In your search for the law school of your dreams, you come across many statistics, numbers, and data regarding the individual universities. Several numbers are thrown at you, without much context behind them. One major statistic that is crucial when looking at law schools is the bar passage rate. This number represents how many of its students have successfully passed the bar exam. These numbers, mixed with school accreditation can be confusing for someone who hasn’t even thought about the bar yet. Together with recent news of schools losing accreditation and bar passage slipping, what does this mean for incoming and current law students? [Read more…] about Bar Passage Rates and School Accreditation: Why it is important to look at a School’s Success Rate
Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today, we’re talking with legal recruiter Liz Stone, of Stone Legal Search, about ways to proactively manage your career from law school onwards. A former litigator, Liz works primarily with attorneys in the middle of their careers looking to make a switch. She brings to the podcast her insights on decisions to make early on to help ensure job satisfaction and how to best position yourself for a mid-career move.
If you haven’t started already, you should be expecting to begin writing fifteen plus page legal papers for some of your law school classes. Yep. You read that correctly. All those dense and confusing chapters in your books? You will have to start to master the art of legal writing, just like those chapters you spend hours reading. It is like having to learn a new language that you have never seen before, and then getting graded on how well you can speak it.
While legal writing may seem daunting at first, you will soon realize that all it takes is organization. In this post, we discuss a program that can help you with that organization and make legal writing a breeze. That program is Scrivener. [Read more…] about Scrivener: The Ultimate Legal Writing Tool
Once you’ve made the exciting decision to attend law school, you’re faced with another dilemma: where should I apply? You may be tempted to apply to certain schools based solely on their ranking, but there’s more to having a successful law school experience than being admitted to a highly ranked school. While prestige and reputation are certainly an important factor when deciding where to apply, they’re not the only thing you should take into account. To increase the likelihood that you’ll have a successful (and enjoyable) law school experience, there are 6 factors you should consider when choosing a law school. [Read more…] about 6 Factors for Choosing the Right Law School
Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today, we’re talking about what it’s actually like to work in BigLaw, with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones. It’s generally accepted that in BigLaw, you’re expected to bill a ton of hours and work long nights in exchange for a hefty paycheck, but is that all there is to it? Learn more of the nuanced ins-and-outs of life working in a large law firm.
Planning to apply to law school? Traditionally, the first unavoidable reality of the law school application process was preparing for and taking the LSAT. But change seems to be afoot. A growing number of law schools are now accepting the GRE, an exam most commonly associated with applying for MBA programs. From ultra exclusive law schools like Harvard Law to less established schools like Texas A&M University School of Law, admissions policies are beginning to allow prospective students to choose the exam of their choice. If you are considering your options, take the time to make an informed decision. Hopefully we will provide you with some understanding of the GRE phenomenon in law school admissions. [Read more…] about Understanding the GRE Phenomenon in Law School Admissions