As you go into your first year of law school, you will likely be getting advice left and right from upperclassmen, academic and peer mentors, and professors. You may find the advice helpful, but also overwhelming. At the risk of adding more advice to your plate, I’m here to share some things I wish I were told that would’ve helped make my first year go by a little more smoothly and with less stress.
Starting law school is an exciting milestone in your life, and you should take a moment to celebrate all your achievements thus far. You may have already gotten a wide range of advice on how to spend the summer before law school, from relaxing as much as possible to doing some prep work so you don’t go into the year completely on summer mode. Looking back on my summer before 1L year, I think finding a balance between these goals is key. [Read more…] about How to Have a Productive and Restful Summer Before 1L Year
No matter where you are in your law school journey – whether you are an incoming, current, or former law student – podcasts are a simple and effective way to stay up-to-date on current legal trends and the news. If you’re overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of legal podcasts out there, here are some suggestions to get started.
Does going to a T14 matter? Like many other aspiring law students, I was determined to go to a T14 law school, and when things didn’t go according to plan, I had to reevaluate how important that actually was to me. Several conversations later, here’s my take on the “T14 or bust” debate.
Are you a 1L overwhelmed by the job search and how everyone around you seems to have summer positions lined up? Not to worry – everyone finds summer jobs at different points in the semester! After receiving rejection after rejection, I had many moments where I wondered whether perhaps something was wrong with my interview skills. But finally opportunities came through, and here I share four things that I learned through the interview process:
Legal writing is probably unlike any type of writing you’ve done before – it follows a prescribed structure and can be tedious. But if you learn the structure and understand the reasoning behind it, you can set yourself up for success in your legal writing class! Here are four actionable tips you can take to ace your next memo assignment.