Advice for Pre-Law Students: Applying to Law School

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Do you have friends who are hoping to apply to law school? Here are a couple good websites that pre-law students often miss:

Summer Listening: Law School Podcasts

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During the summer, some law students listen to Sum & Substance CDs to prepare for fall classes. Others let their ears take a complete break from the law. For law students who find themselves somewhere inbetween, here is a list of some thought-provoking lectures from some of America’s top law schools. They are available for download to listen on your computer or iPod.

For more information on podcasts or podcasts of interest to law students, visit these articles:

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Why Do Some Law Students Have a Blog?

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UPDATE: Real Lawyers Have Blogs says that one law school graduate landed a job with a large firm by blogging.

NOTE: If you are a law student or attorney with a blog, please see the offer to promote your blog at the end of this post.**

As blogging becomes more popular, it is inevitable that law students will increasingly become bloggers. Still, this may be a little surprising considering the immense time pressures that law students face. However, maybe it is exactly that pressure that entices law students to have a blog. That is, maybe writing to a blog is a release of tension, much like journaling used to be.

Marketing
Blogs can also be a form of marketing. For example, Andrew Flusche started his blog, » FULL STORY

 

Law School Trick for Massive Memorization

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Law school isn’t supposed to be about memorization. Unfortunately, most law students encounter at least one closed-book exam that requires memorizing various elements (e.g. criminal law), standards of review (e.g. constitutional law), rules (e.g. property), or other information. Sometimes a student merely wants to memorize a checklist of key issues to spot.

If you are facing a closed-book exam like this, have no fear. The solution is using common memorization tricks that can help you store massive amounts of information, at least, for a few days.

These aren’t late-night television infomercial tricks. And you don’t have to pay for them. These are mnemonic methods frequently taught in bar exam preparation courses.

Just spend 2-3 minutes reviewing the techniques, and select the best one for your law school exam: Mnemonic Techniques and Specific Memory Tricks to Improve Memorization.

How to Market Your Website or Blog with Zookoda

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Law students and attorneys are increasingly recognizing the value of having blogs. Those with blogs or even just a website might be interested in a free, new service that enables bloggers to send a daily, weekly or monthly summary of the latest blog posts directly to visitors’ inboxes: Zookoda.com. Think of it as blog email.

Benefits for Website Owners Too
If you don’t have a blog, that’s no problem. Maybe you publish content directly to your website. For you, Zookoda’s free email service offers you an effective way of pushing content and attracting visitors back to your site. Although Zookoda is positioned for bloggers, Zookoda offers great benefits to » FULL STORY

Reduce Your Time Online with an RSS Reader

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Law students, like lawyers, have busy lives and a shortage of free time. That’s why this little tip to save time online is so helpful.

You may have wondered what RSS or this symbol RSS Feed means. It means the website you are reading has an RSS feed, which can be read by Google Reader or another RSS reader. But what is RSS? Watch this short and entertaining video explaining how an RSS reader will save you a lot of time on the web. » FULL STORY

Lawyer Marketing Service: Top Lawyers of America

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Marketing skills are important to law students and new lawyers. This article will review one online advertising option for lawyers providing legal services: TopLawyersofAmerica.com.

Top Lawyers of America.com is a website designed for lawyers to advertise themselves or their law firm. This website features a wide variety of categories that potential customers can search to find an attorney to » FULL STORY

You Can Listen to Law School Cases on Your iPod

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Tired of reading your law school cases? Or maybe you just want to reinforce what you read. Now you can listen to cases on your iPod. Just download the audio file of cases in your law school casebook at AudioCaseFiles.com.

Even better, AudioCaseFiles.com has case briefs, so you can listen to an overview before you read a case, or you can listen to the case briefs as a review for final exams.

The quality of the audio files is excellent, with professional voices that make for easy listening—which is quite an accomplishment for boring cases.

This is a great tool for law students seeking to utilize time while driving, exercising, or sitting on a bus.

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