Don’t Rush to Apply to Law School

by Louis Grube March 9, 2010 Advice

The problem with applying late in the application season is that you will not be among the first applicants to be reviewed by the admissions committee. There will be a number more spots filled in the entering class by March than there would be if you sent your app in September. Unfortunately, many people take the LSAT in February. If you took the LSAT in February, I’m writing this for you.

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Advice for New 1Ls: Your Lawyer Would Never Let You Sign This

by Laura Bergus July 14, 2009 Legal

The first year of law school is, in part, about jumping through hoops. Actually, it’s about showing the right people that you’re willing to jump through hoops, and then jumping through them. The toughest hoop for me was one particular application. Not an application to join something or get something, but an application to register…a […]

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Advice For Up-and-Coming Law Students: Get Some Computer Skills

by Laura Bergus June 23, 2009 Advice

It’s tough out there. Law school enrollments are rising [pdf] and yet fewer graduates are getting law jobs. So here’s a suggestion for beating the competition among your law student peers: become a geek. A computer geek, that is. From the least-geeky (being a MS Word appellate-brief-formatting master) to the über-geek (programming custom visualizations for […]

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Torts Class Taught via YouTube

by Joshua Auriemma March 24, 2009 Legal

Preface: It’s been over a year since I’ve taken torts, I’ve never practiced tort litigation, and I didn’t even bother to check my outlines to make sure this information is correct. With that said, feel free to correct me if I’m wrong about anything, but let’s hope that no one will be planning any litigation […]

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A Lapse in Etiquette

by Joshua Auriemma July 30, 2008 Life

I’m usually fairly good about following law school etiquette. I try to limit the number of comments I make in classes, I don’t talk about grades to people outside my study group, etc. These are things that are obvious. So I’m in Chicago right now for the Loyola Patent Law Job Fair, and tonight, those […]

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Speed Reading Cases

by Joshua Auriemma July 28, 2008 Advice

One of my biggest problems in law school is that I read really slow, and when I try to speed up, my comprehension can suffer. Today on digg, someone posted a link to a site called spreeder. After playing with it for a bit, It seemed obvious that I was reading faster than normal, so […]

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The Calm Before the Storm

by Joshua Auriemma July 4, 2008 Life

The relaxing period of the summer has officially ended. In the next few weeks, this is my schedule: 40 hrs/week researching Interview for a fellowship in Philly on Friday Loyola Patent Job Fair in Chicago (10 interviews, maybe more) Write an amicus brief for a case that was just granted allocatur by the Supreme Court […]

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Briefing for Law School

by Joshua Auriemma June 21, 2008 Law School

I enjoy seeing how people stumble upon this blog. One of my favorite ways someone found it was by searching, “how to sell baking soda as cocaine.” Last week, someone found their way here by searching for “case law brief-templates.” After thinking, “Awww, a 0L prepping for classes,” I thought that I should devote a […]

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