Law School Mini-Guides

In an ongoing effort to make your life easier and better, The Girl’s Guide to Law School is proud to announce our Mini-Guides! Targeted collections of information on a particular topic, so you can spend more time reading and less time searching.

Without further ado:

Mini-Guides from The Girl’s Guide to Law School

Should You Go to Law School?
The eternal question: Should you go to law school? Yes, no, maybe. How can you decide?
Here’s a collection of unorthodox techniques to help you decide what to do.

Law School Myths Debunked
People have all kinds of misconceptions about law school and the legal profession. Some of these are harmless, but many aren’t. Before you sign on the dotted line, giving up three years of your life and hundreds of thousands of dollars, be sure you know what you’re getting into!

Interviews with Helpful People
Law school can feel like you’re playing a game with no rules (or at least no rules that were explained in advance). Getting advice from people who’ve made it through is the best line of defense. Our interview collection touches on exams, BigLaw jobs, public interest, and more. Check it out!

How to Conduct Great Informational Interviews
Informational interviews are useful in any number of situations. But figuring out how to actually set one up, and what to ask about, can be intimidating. Here’s a detailed, four-part guide, which will help you conduct great informational interviews.

Job Hunting for 3Ls and Recent Grads
Haven’t secured a law job yet? Take a look at this helpful series from Katie Slater, offering suggestions for 3Ls and recent law grads on securing post-law school employment.

Leaving Litigation (and Leaving BigLaw)
Not sure BigLaw is right for you? Not entirely convinced you want to be a litigator for life? This first-person series can help! In it, a friend and former colleague recounts her journey from BigLaw litigation to a more suitable role as a corporate attorney in a startup.

How to Write a Law Review Note Worthy of Publication
If you’re working on a law journal Note, you may as well try to get it published. This multi-part series from Jonathan Burns can help!

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