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The Ins and Outs of Law School Clinics

The Ins and Outs of Law School Clinics

Last week we posted about the three main law school extracurricular activities 2L and 3L students can participate in and why it is highly beneficial to do so (you can read that post by clicking the link!). This week we wanted to offer some guidance on another wonderful opportunity 2Ls and 3Ls should consider – law school clinics!!  Most programs require all students to complete some sort of field work requirement before they graduate. Law school clinics are an excellent way to meet it! Continue reading

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Ashley Heidemann from JD Advising LLC participates in University of Detroit Mercy Law School’s Professionalism in Action

Ashley Heidemann from JD Advising LLC  (pictured first on the left in the second row, above) participates in the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Professionalism in Action program.

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Professionalism in Action Event

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The Ins and Outs of Law School Extracurriculars

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The Ins and Outs of Law School Extracurriculars: During the second semester of your first year of law school, the “shock factor” of this new environment is finally starting to wear off and you’re beginning to settle in to the routines necessary to succeed.  However, contemplating your second year can bring on an entire new set of anxieties.  Not only are you on your own for choosing classes, there is a whole new world of extracurricular activities.

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Law School Time Savers – What Works and What Doesn’t

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Law School Time Savers – What Works and What Doesn’t

Law School Time Savers – What Works and What Doesn’t: The amount of work that is assigned in law school can seem overwhelming.  It is important to develop study habits that save time while also help you learn all the necessary material.  There are a lot of short cuts out there, but while some might help you get through the work quicker, they won’t put you in the best position to get the grades you want on the exam.  So which time savers work, and which ones don’t?

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How To Stay Healthy In Law School

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How To Stay Healthy In Law School: Staying healthy in law school is very important. With the amount of reading, writing, and studying required to do well, a sickness can really set you back academically. Below are our tips for how to stay healthy in law school. Use them as a guide to help keep yourself in going strong!

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How Do I Prepare for Second Semester of Law School?

How Do I  Prepare for Second Semester of Law School?

Many students email us right around now and ask us how to prepare for their second semester of law school over winter break. Some of them are very nervous about how finals went. Others realize that their study plans first semester were not ideal for succeeding on law school final exams and they want to make some serious changes. If you are wondering what to do over winter break to prepare for second semester of law school, here are some great steps to take.

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Top 5 Mistakes Students Make on First-Year Law School Exams

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Law school final exams are right around the corner. It’s not too late to take steps to increase your chances of writing a high-scoring essay answer. To help you put your best foot forward, we explain common mistakes that you should try to avoid on your law school exams!

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Two Important Tips To Law Students From a Recent Grad

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Two Important Tips To Law Students From a Recent Grad

The follow post is by a recent law school graduate who passed the bar exam and is looking for employment as a lawyer. These are the two critical tips to law students she wished she knew during law school!

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A Not-To-Do List for Law School Final Exams

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If you are getting ready to study for law school final exams, it is helpful to not only create a to-do list, but also a not-to-do list so that you can avoid picking up bad habits and wasting time. Often, what you don’t do is as important as what you actually get done! And what you don’t do will directly influence what you are able to get done!  Here are some ideas for your not-to-do list:

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How To Write A Law School Exam Answer

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 How To Write A Law School Exam Answer: Are you unsure of how to prepare for your law school exam? The first place to start is by checking your syllabus or asking your professor what the format of the final exam will be. If your exam is multi-faceted (i.e., essay, short answer and/or multiple choice), pay attention to the weight of each section. Prioritize your studying by starting with the most heavily weighted types of questions. Below we give you some tips on how to write a law school exam answer, based on the type of question asked.

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How to Prepare For Law School Finals

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How to Prepare For Law School Finals: Law school finals are right around the corner. In order to reduce you stress it is important that you give yourself sufficient time to study and that you study efficiently. Below are some tips to help you prepare for law school finals so you can do your best on exam day!

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What Are Law School Finals Like?

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What Are Law School Finals Like?

 What are law school finals like? It’s a question we get a lot from 1Ls! It is that dreaded time of year where law students realize that they have a month or less until their final exams. If this is your first time taking a law school final it is an especially unsettling feeling. However, knowing what you will likely encounter on exam day should help settle some of those nerves. So, what are law school finals like?

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6 Tips To Improve Your Legal Writing in Law School

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6 Tips To Improve Your Legal Writing in Law School: Legal writing and analysis is a type of writing in which we are trying to analyze a particular issue, educate, and, in some cases, persuade the reader.  Therefore, by nature, the approach that you will take in legal writing is very particular. And, because legal writing is particular, it can help to remember some general rules and tips to improve your legal writing in law school.

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How to Make the Most of Meeting with your Legal Writing Professor

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How to Make the Most of Meeting with your Legal Writing Professor: During your first year of law school, you will find that in many ways, time is not your friend. It’s not even a ‘friendly acquaintance’! So, what this means for you is that you want to make the most out of your time, whether you are working on assignments or, as you will be doing during both your first and second semesters, meeting with your LRW professor in one-on-one conferences. Here are some tips for meeting with your legal writing professor.

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5 Tips to Manage Law School Stress

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5 Tips to Manage Law School Stress: Law school is stressful. With the amount of time and effort required to do well, it is no wonder many students feel at the end of their rope. To really excel, you need to be able to manage your stress efficiently. Here are our top 5 tips to manage law school stress. Continue reading

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