Day in the Life of a Law Student

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Have you ever wondered what an average day is like for a law student? Check out this video. This law student created a four minute video showing a photo of him every thirty seconds throughout the day.

From my experience, this law student’s day is very similar to Read the rest of this Law Student article »

Too Many Law Schools?

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Law students and lawyers are increasingly concerned about the growing number of new law school graduates. Each year, law schools in the United States produce are more law students and more new attorneys seeking attorney jobs. But there may not be enough attorney jobs to handle to growth.

Still, many believe that more law students will ultimately have a positive effect on Read the rest of this Law Student article »

Use EtherPad to Take Notes with Friends During Class

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A new website called EtherPad allows you to take notes during class with a friend. You both edit the same page. You can see your friends notes and save the final version. It’s called real-time document editing collaboration. Why would you want this? Here are a couple examples. Read the rest of this Law Student article »

 

Don’t Mess with a Law Student’s Laptop

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A law student from Arizona State University College of Law recently made the news when a burglar broke into the law student’s apartment.

The law student awoke, and the burglar threatened to hurt him with a baseball bat unless the law student turned over his possessions. The law student freely turned over his wallet, guitar, and other items. But when the burglar went to take the laptop, he went too far.

“I was like, ‘Dude, no — please, no!” the law student said. “I have all my case notes…that’s four months of work!”

I’m going to smash your head in,” Read the rest of this Law Student article »

$500 Scholarship from American Association of Law Libraries

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Want a chance at $500 by writing an essay on any topic related to legal history, rare law books, or legal archives? The American Association of Law Libraries announced its first annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Contest. Read the rest of this Law Student article »

Student Bloggers

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I recently came across a great blog called Student Bloggers. It features blogs by law students and all other types of students. If you are a student who blogs, you may enjoy seeing other blogs by students.

What Major Should I Get Before Law School?

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A high school student recently asked:

What major should I get before law school to improve my chances of getting admitted into law school?

Here was my answer:

Years ago, certain undergraduate degrees were preferred by law schools. Today, law schools consider all degrees to be equal, with a possible exception for a Read the rest of this Law Student article »

What Law School Scholarships are Available?

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A person considering law school recently asked:

What law school scholarships are available?

This person was concerned about her ability to pay the cost of law school. Here was my answer:

Of course, you can get law school loans to help defray the cost of law school. That’s how most law students pay for law school. Setting loans aside, law school scholarships are available to some students to help cover the cost of law school and reduce the overall size of your potential law school debt.

There are three types of scholarships: academic based, Read the rest of this Law Student article »

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