If you went to law school and are looking for a job outside of a traditional law firm, or need some work while preparing for the bar exam, document review might be for you! Below, a recent law school graduate gives an inside look at document reviewer positions.by
Should I start studying for the bar exam early?: Many students worry about when they start their bar prep. Typically, most students for the July bar will start in May, and for the February bar exam, they will start in December. For some, though, bar exam prep needs to start earlier, for a variety of reasons. In our experience, the people who need to start their bar prep early are those who:by
Our 7 Best Workflow tips: Nothing is more annoying than spending a day unmotivated, dragging your feet. Or realizing you have spent the past two hours on Facebook instead of getting anything done. Or, seeing half of your to-do list left for tomorrow. Here are our five best workflow tips to combat unproductivity and inefficiency. Whether you are a law student, a lawyer, or something else entirely, we hope our seven best workflow tips can help you! Continue readingby
How many hours a day should I study for the bar exam? This is a tough question to answer. Generally speaking—you need to study a lot. However, there is more to consider when looking for an answer to this question, primarily if you are a first time or repeat taker. Continue readingby
Unlike other goals, there is not a clear “start” or “finish.” There is not a set path. You have to find one as you go along. This brings a lot of surprises and challenges on the way. In this post, I discuss the advantages of being an entrepreneur as well as the disadvantages.by
Hate Practicing Law? Need a way out? I litigated for three years after law school. I thought it was fine and fun for the most part. But it wasn’t super-fulfilling. I would get irritated at having an unreasonable opposing counsel or unreasonable judge or unreasonable client! And I can only imagine that these are exaggerated in some areas of law. I was very lucky to like my boss and my coworkers and to enjoy my work, for the most part. But I know that many of my friends are not so lucky. Continue readingby
12 Best Tips for Working and Studying for the Bar Exam.
Are you planning on working and studying for the bar exam at the same time? You are definitely not alone. We have a lot of students each administration that take on these two challenging tasks! You are probably aware of the difficulties of working and studying for the bar exam–feeling tired, burnt out, sleep deprived, and not having much time to do anything else! It certainly poses a challenge, but it is definitely possible to do both.
In this post, we will outline our 12 best tips for working and studying for the bar exam. These are time-tested tips from many of our students who have successfully worked while studying for the bar exam. Continue readingby
A lot of our bar exam students (and even people who are not our students!) will set up appointments with me either after they take the bar exam or pass the bar exam to discuss business ideas they have and get our advice. Some want to start law firms. Others want to start side businesses selling products that they make. Others sell consulting services in a particular field where they have developed some experience. Continue readingby
How to Network in Law School:For many law students, the word “Networking” is a “dirty word”. It seems most students either love it or hate it, and those who hate it often feel uncomfortable with the idea of marketing themselves at networking events or using others as a stepping stone in their career path. However, networking doesn’t have to be a “dirty word,” and students needs not feel uncomfortable with the true purpose of networking, which is not using others to advance their career. Instead, networking is about forming lasting and reciprocal relationships. Continue readingby
Given the prevalence of social media, it is not surprising that many employers are turning to LinkedIn to find new talent or—at the very least—using the site to “vet” potential candidates. So, for aspiring and current law students, young lawyers, and those transitioning positions within the legal field, having a polished and professional LinkedIn profile is integral to success and may help you gain an edge over your competition. Below are some tips to help you put your best face forward! Continue readingby
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.by
I normally don’t write about gender-related issues. I have honestly not given that much thought to such issues in the past. However, I’ve recently read some articles that talked about the challenges of being a female entrepreneur which enticed me to think more about the topic.
Even considering what challenges come with being a female entrepreneur is difficult. It is hard to draw a circle around specific experiences and say I’ve had certain ones because I was a female. It’s even harder to know what perspectives and biases of my own that I bring to the table.
Many of the articles seemed to point to the following challenges (many called them disadvantages) of being a female entrepreneur: Continue readingby
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 readingby