LSAT Prep Options: Every LSAT

Every LSAT LogoWe’re excited to initiate a series of interviews with various LSAT prep companies, exploring their approach and getting some tips for success. (If you’d like to be featured, let me know.)

Today, we’re talking with Every LSAT, a self-study option that’s designed to mimic test day conditions. Welcome!

Could you talk a bit about Every LSAT: What’s your philosophy? What type of instruction do you offer? How are you different from other LSAT prep courses?

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Should Your Law School Apps Talk About Your Career Goals?

direction-signs-1285311-mPotential law students often ask if it’s required that they know what type of law they want to practice before applying.

Please welcome today’s guest, John Rood of Next Step Test Preparation to share some thoughts on the topic.

Should you tell admissions committees what you want to do with your life?

With nearly all law school applications, the school doesn’t demand to know what field of law interests you. Many applicants, however, are curious whether discussing their interest in a particular aspect of the law is a net positive for their application.

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Tales from a Canadian Attorney: A New Way of Practicing Law

Carli Website Picture 2013 (small)Many lawyers realize that the legal profession has changed dramatically in recent years. As such, attorneys who want to thrive (and survive) must start looking at a new way to practice law.

We’re delighted to welcome Canadian attorney Carli van Maurik back to talk about exactly what you can do assure career survival. Welcome back, Carli!

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Creative Career Options: Legal Psychology

Caterina MariaHow many psychology majors end up in law school? A lot!

Today, we’re excited to welcome Caterina Maria to the site to talk about an interesting emerging area of legal practice — legal psychology. Maybe you can put that undergraduate degree to good use, after all!

Without further ado, here’s Caterina.
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FYI: A Helpful Webinar for Depressed Lawyers

Lawyers with DepressionToday, we’re pleased to welcome Dan Lukasik, founder of Lawyers with Depression, to the blog to talk about a very important topic: depression in the legal profession.

Dan’s hosting a helpful webinar this Friday, which you might find interesting if you’re a depressed lawyer who is struggling to get things done.

Without further ado, here’s Dan!
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Have You Joined the Law Students for Pro Bono Campaign?

Equal Justice Works logoAre you a fan of pro bono work? Then you’ll want to know about Law Students for Pro Bono, a campaign calling for the ABA to adopt an aspirational goal that all law students perform at least 50 hours of pro bono work during law school.

Today, we’re pleased to welcome back Radhika Singh Miller, Senior Program Manager, Law School Relations at Equal Justice Works, to explain how YOU can get involved!

What is Law Students for Pro Bono?

Law Students for Pro Bono is an exciting new initiative for law students who believe pro bono can make a difference. Equal Justice Works is supporting the hundreds of law students and graduates who are speaking up through the campaign, asking the ABA to adopt an aspirational goal for law students to participate in 50 hours of pro bono. The deadline for comments is this Friday, Jan. 31! There’s still time to add your support by signing the online petition today.

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A Funky New Timekeeping Option for the LSAT

LSATMax watchLet it never be said that applying to law school doesn’t require complying with some weird rules. Case in point — the “all analog” timekeeping requirements on the LSAT.

If you don’t want to spend your precious mental energy adding and subtracting time during the LSAT, check out today’s guest post from LSATMax. They’ve created — wait for it — a 35 minute watch! And they’re here to share some LSAT timing advice.
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2014: The Year of the Hustle

2014 Year of the HustleIt’s January, so we must reflect and resolve, right? Well, I’ve never been one for resolutions (just do it, don’t talk about it), but the beginning of a new year is a good time to examine recent history and identify “areas of potential growth,” shall we call them.

When I think about what I’ve been most surprised about in the 2+ years since I started The Girl’s Guide to Law School, one key thing stands out: The remarkable lack of urgency that many law students and young lawyers seem to feel about shaping their lives and their careers.

Before you get all offended, let me be clear. I’m not saying you’re lazy. I’m not saying you don’t spend a lot of time studying in the library. But — and I have to be honest here — there is a odd lack of gumption, of hustle, that permeates many of the interactions I have with law students and new lawyers.

A few examples:
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4 Tips for Staying Healthy in Law School

Katy McCoyWe all know law school is time consuming, particularly during exams. But you know what’s extra time consuming? Having to spend the whole day sick in bed!

Today, we’re thrilled to have 1L Katy McCoy here to share some tips she’s learned about staying healthy and sane in law school.

Take it away, Katy!

When you start law school, it quickly becomes obvious that for the remainder of your time there, you will never have “extra” time. But, by being good to yourself, you can avoid taking time away from yourself.

Implementing these basic behaviors can help you do that:
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LSAT Prep Options: Get Prepped

Get Prepped LSAT PrepWe’re excited to initiate a series of interviews with various LSAT prep companies, exploring their approach and getting some tips for success. (If you’d like to be featured, let me know.)

Today, we’re talking with Patrick O’Malley of Get Prepped. Hi, Patrick!

Could you talk a bit about Get Prepped: What’s your philosophy? What type of instruction do you offer? How are you different from other LSAT prep courses?

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