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.
Post 1L Update: While a lot of the "Law School Prep" books really helped me settle my nerves, I am on the fence as to whether they were helpful or not. Nothing care really prepare you for law school. Why does every 1L experience read as a horror story? Yesterday, I grabbed lunch with an … Continue reading Time to gear up. 0L reading recommendations
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.
Is Law School a good idea? That was the first question I asked myself and is very common. There are a million different approaches and answers to this question and none of them are wrong. While I can't give you particularly educated advice on the subject, I do want to go over how I came … Continue reading Thinking about law school? Short term advice.
Ten years ago, I was desperately looking for a break from my boring hometown. After getting my Bachelor degree five hours from home, 4 months in China, and years in Iowa-home didn't look that bad. With that in mind, I moved back to my childhood home to attend Marquette University Law School in the Fall … Continue reading Backwards adulting.