The one-million dollar question most 1Ls ask upperclassmen is “Does it get easier?” And I, and many other 2Ls and 3Ls have always responded, “Yes and . . . No.” Here is the thing, it does get easier, but it gets busier which doesn’t feel any “easier.” Why does it get busier? Because now, like many of your law school colleagues as 2Ls and 3Ls, you decided to get experience working in a firm, or interning or doing another time consuming law related activity that does not include going to class and studying. Balancing work and law school is an attractive attribute for employers to see on a resume. It demonstrates that you have excellent time management skills and the ability to balance multiple things – the same attributes needed to succeed in a law firm. So, how do you balance working and law school? [Read more…] about How To Balance Working Part Time & Law School
Say it with me, “bad grades do not equate to a bad student.” More future looking, bad grades don’t equate to a bad lawyer either. However, grades do matter to most employers, and I’m sure they matter to you. So if your grades aren’t falling into the category that you want them to, you can still bounce back. No GPA is set in stone. [Read more…] about How To Bounce Back If Your Grades Were Disappointing
Ahh, law review. What is there to say about our dear friend law review. There is such a love hate relationship with becoming a member of your school’s law review. But you wouldn’t know it unless you were in the trenches. So how can you know if it’s right for you, before you are even chosen?
First things first, depending on your law school there are multiple ways to become a member of law review. Some schools allot a specific number of slots to the top percent of students. The remaining slots are allotted based on a student’s Write On Submission. Well what in the world? A write on submission is a try-out so that the law review board can see what your academic writing skills are. But don’t get too overwhelmed, you are given some parameters so you won’t have to go write a dissertation on the Proximate Cause Debate – we all know Justice Andrews was wrong.