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From 2L to Rising 3L: Setting up final year success

March 27, 2022

The end of 2L year is right around the corner. True to form, it’s been B-U-S-Y. You’ve worked your tail off. You’re more than ready to call yourself a 3L student. But it’s important to finish strong on upcoming 2L final exams, and then you can look ahead. Here are some things to do before […]

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How to use spring break to make the rest of the way easier

February 18, 2022

Spring break is generally thought of as being a much-needed break from the hectic law school schedule. It’s a time to relax, maybe take a vacation, and enjoy not having class. While we do believe you should use your spring break to de-stress, we encourage you not to check out completely. If you aren’t planning […]

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On the job hunt? How to pick a state bar exam in line with your search?

January 26, 2022

As the chatter around summer jobs begins, you may be wondering what your options are if you haven’t received an offer quite yet. The 3L job hunt can be stressful, especially when people around you have already secured employment. Rather than get discouraged, know that you have the ability to take back control as you […]

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What to think about before enrolling in a law school clinic

October 17, 2021

While many law students feel most comfortable in the confines of their doctrinal classes, law school clinics offer a more hands-on approach to learning for upper-level students. To secure one of the limited clinic spots can be a real feather in your career cap, as many employers will appreciate your willingness to gain experience under […]

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Three tips to begin and continue building your legal network

September 30, 2021

Building your legal network takes time. During 1L and 2L years, you have the same pressures of preparing for class but now add in: writing and researching your note or substantive paper, running or participating in student organizations, working in a clinic or externship (maybe both), moot court or mock trials and finding, securing and […]

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The many advantages of getting to know your professors better

July 28, 2021

This may sound a bit crazy to you at first, yet it’s actually a good idea: Make an effort to know your law school professors outside of class time. You may be thinking, “Really? I just got raked across the coals for half of today’s discussion, over a footnote in Hadley v. Baxendale, and you […]

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Advice from 3Ls on how to prepare for your 2L summer

May 16, 2021

By Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School So you’ve landed a summer job, but you don’t start until May, so what do you do to fill the time? Obviously, you want to come in prepared, make a good impression, convince them you’re worth a full-time job offer. How do you differentiate yourself from […]

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After an event or interview, how do you follow up?

March 26, 2021

By Katie R. Day, Quinnipiac University School of Law Around this time of year, I see the same question popping up on law school message boards and in law student’s conversations. “How do I follow up?” The question applies to so many scenarios: job and internship interviews, networking events, bar association conferences, etc. You go […]

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2L year on-campus interviews (OCI) checklist

March 26, 2021

By Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School 2L year begins, for most of us, with a week of non-stop on-campus interviews (OCIs), resulting hopefully in stellar summer associate offer(s). Since we’ve all likely heard enough OCI success/horror stories to fill a short novel, let’s instead go over the items you’ll need and the […]

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Six things to remember for your 3L law school checklist

March 8, 2021

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law If you’ve followed my law school journey since 1L year, you know I’m a bit of a long-term planner, which is also puzzling because I can be a procrastinator, too. Perhaps it’s the security of a plan that allows me to hit all […]

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