Are you preparing for an interview at a firm or company? Whether you are preparing to interview at a big firm, small firm, pro bono internship, or some other job that is related to the legal field, it is important that you are as prepared as possible for the interview. Below are some important interview tips for law students and those applying to jobs in the legal field.
The LSAT is such an important test in determining not only admission into a law school but also whether you will receive a scholarship. Many law schools weight it either as being worth the same or more as your GPA when determining whether to admit you and if you’ll receive a scholarship. That means that one four-hour test is worth basically the same as four years of school! God knows you spend enough time trying to get impressive grades in school that it is worth it to spend the right amount of time studying for the LSAT. Continue reading
September 7-13, 2015 is National Suicide Prevention Week. Given the high rate of depression among law students and lawyers, we felt compelled to write a post increasing awareness about suicide and depression.
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 15 and 34. Last year, CNN reported that the proportion of lawyers that were committing suicide was much higher than in the past. In fact, lawyers rank fourth (behind dentists, pharmacists, and physicians – in that order) in the highest per capita suicide rate. CNN also reports that lawyers are 3.6 times more likely to suffer from depression than non-lawyers. Continue reading
Many of my bar exam students have stated that their goal was to eventually become a judge. People who are morally-minded with a sense of justness and fairness are especially attracted to this position of judge. Being a judge is also a great 9-5 job that pays pretty decently and, in most cases, comes with a nice office :)
Each state chooses their state judges differently and each state has different qualifications. In Michigan, the qualifications, according to Article VI Section 19 of the Michigan Constitution, are listed below. Continue reading
Are you looking to start your own law firm after law school? You may be wondering if law school will prepare you to start your own law firm.
The answer is: It can, but you may have to make it a priority to seek out such learning experiences yourself.
In general, law school is theoretical. While practice is, well, practical. While there are some courses, such as internship classes that allow you to get practical experience, or a clinic, that tends to be the majority of “real experience” students get from law school. Continue reading