My first week of class has come to a close. The 4 Fall 1L classes here are Torts, Contracts, Criminal Law and Legal Writing, Research and Analysis (Writing 1). I'm starting to get a nice feel for what's working and what I need to work on. What I was prepared for: So far the workload … Continue reading Thoughts on My First Week of Law School.
It's Friday and I'm about to close out my first week of law school. My nerves and worries have pretty much vanished as I've gotten comfortable with the work and classes. It's been a smooth week for me, but not all of my classmates have been so luck. Here's what you need to avoid to … Continue reading 6 Things not to do in the first week of Law School.
(Can I preface this by saying Law School has started and I don't have much time for proofing? Well, I just did.) Law School has begun and for us that started with two days of orientation. Some schools have whole week while others only have a day or two so and everyone's experience will vary. … Continue reading Thriving (or Surviving?) Law School Orientation
When I was wrapping up my application cycle last year, my goal was to have it wrapped up my mid January. I ended up falling way behind and not finishing applications until over a month later. The big holdup: My personal statement. After working on it for a (possibly excessive) month, my efforts paid off. … Continue reading Personal statements that work. How to resonate with admission officers.
I am a *ahem* older law student, and had a 5 year gap between undergrad and law school. During those 5 years, I worked in sales and marketing and gained a whole new type of education. The big take away was what I wanted out of my career and my life. While in sales, I … Continue reading Working before law school. 5 lessons from my career.
Classes are almost here, hoards of 0Ls are scouring the internet for tips and tricks to get ahead before school even starts. I've compiled a list of things to obsess over for my like minded over-preparers. Get your schedule down. Before my career stint, I was an unapologetic night owls and occasionally missed an 8am … Continue reading Show up prepared. Tasks for the two weeks before law school.
Antiquated. Out-dated. Old. Not things that are particularly associated with success yet I am frequently surprised by people that insist on doing thing the old way. Case and point, my Dad was one of the last people to go to dual screens in his office and finally relented after all of his kids insisted. Now … Continue reading Use every tool in the toolbox. Technology for law school.
Why does every 1L experience read as a horror story? Yesterday, I grabbed lunch with an old friend that I hadn't seen since high school. When I told her I was headed to law school in the fall, her response was "My friend went to law school, she couldn't believe how many people dropped out … Continue reading Time to gear up. 0L reading recommendations
Milwaukee is home to only one law school, Marquette University Law School, where I am headed to this Fall. Nearby law schools include: Wisconsin, Loyola, Northwestern, Northern Illinois, Minnesota, St. Thomas, and several more in Chicago that I'm too lazy to list. Like many Tier 2 law schools, it is predominantly a regional school. Because … Continue reading Shameless school pride time? Information on Milwaukee’s only law school.
The Law School Admission process can be very confusing but it's key to get a few steps in even before you commit to going to Law School. The LSAT-A whole 'nother type of torture. LSAT Prep: The LSAT, or Law School Admission Test is the criteria along with GPA most School look at while admitting. … Continue reading Can I even get into law school? The admission process and LSAT.