

Study groups - Studying with other students for more success

November 01, 2011

“Study groups” are a long-standing tradition in law school. The term, however, is a misnomer; law students actually complete daily class preparation alone. They later use study group time to review and consolidate course material.