You know how to be a student. You sat in a classroom for at least 17 years (including that kindergarten nap mat) before you sat in your first law school class. Yet, you probably learned quickly that being a law student is an altogether new and different job. [Read more…] about A Law Students’ Guide to Emails
Law school is tough. Most law students feel overwhelmed at some point and many need to develop new skills to succeed. [Read more…] about How Is Your Executive Function?
October was the month of treats and frights. On the treat side, you can enjoy changing leaves and an ever-expanding number of pumpkin-flavored items like pumpkin beer, cookies, and hummus. On the scary side, there are haunted houses and the appearance of [too early] Christmas decorations to keep you on edge. For One Ls, the fright is real . . . October brought the dreaded question – “How are your outlines coming along?” [Read more…] about Tackling Outlining Mid-Semester
Students come to law school with strengths from past studies, jobs, and life experiences, yet many find that law school is a struggle. There are many tools and strategies to help you succeed; one of these strategies is to address learning disabilities proactively. [Read more…] about Leveling the Playing Field: Using Resources and Seeking Accommodations in Law School
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Listen to first-hand accounts of being a “1L” (as first-year law students are generally called) and you’ll hear of sleepless nights, the terror of being in the hot seat, and professors who make the bad guys at Hogwarts seem warm and fuzzy. If you’re lucky, you’ll also hear about big ideas and friendships formed in the trenches. As a 1L, you are embarking on an epic journey. [Read more…] about 1L Advice for Passengers Along for the Ride
According to the dictionary, the “simple” definition of professionalism is having the “skill, good judgment, and polite behavior that is expected from a person who is trained to do a job well.” What does “professional” look like? [Read more…] about Getting an Offer: Being Professional in a Generation-Gap Workplace