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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?

 

private LSAT tutor Is A Private LSAT Tutor Really Worth It?

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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Four Reasons Why You Should Sign Up For a Law School Prep Course

 Why You Should Sign Up For a Law School Prep Course

Four Reasons Why You Should Sign Up For a Law School Prep Course

Four Reasons Why You Should Sign Up For A Law School Prep Course: Most pre-law students wonder what they should be doing in anticipation of law school.  We get many requests from admitted pre-law students asking us for tips and advice on how they can succeed in law school.  For these students, we strongly recommend our Law School Prep Course. Our Law School Prep Course is a high-quality course which provides students with the essential skills they need to succeed in law school.  Keep reading to find out the top four reasons why you should sign up for a Law School Prep Course!

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What The Heck Should I Do While I Wait For LSAT Results?

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What The Heck Should I Do While I Wait For LSAT Results?

For many students, the worst part about the LSAT is the interim period between the test and the release of results. It feels like a dead period, one where it is hard to know what action to take. With only a few months between administrations this time of year, any wasted time seems irreplaceable, especially if you struggled on the exam. So what, exactly, should you do while you wait for LSAT results?

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