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
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.
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
5 Tips To Be Fully Prepared For LSAT Test Day
While we are still over a month away until the June 2018 LSAT, it’s never too early to start preparing for exam day! In this post, we give our best LSAT test day tips!
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!
JD Advising Law School Prep Course Scholarship for the August 2018 Law School Prep Course for Students Attending a Michigan Law School.
We are excited to announce that we are offering a law school prep course scholarship for students who are interested in taking our JD Advising law school prep course in August 2018. Our in-person or online law school prep course is $1499.99. We are offering a scholarship of $500 to a student who plans on attending a law school in Michigan. This scholarship brings the law school prep course rate down to $999.99. 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
Why Are There Two Summer 2018 LSAT Tests?
If you are planning on taking the LSAT this summer, you may have been surprised by the fact there seem to be two summer 2018 LSAT tests. In the past, LSAC has only offered an LSAT in June, and an LSAT in late September or early October. What has changed in the LSAT schedule, and what does it mean for future administrations?
My decision to go to law school was not the most mature or well thought out decision. I chose to go to law school because everyone in my family was either a doctor or studying medicine and I wanted to do something different. I did not have any lawyers in my family and I thought law school would be interesting. I had absolutely no desire to practice law. And I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do with a law degree. Continue reading
Free eBook for Law Students: “Five Things You Can Do Right Now to Excel in Law School Exams”
JD Advising’s free ebook, “Five Things You Can Do Right Now to Excel on Law School Exams” was written by Ashley Heidemann, who graduated as the #1 law student. It is geared toward law students looking to start preparing early in their semester. As law students begin their second semester, they are often looking to tweak their study habits. Now that they have been through a round of exams, they are starting to realize what works and what doesn’t. In our ebook, we give you five tips to help students start preparing early. If you’re looking to modify how you studied and prepare for final exams, this book is for you.
LSAT Milestones: A Guide To Preparing In 3 Months
“Am I in a good place?” is the most common question students ask LSAT tutors. The LSAT is an especially tough test to judge where you are. Unlike the MCAT, you can’t use how much information you’ve memorized to tell if you are prepared. So, we thought we could help with some LSAT milestones to let you know where you should be at various stages of studying. Although we generally advise taking 6 months to fully prepare for the test, we recognize people might not have that luxury. So, we’ll base this post off of a 3 month timeline.
Don’t Let LSAT Results Anxiety Get To You! 4 Tips To Get You Through To Results
From everything we’ve heard from students, the September 2017 LSAT was particularly grueling. While we hear this after every administration of the test, that’s probably small comfort to you. Now that it’s over, if you still have LSAT results anxiety based on your experience, that’s normal! Most people feel terrible when they come out of the test. In this post, we’re going to give you some tips to help get you through until results come out!