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How I got A+’s in 55% of my law school classes.  

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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

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Top 10 Latin Words for Law Students

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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.

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Law School Note Taking Tips and Shortcuts

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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

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The Right Mindset to get all A’s in Law School

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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

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Should I Transfer After 1L Year?

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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.

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What Classes do you Take your First Year of Law School?

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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

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Five Things You Should Know Going Into Law School

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Five Things You Should Know Going Into Law School

Five Things You Should Know Going Into Law School: If you are about to enter law school you need to get ready for a whole new world. Law school is unlike anything you have done before. Notoriously hard and frustrating, it will push you to your limits. But it is also fun and exciting and does not have to be super stressful! Law school changes how you think, it changes your life, and it changes you. Your first few months will be a transition. But this transition will be easier if you know a few things going into law school. Below is a list of five things you should know going into law school.

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Three Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Sign Up for Barbri 1L Year

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Three Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Sign Up for Barbri 1L Year

Three Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Sign Up for Barbri 1L Year: Your 1L year comes with a wealth of new experiences. You encounter like-minded people, demanding professors, mountains of reading, and bar exam prep course salesmen. You barely get time to figure out your class schedule before Barbri sales reps and other bar review course sales reps are urging you to sign up. They pressure you to sign up now or else miss their discounted prices and live to regret it.

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

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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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Second Semester Law School Tips

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In this post, we discuss some critical second semester law school tips! Many students do not get the grades they want the first semester. The good news is, there is plenty of time to improve your grades during the second semester of law school.  Here are a few of our best second semester law school tips. Continue reading

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