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Don’t Believe the Hype: First-Year Grades Are NOT the Most Important Ones You’ll Earn

If you’re reading this blog post, an attorney or current law student has likely shared the harsh reality of law school: The grades you earn during the 1L year will dictate what employment opportunities are available to you after graduation.   That’s no lie.    The vast majority of law firm recruiting takes place during the fall semester of law students’ 2L year. At that time, 1L grades, and honors like Law Review …

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Should I stay or should I go? Advice about transferring after the 1L year.

Not accepted at your dream school, and you’re thinking about nailing your first year grades and transferring after your 1L year? Law Preview hosted a live Question and Answer session with three experts, including the Dean of Admissions at Harvard Law School, to provide advice about doing just that. This session featured Kristi Jobson (Dean …

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Four Black lawyers who have argued before the Supreme Court of the United States

This Black History Month, we’re celebrating Black lawyers, both past and present — from the women who have changed history to lawyers who have argued before the Supreme Court.   Learn about the four Black lawyers you may not have heard of that have argued before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).  Christina Swarns   Christina Swarns currently serves as the Executive Director of The …

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Five law school myths, debunked

It probably comes as no surprise that you will face some serious challenges during the first year of law school.   Most entering law students walk into their first semester with a vague understanding of the 1L grading curve, how the law school pedagogy differs from undergrad, and why a law school exam is genuinely unlike any other exam they’ve ever encountered. But, given the importance of a strong start to your law school academic career, nothing about it should be vague or left open to interpretation.    To provide clarity, I’ve compiled a list of the five most common myths I regularly debunk during my 30-Minute Strategy Sessions with …

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