Depending on your circumstances, the 1L summer job hunt may be a breeze, or it may be grueling. The main tip is managing expectations: 1L summer jobs are ridiculously difficult to figure out, and you should expect it to potentially be a tough process.
One of the most frequently heard words as a 1L, especially as finals draw ever closer, is “outline” or some variation of it. I’m here to demystify as much about outlines as I can, because it is just SO much easier to tackle what feels like an overwhelming task when you at least know what it is you’re doing, (kind of) how to do it, and some other important lessons learned.
The first time I heard of a case brief, I sincerely thought someone had swapped the two words in briefcase. Turns out, I had heard correctly. So my next question was, of course, what on earth is a case brief, and how does it connect to law school? Read on to find out!
Reasonable minds can differ on various things, but something the majority will all agree on is that getting sick is not fun. When it happens in law school, it can feel like the end of the world – worse than the fact that no matter what you do, you simply cannot breathe through your nose. Amidst your oaths to never take breathing freely for granted ever again, you might find yourself worrying about school. So, what do you do when you get sick in law school? [Read more…] about What To Do When Sickness Hits
As the first semester of law school winds down, there are usually three things on everyone’s minds: getting that memo done, making it to and through finals, and summer jobs. Once recruiting season opens, you’re going to find yourself bombarded with invitations to panels and networking events. Navigating the end of the semester is tough enough academically, but what about networking on top of everything else? Here are some tips to help set you up for success during this chaotic time. [Read more…] about Networking Tips for 1Ls
One of the toughest things about law school is the lack of feedback until finals. Some professors are shifting away from this and have midterm exams to give students feedback early enough to course-correct if needed. Some are for a grade, others aren’t. I had one in all three of my doctrinal courses, so I think I’m pretty qualified to give some advice on 1L fall midterm exams.