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How I Graduated As the #1 Law Student from Wayne State University Law School

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from Wayne State University Law School

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

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Free eBook For Law Students

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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.

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LSAT Milestones: A Guide To Preparing In 3 Months

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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.

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Don’t Let LSAT Results Anxiety Get To You!

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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!

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Four Vital Tips For Surviving Cold Calling In Law School

Cold Calling In Law School

Four Vital Tips For Surviving Cold Calling In Law School

Classes in law school are likely going to be significantly different from what you have experienced in the past.  When discussing material during a session, many professors won’t ask for volunteers.  They prefer what we refer to as cold calling.  Cold calling in law school can sound very intimidating, and you might have heard horror stories from older lawyers.  The truth is, cold calling is not bad as long as you are adequately prepared.  And it is an excellent way to impress your professors!  Their goal is to challenge you, make sure you can think on your feet, and test to see how much work you are willing to put in.

By asking for volunteers to answer questions, it’s basically an invitation to choose not to do the reading and get away with it.  To combat this, many professors prefer calling on students at random.  That way, they can see what you’re made of.  Impressing when it is your turn can go a long way toward boosting your participation grade at the end of the semester!

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Is A Private LSAT Tutor Really Worth It?

 

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There are dozens of LSAT courses, books, guides, and manuals to help guide you through your preparation for the LSAT. As a private LSAT tutor, I’m often asked if it is really worth it, or if  a similar level of preparation can happen other ways. I always let students know that prep for the LSAT can take multiple forms, but that a private LSAT tutor comes with some benefits you cannot get anywhere else! Here’s our take on what advantages a private LSAT tutor offers over prep courses and books.

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First Year Law School Advice

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First Year Law School Advice: A Survival Guide

First Year Law School Advice: There is a ton of advice out there, between books, blogs and people, regarding law school. Before you determine what advice you want to follow or attach value to, our first recommendation is that you really think about why you are going to law school. While you may change your mind a handful of times regarding what you want to do once you are done with law school, you should have fairly clear reasoning or motivations for going to school. We recommend that you should spend some time thinking about this because it can be your motivating factor on a bad day or after a long week of law school classes. Knowing why you started your journey is good to keep you grounded and moving forward.

Also, by articulating why you are embarking on this journey it can help you decide what type of advice you value or believe, or what types of people you want to listen to regarding your law school career. Keep reading below for our first year law school advice.

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4 Practical Tips To Deal With Law School Anxiety

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4 Practical Tips To Deal With Law School Anxiety

For first year law students, the weeks before starting classes can be a whirlwind of emotion. Excitement, uncertainty, and worry are just a few of them. For many, these emotions manifest as anxiety. In this post, we cover 4 ways to deal with law school anxiety.

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3 Law School Essential Skills You Need To Excel

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3 Law School Essential Skills You Need To Excel

As we get closer to the beginning of the law school year, we have lots of students who contact us asking us for preparation help. The majority of these students know about the large time commitment that law school requires. They come to us looking for ways to become more efficient with their time. As a result, we’ve compiled a list of the top three law school essential skills students need to excel. This list comes from our experience in law school, as well as our students’ experiences. 

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Five First Year of Law School Myths and How to Defeat Them

first year of law school 5 First Year of Law School Myths and How to Defeat Them

There are a lot of rumors swirling around out there about just how terrible the first year of law school is.  Pop culture portrayals only give these myths more power.  The truth?  It’s not as bad as that!  While the first year of law school is very challenging, it is manageable with the right attitude and effort.  If you are approaching the start of your 1L year, try not to put too much stock into what you see on TV or the big screen.  Be prepared to work hard, but don’t let rumors scare you!

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5 Inside Tips for Logic Games Success

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5 Inside Tips for Logic Games Success

At our mock LSAT this past Saturday at Wayne State University, we fielded questions after students completed the exam. As you might have guessed, many of them revolved around Logic Games! Even though it is worth the least amount of any section of the exam, students worry the most about it. The basis of every question came down to this: what can I do to guarantee Logic Games success?

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The Top Five Worst Pieces of Law School Advice

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We have written a lot about what we think the best law school advice is, including several posts about how to succeed in law school. However, we hear a lot of bad law school advice too! In this post, we discuss what not to do if you want to succeed in law school. Continue reading

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