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Stop Exclusively Using Your Law School Email Accounts

by Joshua Auriemma August 2, 2012 Law School

You’d be amazed at how often as a lawyer I find myself rueing my terrible decision not to back up my law school email account. That civil procedure outline someone in my study group emailed to me that I remember having a really great explanation of date calculations? Long gone because I wasn’t thinking ahead. [...]

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Backup Your Computer Right Now

by Josh Camson August 21, 2009 Advice

Most law students take all of their notes and compile their outlines on laptop computers. However, it seems few law students bother backing up their data. Without backing up, law students are gambling with all of that irreplaceable data. Some people back their data up using a thumb drive which they then keep in their [...]

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More Back-to-School Advice: Snack Right

by Laura Bergus August 17, 2009 Advice

A rising 1L I follow on Twitter recently posted, “Stocking up on packaged, processed food with preservatives galore.” She wasn’t joking, and the impending doom of the law student study-life (im)balance was driving her to seek out quick, easy, non-perishable calories. Probably every first-year law student will feel the pull of the vending machines or [...]

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On the Importance of Annoying Paperwork

by Joshua Auriemma July 17, 2009 Advice

When I started my externship, the field placement professor was extraordinarily helpful in getting me placed with an IP law firm.  She explained that traditionally, the higher ranked students don’t participate in field placement and instead focus on their academic work.  In retrospect, I have a lot to say on that subject, but it’s really [...]

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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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Why Law Students Should Adopt Twitter En Masse

by Joshua Auriemma May 1, 2009 Advice

I was something of a late Twitter adopter on my Legal Geekery persona.  I didn’t really understand how it could benefit me professionally.  Now I urge all law students to get a Twitter account as fast as possible.  Why?  That’s the easy part. There are roughly 1000 people following @legalgeekery.  I’d guess that the breakdown [...]

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7 Common Mock Trial Errors

by Joshua Auriemma March 9, 2009 Advice

I have a long history with mock trials.  I was the captain of my undergrad AMTA mock trial team, I’ve coached and judged mock trial, and I’m a member of the 1L Mock Trial Committee at law school. As I help to organize the upcoming 1L trial, I’m absolutely certain that I’ll see all of [...]

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The Best Way to Take Notes in Law School

by Mr. X July 17, 2008 Law School

Yeah, I know it’s a bold statement, but I swear by this program.  Microsoft OneNote allows students to organize multiple notebooks, sections, and subsections in one application, with instant, database-style save capability so you’ll never lose your notes.  You can create tables and charts, take notes in easily formatted bullet or numbered outlines, drag and [...]

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