There is a lot to do before starting law school. You might need to move and set up your apartment; you need to register for classes and spend an exorbitant amount of money on books. In addition, you do want to relax and enjoy the summer, as you know your 1L year is going to be pretty busy, right? But if you have time to read one book this summer, we have a suggestion for you. We suggest you get a copy of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck. [Read more…] about Do You Have the Right Mindset for Law School?
What law students aren’t thinking about the job hunt these days! Whether you are a rising 2L or 3L, there are things you can do this summer to make sure you are moving forward with your job hunt. [Read more…] about Thinking About the Job Hunt? What You Should Be Doing This Summer
One question that many law students ask (especially those just starting) is what should they use to transport all their essentials to class.
- Is a briefcase appropriate?
- What about a backpack?
Luckily Kathryn Conway from House of Marbury is here to to recommend a few carryalls for law students. Kathryn is an attorney and — along with Desiree Moore — is a co-founder of House of Marbury, a fashion and style blog for women lawyers. You may remember them from The Law Student’s 3-Tiered Guide to Dressing the Part. Welcome, Kathryn! [Read more…] about Law School Style Report: The Best Carryalls for the Professional Law Student
Some of you are experiencing this summer taking additional classes or working in legal internships. But many of you are spending the next five weeks studying for the bar exam. If you’re someone who has finished law school, take a look at these six things to do this summer leading up to the bar exam. [Read more…] about 6 Things to Do This Summer as You Prepare for the Bar Exam
Hi Everyone! It is summertime. For those of us in San Francisco, that means foggy days and even colder nights. But for most of you, that means warm weather and hopefully a little time for some rest and relaxation (we can do that in SF too, it just requires a non-ironic summer scarf). [Read more…] about Summer Theme: Making the Most of Your Summer
We’re excited to welcome back Joel Trachtman, Professor of International Law at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and author of The Tools of Argument: How the Best Lawyers Think, Argue, and Win. In his previous post, If X, Y, and Z, then A: Legal Analysis is Simple, Professor Trachtman shared some tips on conquering legal analysis.
Today he’s here to share a helpful tip for becoming a better law student. Welcome back!
Learning to think like a lawyer is at the core of law school education, and it is (yes!) easier than you might anticipate.