My classmates and I were greeted by a large number of student groups, events, and receptions during our first year of law school. There was no shortage of choices to fill the lunch hour or the evening, and there were endless topics to learn about and attorneys to network with. It is normal to feel overwhelmed, especially if you do not know your practice areas of interest. However, with a little bit of self-reflection and planning, choosing extracurriculars out of your many options can be less of a challenge, and your commitments will be wonderful additions to your law school experience. Here are some of my suggestions to help with your decision. [Read more…] about How to Decide About Law School Extracurriculars
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Should I Do a Law School Extracurricular?
So you’ve successfully completed your first semester of law school, and you’re already halfway through the spring semester. As the days get closer to you officially becoming a 2L, I know there’s one burning question on your mind: what should I do for spring break, right? While I may not be able to offer the best advice for this question, I can certainly help you out with settling the second burning question on your mind: should I do a law school extracurricular? Well, the quick answer to this is, yes! A law school extracurricular such as Moot Court, Mock Trial or Law Review will undoubtedly enhance your law school experience and will certainly give you an advantage in your job hunt. But, I know, I know you’ve probably already heard this a billion times. So if you’re looking for some advice that will convince you even more to make this decision, here are a few pointers that I wish I learned when I faced this decision just a few years ago: [Read more…] about Should I Do a Law School Extracurricular?
Podcast Episode 35: What Extracurricular Activities Matter in Law School
Welcome back! Today we are discussing extracurricular activities in law school. You may be tempted to focus exclusively on studying and maintaining your grades, but extracurricular activities can help break up the monotony of law school and bolster your resume for the future. Do too many, however, and you might flunk out! As with many things, balance is key for a successful law school experience. This episode explores what’s available, and offers suggestion on where to most productively spend your time. [Read more…] about Podcast Episode 35: What Extracurricular Activities Matter in Law School
How to Get the Most Out of Law School With Extracurricular Activities
While you may be skeptical of any addition to your already burdensome schedule in law school, adding just a few extracurricular activities beginning as early as 1L year can be very valuable to your education and future.
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Why You Should Consider Joining a Reading Group in Law School
Given how busy law school can get, you may be hesitant to add yet another thing to your plate, especially if it involves yet more reading. But if you have the space in your schedule and your school offers reading groups, check out the listings and see if anything catches your eye. Reading groups tend to be low commitment and low stress, while providing a lot of benefits, especially for 1L students.
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5 Ways a Law School Resume is Different from a College Resume
As the 1L summer job search gets into full swing, it’s time to make sure your resume is up to date and ready to send out to employers. If you’ve only recently transitioned from college into law school, you might be wondering if you can just take your old resume from college, stick on the name of your law school and some extracurriculars you’ve joined, and call it a day. Unfortunately, that probably won’t work. Law school, unlike most colleges, is a professional school, so your resume should reflect the profession you’ll soon be entering.
There are a variety of key differences between law school and college resumes, from content to formatting, so it’s worth spending a little extra time to make your resume law school-appropriate before sending out those summer job applications. Read on to find out five important ways a law school resume differs from a college resume. [Read more…] about 5 Ways a Law School Resume is Different from a College Resume