Fun and Inspiration at the Ms. JD Conference – She Leads!

Ms. JD - She LeadsA special guest report from Lee Burgess about the wonderful Ms. JD conference!

This past Friday, I had the privilege of attending the Ms. JD conference in Washington, DC, aptly titled, She Leads. This was my first Ms. JD conference and it was a fantastic experience. So fantastic, that I wanted to share my thoughts with all of you so you could share in my excitement.

The conference was hosted by American University College of Law. What a great location for such an event, because of the school’s commitment to the study of women and the law. Turns out that the school was even founded by two pioneering women over 100 years ago. What a great story (you can learn more about it here). American University Washington College of Law

The room was stuffed with law students and attorneys — all eager to meet each other, network and learn from each other.

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10 Things to Consider When Picking Law School Classes

Picking law school classesDo you have to select your classes soon? Here’s a great guest post from Lee Burgess on what to think about as you’re deciding!

If you are a 1L (or a 2L) it is that time of year when you are starting to decide what classes to sign up for for next semester.

I remember when I was presented with this decision for the first time:

I had no idea where to begin.

Here are 10 tips to help you with the decision process:

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Stressed About the Bar Exam? 5 Last-Minute Tips from an Expert Tutor!

RelaxAre you studying for the February bar exam? Well, you’re in luck! Bar tutor extraordinaire Lee Faller Burgess of the Bar Exam Toolbox returns to share some last-minute tips for doing your best. Take it away!

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How to Prepare For an Open-Book Exam

Open bookLaw school exam tutor extraordinaire Lee Faller Burgess of Amicus Tutoring is back with advice on preparing for an open-book law school exam. If you missed her post on preparing for a closed-book exam, check it out, too.

The Open-Book Test: A Primer

More and more law schools are offering the open-book exam. What does that typically mean?

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How to Prepare for a Closed-Book Exam

Closed bookLaw school exam tutor extraordinaire Lee Faller Burgess of Amicus Tutoring returns with advice on preparing for a closed-book law school exam. Take it away!

What Type of Exams Do You Have?

Depending on your law school, you may have many or few closed-book exams. For example, when I was a first-year law student, all of my exams were closed book. I didn’t have an open-book exam until I was in an upper-division class. [Note from Alison: I never had a closed-book exam in law school. Thanks goodness!]

However, the trend lately seems to be that more and more professors are giving open-book tests. But that doesn’t mean that the dreaded closed-book exam is gone — it is alive and well in law schools around the country!

Here are some thoughts on getting ready for your closed-book exams.

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Myths About Law School Exams, From a Tutor Who Knows!

TVLaw school exam tutor extraordinaire Lee Faller Burgess of Amicus Tutoring is back with more advice from the trenches. Today, she tackles myths about law school exams.

Stay tuned for her upcoming posts on preparing for open-book and closed-book exams!

Bad Law School Exam Myths

I must say I am constantly amazed at the advice that is circulated around law schools at finals time.

Here are just a few myths that I have heard recently and what I think about them.

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I Failed the Bar Exam! Now What?!?

Help!Fantastic guest post today from Lee Faller Burgess of Amicus Tutoring (and the new Bar Exam Toolbox) about what to do if the unthinkable happens, and you fail the bar exam.

I’ll turn it over to Lee:

You Failed the Bar Exam. Now What?

Almost anyone who has sat for the bar exam has imagined failing. You log in to the website Friday evening and your name doesn’t appear on the pass list. You are not exactly sure what to do with yourself. You have such a mix of emotions. Where do you even begin?

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Nervous About 1L Exams? Here’s Advice From a Rockstar Tutor

BlackboardIf you’re starting to get nervous about law school exams, it’s your lucky day!

Here’s some fantastic advice about getting ready for law school exams from Lee Faller Burgess, founder of Amicus Tutoring. Lee’s an honors law school grad with a background in psychology, consulting, and tutoring — so she’s the perfect person to address all the different aspects of preparing for high-stakes exams!

Without further ado:

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