1L Success

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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10 tips for getting off the law school waitlist from actual admissions deans

Are you on the law school waitlist? Well, you’re not alone. According to the Law School Admissions Council, law school applications are up substantially compared to 2020. That means more competition and higher chances of landing a spot on the waitlist.   Some people attribute the increase in law school applicants to the death of Justice Ginsberg (a.k.a. “Notorious R.G.B.”) in September 2020, and a renewed appreciation for her work advancing gender equality …

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Five New Year’s resolutions every future law student should have

The new year is here and the countdown to your first 1L semester officially starts now.   With any new year comes New Year’s resolutions, and that’s especially true when you’re about to embark on an education experience that is as challenging as it is rewarding.   Law school is competitive from day one, which makes being prepared for 1L incredibly important. Adopt these five New Year’s resolutions into your …

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Spoiler Alert: If You’ve Been Accepted to Law School, You Belong There

Perhaps you’re a K-JD who is heading to law school without having ever held down a “real” job. Or, maybe you’re the first in your family to attend college or law school and you don’t know any lawyers or have any connections to the legal field. Regardless of your background, an acceptance into law school …

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Six things you can do while you’re waiting for law school decisions

So, you’ve rocked the LSAT. You’ve applied to your dream schools. What now? We understand that waiting for law school decisions can be daunting. The truth is, there are plenty of productive things you can be doing while waiting to hear back. Taking these steps can help alleviate the stress that comes with waiting for …

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Regarding Your 1L Summer Job Search (This Has To Be Said!)

For the past few months, I’ve been conducting free 30-Minute 1L Strategy Sessions with entering 1Ls who seek to position themselves for success once classes start. What I learned from these calls is that the importance of 1L grades is evident to just about 50% of the people I spoke with; however, landing a 1L …

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