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Mindfulness for Cold Calling

May 24, 2022

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

Embrace the Change—Law School vs. Undergrad

May 20, 2022

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,

What is the purpose of the LSAT and why is it so important?

March 04, 2022

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

Law Student

Welcome to 1L: Here's your law school orientation kit

July 21, 2020

When we started putting this toolkit for incoming law students together, law school looked a lot different. And at this point, the experience for all law students will vary from law school to law school as remote, in-person, and hybrid plans are implemented. And while

Pre-Law

Is a pre-law program right for you?

January 25, 2017

Is pre-law right for you? Yes, no, and it depends. I recommend any students considering law school participate in a pre-law program after careful evaluation.  In addition to going through a pre-law program myself, I talked with two young lawyers that both attended an undergraduate program that offered a pre-law

Defendant

General criminal defense vs. niche criminal defense

December 14, 2016

While it is certainly possible to be a general criminal law attorney defending any criminal matter that comes through the door, there are many lawyers who choose to focus on a specific niche of criminal law.

LGBT law student

1L Fears: Advice to LGBT law students

December 13, 2016

This article aims to help LGBT law students at the beginning of their legal careers with practical advice on how to best deal with some of these unique situations.

Internship

What to know about your first summer internship

December 01, 2016

The 1L summer internship is the capstone to the first year of law school. You can finally get out of the classroom and put what you’ve learned to use in actual legal practice.