Have you ever wondered whether online law schools are scams? To date, the American Bar Association has not approved any online law schools. Recently, advertisements on Law Student have included Google ads for online law degrees. We can’t easily prevent these ads, but we can evaluate them. Read the rest of this article »
Size. When you buy a backpack, get a very large one because you will have many large books to put in it.
Laptop. Be sure it has a protective area for a laptop Read the rest of this article »
Here is a list of some things to consider putting in your backpack as your prepare for law school:
- A few black pens
- A blue and red pen for when you need your writing to stand out
- A few highlighters
Are you a law student or attorney with a blog?
If so, LawStudent.tv will link to your blog if you post a tip or advice for law students on your blog. This will help law students find your blog. It will also give your blog publicity Read the rest of this article »
CALI’s Pre-Law Blog recently discussed whether Law School Prep Courses offered by various companies are worthwhile. It covers these points:
- The options for prep courses
- The value of a law school preparation course, and
- Should you take a law school prep course
If you are considering taking a course prior to law school, Law School Prep Courses is a great article.
Benefits of Prep Courses Offered by Law Schools
Some law schools offer their own summer preparation course Read the rest of this article »
Many law students live on student loans during law school. Money is tight.
If you are a law student seeking to save money, check out Brian Pedigo’s simple advice with tips that might benefit you: Student Loans: How to Survive on a Student Loan Budget.
Also, consider how to save money by buying your textbooks and study aids online.
Finally, keep in mind that good grades may also have a financial impact. Many schools offer scholarships for students with grades above a certain level. Further, often good grades translate into higher-paying jobs (read more on this here - Why Most Law School Graduates Earn Less Money Than They Expect). The point is, don’t disrupt your academic performance to save money, because it may cost more money than you save.
Does anyone have additional money saving tips? Add them here by posting a Comment.
New law students encounter an explosion of new words and terms from cases, the law school environment, and the practice of legal research. I remember my first few weeks of school wondering if I would ever read a case without encountering a word to lookup in my pocket-sized law dictionary.
Would you like to get a head start on the first semester? Harvard Law School identified a few terms as ones you should know in your first few weeks of law school here: HLS Library: One-L Dictionary. Learn them before school and you will have a head start. Plus, you will be able to make more sense of what you hear during your first week.
HLS Library: One-L Dictionary is a short list. This is good because you can learn it quickly before school. Also, any attempt to create a comprehensive list of words that law students should know would become very long—and that is the purpose of dictionaries.