I am finding it hard to believe that 2014 is already here! (I actually wrote two checks with the wrong year on them today, believe it or not.) And although the summer may be several months away, it is time to start thinking about summer internships. Not sure where to start? Here are a few things to consider. [Read more…] about Is It Too Early To Be Thinking About Summer Internships?
I hope you either had (if you are back to school) or are having a great winter break. Did anyone work on their resume over the break? If not, now is the time to work on it! [Read more…] about Did You Work on Your Resume During Law School Winter Break?
Now that it is January, law students around the country are starting to frantically check for their law school grades. Some schools start releasing them soon after the new year. Some make you wait for a few more weeks. This can induce stress and create feelings of worry.
And then the grades come. A small percentage of law students will be happy with their grades. That is because of the curve. Only a small number in your class (in most schools) can get some kind of an A. So what about everyone else? How do you handle not getting an A? [Read more…] about So You Didn’t Get an A: How to Deal with Your First Law School Grades
Welcome back! We at the Law School Toolbox had a great holiday traveling and spending time with friends and family. We hope you have had (or are still having) a great break too. Now that it is 2014, it is time to think about getting back to law school and making the most of your second semester. Perhaps you are thrilled with how your first semester went — good for you! But for most, the second semester is an opportunity to re-group and learn how to be an even better and more effective law student. [Read more…] about January: Second Semester Success
This time of year I read a lot of practice exams for students that I tutor. And almost every student I work with feels like they are running low on time when it comes to finishing an exam. So how do you work more efficiently? How do you know what you can speed through an issue to save time? Here are two suggestions that I typically give to students to help them write more efficiently on law school exams. [Read more…] about Wasting Time on Your Law School Exam?
As you may know, I tutor law students and almost inevitably this time of year I get post-exam emails asking specific substantive questions about topics that were on the test.
It was the same in law school. Exam finishes, everyone goes out for a drink (or seven), and the discussion starts: “What did you think about the second essay? I said that [blah, blah, blah] but now I think maybe it was actually [blah, blah, blah]. Argh, I wish I’d thought of that sooner!”
Can we just take a second here?
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