Every time a new semester rolls around, assembling your schedule can feel like a game of academic roulette. You may spend hours concocting DIY algorithms for finding the perfect paper-to-exam ratio, then fall down a rabbit hole of professor ratings and reviews for a few days. And when the time comes to actually register for classes, it can be a glitch-ridden race of getting into a coveted class that threatens to fill up within 30 seconds. On top of this looms the question of which classes you actually want to take. [Read more…] about Choosing the “Right” Classes – Part 1
Staying connected to your creative side in law school can be hard when IRAC seems specifically designed to hammer the individualism right out of you. While actual lawyering can eventually provide opportunities to be innovative, law school is not known for nurturing the creative spirit that many people have upon arrival.
However, there are ways to sneak your artistry into your law school experience, and doing so can go a long way in making the experience more dynamic, exciting, and aligned with your values. [Read more…] about Staying Creative in Law School
If you are reading this and you are currently in law school, then you already know 90% of what you need to know about writing a personal statement for the purpose of transferring law schools. So much of the structure and content of the essay that got you into your current law school stays the same for the transfer essay. The personal story is still there, along with your reasons for wanting to go to law school and, of course, to that law school in particular. The other 10% is just the slightly more delicate dance of addressing the transfer in a way that is authentic, positive, and diplomatic. Much like conducting a job search while you’re still employed elsewhere, there’s a bit of an art to expressing a preference for a different place without denigrating the place where you are. [Read more…] about How To Write A Top-Notch Personal Statement When You’re Looking to Transfer Law Schools
If you’re lucky, the practice of law can be an exciting, challenging, creative, and fulfilling undertaking. On the other hand, the study of law can be so very boring. This is true particularly in the first year of law school, where it seems the older the case, the longer it takes to get to the point. It’s hard to imagine retaining information by any means other than osmosis because you can’t stop nodding off by the seventeenth “assumpsit.” [Read more…] about Getting Weird with Memorization