A) More law students are failing the bar exam than ever before, and the explanation might not be pretty. Bloomberg
B) How is law school like the Chillow? Apart from both being super chill, obvs. Forbes
C) I guess it’s not surprising that a magazine called Entrepreneur thinks law school should teach entrepreneurship.
D) Gun sales are down. Hooray!* Wall Street Journal
E) 10 genius recipes. Nothin’ fancy, just good food. Food52
*Please don’t hunt me down, gun owners.
Today’s tips come from Eileen Conner, who helps law students create excellent law school admissions essays in her work as founder of Pen and Chisel.
If you’re planning to apply for law school in fall 2015, now is the perfect time to lay the foundations for a great application. At this early stage, it’s especially useful to explore your options and begin narrowing down your priorities. In addition to studying for the LSAT — definitely the top priority for those of you taking the June test — what can you do now to start preparing?
Clarify your goals
Before you take your first steps along the path to law school, it’s important to ensure you’re working toward something you truly want.
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A) A high LSAT score has never been more in demand: “Around 5,400 people with the highest scores will enroll in law school this year, down from 9,400 in 2010 [while] some 8,700 low-scoring students will likely start law school in 2015, up from 7,000 in 2010.” Bloomberg
B) Amal Clooney’s Columbia Law students are under something of a gag order about her class. Above the Law
C) Now’s the time to start buying .law web domains. ABA Journal
D) This math problem from Singapore is driving the internet crazy, and may remind you of some of the more nightmarish Logic Games you’ve practiced with. New York Times
E) If you saw Dennis Quaid’s freak out video yesterday, it’s… not what you think it is. Slate
Every year or so, a major news outlet publishes an op-ed calling for the abolishment of the third year of law school. Having gone through law school, I can say that there’s some validity to that argument.
Allow me to explain using the following well-worn adage: In 1L, you’ll get scared to death; in 2L, you’ll get worked to death; and in 3L, you’ll get bored to death.
1L: Scared to Death
1L is really not that bad. But. You’ll still be terrified out of your beautiful mind some of the time.
The law is completely new to you, so there’s that learning curve. Then, you have the actual curve, which is unforgiving and will be spoken of by your classmates as if it’s an actual horror-film entity.
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Apr 14, 2015 - 6:49 pm - By Anna Wang
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A) Why do law schools make their application instructions so hard to find? Who knows. But make sure you search them out. Ivey Files
B) Consider how a law school’s location will affect your future job prospects. I’d also suggest considering how much winter sucks. U.S. News and World Report
C) How a minimalist lifestyle can help you survive law school. Survive Law
D) Hillary Clinton’s Chipotle order is healthier than yours. New York Times
E) Alabama Shakes is the best and you can listen to their new album for free! NPR First Lsiten