The word “networking” carries a certain connotation of apprehension. When mentioned to either law students or professionals, it invokes an uneasy feeling because it sounds like an awkward combination of sales (selling yourself, being sold to, or begging for a job), a bad blind date (being forced into awkward conversations and wondering if the sought-after party will ever call), and a giant, time-wasting activity (I networked for three hours, did not receive what I came for, and missed my spin class). Fortunately, technology has made networking a much more enjoyable experience. There are plenty of ways to network now. This post offers some of the less traditional approaches, as opposed to the methods we frequently hear mentioned in discussing ideas for networking. [Read more…] about Unconventional Networking Methods for Law Students
Law school is stressful enough as it is, but when combined with the fact that your entire grade performance for a semester-long course is determined by one final exam, the pressure can become crippling.
When a law student receives either a low grade, or one they feel is inconsistent with their usual standards, their initial instinct is to panic. You begin to ask yourself: Where did I go wrong? I participated in class, I took well-organized notes, my outlines rivaled commercial ones, I studied like an Olympian vying for the gold medal in a law school finals event, and so forth. [Read more…] about Tips for Handling Grade Frustration
First off, congratulations! You have officially survived half of your first semester of law school. Want some more good news? Not every course requires a midterm! With the exception of Contract Law due to ABA standards mandating it as a full-year course, midterms are typically assigned at a professor’s discretion. Still not feeling celebratory? Then read through the rest of this post to not only guide you through the 1L midterm process, but also to put yourself in the right mindset, so that you will feel both well prepared and calm on your scheduled exam day.
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Welcome to Ahead of the Curve, our new series for incoming 1Ls. We’re getting lots of questions about what law school to attend, how to pay for it, and what people can be doing now to set themselves up for success in law school. Stay tuned, and be sure to sign up for our free mailing list and check out the Start Law School Right course to ensure you’re ready to go on Day One!
Choosing the right supplement depends on a myriad of factors such as: the subject matter, particular professors, how far into the semester it is, your personal learning style, or perhaps even costs. The goal is to find one that simultaneously serves all of these functions. Focusing on one supplement, as opposed to several per class, not only saves you money, but also time and any confusion that may occur from cross-referencing various sources. The following list is crafted from what the general majority of law students have relied on as their best resource for each 1L class: [Read more…] about Ahead of the Curve: Top Supplements for Every 1L Course