If you are starting law school this fall, it is likely this is not a decision you made lightly. You spent a lot of time debating whether it was a good idea, studying for and taking the LSAT, applying to and visiting schools, and now getting ready for the first semester. That took a lot of planning and focus to get everything done. [Read more…] about What Are Your First Semester Law School Goals?
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It’s back to school this week — law school style. As new law students everywhere are filling the halls and making frequent (and expensive) stops at the bookstore, one question keeps coming up: What supplements should you invest in and should you buy them now? [Read more…] about Save Yourself a Few Bucks — Buying Law School Supplements
Last month, Alison and I attended a conference in San Francisco called ALT SF. What was cool about this conference was that it was about blogging and online creative businesses and not about the law. Not that we don’t enjoy law conferences, yet it was fascinating to be surrounded by a bunch of people doing interesting things but whom we typically don’t meet. It was a good reminder that you can learn a lot from folks who aren’t necessarily your legal peers.
Anyway, in one of the talks, a speaker said she used Rescue Time, an online time- management/self-assessment tool. You know how Alison and I love talking about time management, so I decided I would try it out to see if I thought it could be helpful to our readers. [Read more…] about Trying to Rescue Your Time
As anyone who is in law school knows, a legal education is a big investment. Not only will it take up precious time and energy, but it costs a lot of money. That is why it’s crucial — as a law student — to be mindful of your budget and financially responsible. Today we welcome Jenny L. Maxey, author of the Barrister on a Budget blog, who will help you understand why learning how to monitor your expenses now will save you tremendously as time goes on. Welcome, Jenny!
“I’m horrible at math, but great at reading and writing – so I became a lawyer.” A very common phrase uttered by law students; maybe even you! However, it’s time to dust off the calculators and bone-up on your mathematics because you cannot survive law school or a career in the law without it!
With tuition rates on the rise and the average attorney salary decreasing, you must be more strategic and financially responsible than those who came before you. [Read more…] about Why Adding Budgeting Skills to Your Toolbox is Important
One question that is often on the mind of law students is what should they wear to school. While it may seem odd to talk about law school and fashion in the same sentence, it is something to consider, especially as you move beyond the 1L year. Today we welcome the ladies from House of Marbury, a fashion and style blog for women lawyers. In this post, they share with you a three-tiered guide to “dressing the part” to ensure success in your law school and post law school career.
Well, stop worrying and start taking action! The summertime is a great time to jumpstart your search.
I know, it seems like everyone is away the beach, but that’s simply not true. Lots of people are stuck in the office!
Here are six suggestions that will put you in a great job-hunting position come Fall: