Many students who failed the MPRE are worried that failing the MPRE means that they will necessarily have to take the bar exam more than once. Do not worry – that is not the case! Here, we tell you why. Continue reading
An A+ is fun to get. Especially in law school, where A+’s are so rare. At my school (and I think at virtually every law school though I have not verified this) an A+ has no special effect on your GPA. So a plain old “A” is treated the same as an “A+” for GPA purposes. And class ranking purposes. And everything that matters, outside of your own ego! Continue reading
You may wonder how long the MPRE is and how long you should expect to stay at the testing center. The MPRE itself is two hours. You will have that time to answer 60 questions, 50 of which are scored and 10 of which are unscored test questions. Continue reading
Some students who hear how “easy” the MPRE exam is wonder if they really need to study for the MPRE. Or they have already made up their minds that they are not going to study for the MPRE for more than a day or two. And, some of them will amazingly pass! (Note: you are far more likely to pass if you take this approach after taking your Professional Responsibility or Ethics course in law school!) But, passing is not guaranteed and a lot of people who don’t study (or barely study) are not successful when they attempt the MPRE! Continue reading
If you are looking for some simple MPRE study strategies that work, look no further! Here, we tell you how to study efficiently for the MPRE using time-tested study strategies. These are strategies that we teach our MPRE students and the vast majority of them (over 90%) pass the MPRE. Continue reading
Top 10 Latin Words for Law Students
If you’re planning on going to law school, the legal system isn’t the only thing that you will be learning. Law has a language entirely of its own, filled with foreign words that will likely be unfamiliar to you. Many keywords you will hear in law school are derived from Latin. Accordingly, we’ve put together this list of 10 Latin words for law students. Whether you’re new to law school or more experienced, it will be very helpful for you to memorize these words! They appear often in case opinions, briefs, textbooks, etc. and they generally aren’t defined. Learning these 10 Latin words for law students will put you way ahead of the game and save you time.
A lot of students wonder if it is possible to study for the MPRE for a week and pass it. The answer is: yes it is possible, but it is not recommended! Here, we tell you if you are more or less likely to pass the MPRE with a week of studying. We also tell you how to make the most of your MPRE studying if you only plan on studying for a week. Continue reading
Here, we discuss some of our law school note taking tips and shortcuts that have helped us and our law students! If you are going to law school or already in law school, having a good plan of attack for your law school notes will be helpful! And here, we give you some great tips and shortcuts for law school note taking. Continue reading
If you are going to law school, here are five key tips to keep in mind. Some of these I knew in law school, and others I did not learn until I got out of law school. We work with hundreds of law students and graduated law students every administration and we have found this advice to be among the most beneficial pieces of advice! Continue reading
I was fortunate to get all A’s in law school (several A+’s and a couple A-‘s) which helped me graduate as the #1 law student. There are things you should definitely do if you want to excel in law school and you can read about them here. In this post, I am discussing the mindset you should be in if you want to get all A’s in law school. Continue reading
We had a very high MPRE pass rate among our students who took the March 2018 MPRE. We had students make significant jumps in their MPRE scores after using our MPRE tutoring sessions. We also had first, second, third+ time takers pass the MPRE this administration.
Should I Transfer After 1L Year?
Should I Transfer After 1L Year?: Some 1Ls go into law school knowing they are going to transfer. This post is not for them. This post is for the 1L law students who went to their law schools intending to graduate from there but something changes. This is for the 1Ls who have fallen out of love with their law school and are wondering if they should leave, or stick with it.
Going to Wayne Law? Check out our Law School Prep Course Scholarship!
If you are attending Wayne State University Law School in Fall 2018, JD Advising has an exciting opportunity! For the first time, we are offering a $1,000 Law School Prep Course Scholarship to a Wayne law admitted student! This brings the price of our law school prep course down to $499.99. We are giving this scholarship to a Wayne Law student as the founder of JD Advising, as well as many of its tutors and staff members, attended Wayne State Unversity Law School. Please read further for more details!
With law school final exams around the corner, we have many students asking us about the best way to study for law school exams. In this post, I (Ashley Heidemann) give you tips that helped me graduate as the #1 law student in my class of over 200 students. Continue reading
You may be wondering what classes you take your first year of law school (also called your “1L” year). Here, we give you an overview of the classes that you will take. Below, we also tell you a few ways that law school differs from college so that you can be prepared to meet the demands of law school! Continue reading