Whatever brought you to law school later in life, returning to the classroom carries different challenges and considerations than it might have when you were 24—a common age for 1L students.
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.
How can you be ready for the next shift in the legal industry? Always keep an eye out for the skills forward thinkers say you’ll need. Start with these areas of focus legal experts say will place you ahead of your competition as your career unfolds.
For a few students, giving up on law school is the right choice. For most others, digging deep helps them emerge more confident than ever.
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,
Being the first at anything inspires both pride and, in many cases, trepidation. If you’re the first in your family to accomplish the law school admissions process, those emotions are probably competing for dominance in your head each morning you wake up. We’ve got your
One afternoon in 1980, as I was sitting in the courtyard of Stanford Law School, I overheard two of my classmates—White guys—talking about the “minority” students at the school, one of them assuring the other, “They’re all affirmative action admits.” It wasn’t a neutral observation,
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.
Are you making any — or all — of these flubs many 1Ls can’t seem to avoid? Worry not. You can improve your writing with a few smart tactics.
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.