Law School Lowdown Secrets of Success from the Application Process to Landing the First Job

ISBN-10: 143800317X
ISBN-13: 9781438003177
Edition: 2013
Authors: Ian E. Scott
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Description: If you're a law school student, or if you're planning to apply to law school, you'll find the practical guidance you'll need for success--plus tips on pitfalls to avoid--when you open this important new book. Written by a recent Harvard Law School  More...

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List price: $19.50
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034

If you're a law school student, or if you're planning to apply to law school, you'll find the practical guidance you'll need for success--plus tips on pitfalls to avoid--when you open this important new book. Written by a recent Harvard Law School graduate who is currently associated with major Wall Street law firm, this brand-new blueprint for legal accomplishment gets down to specifics with--The law school application process and tips on taking the important Law School Admission Test (LSAT)Selecting a law school, applying for scholarships, and deciding between top-ranked and lower-ranked schoolsMaking the grade during that vital first year at law schoolThe best courses to take in second and third yearsThe advantages of publishing papers while in law schoolSeeking out summer positions at law firmsTaking and passing state bar examsFinding employment at a law firm after graduationOther post-law school options, including judicial clerkshipsValuable appendices give you still more advice, and include a completed model law school application form, effective résumés, a model brief of a case for class, and much more. Written by a successful attorney and based on his own law school experiences,The Law School Lowdownzeroes-in on both the rigors and satisfactions that comprise the law school experience, offering the advice and counsel that will pave your way to a successful career in law.

Introduction
Finding a Job After Law School
The Top 12 Myths About Law School Exposed
What the Author Can Teach You
How Is This Book Different from Other Law School Guides?
The Law School Application Process
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
Completing the Law School Application
The Personal Statement
Choosing a Law School
The Year Before Law School
The First Year of Law School
First-Year Courses
How Law School Courses Are Taught and the Socratic Method of Teaching
How to Get High Grades in Your First Year and Beyond
More Important Things About Your First Year
The Second and Third Years of Law School
Common Second- and Third-Year Courses
How to Register for the Courses You Want
Publishing a Paper While in Law School
The Multi-State Professional, Responsibility Exam (MPRE)
The Summer Experience at a Large Corporate Law Firm
Taking a Summer Position at a Large Law Firm
Turning Your Summer Employment Into a Permanent Job Offer
Working at a Large Law Firm
Corporate Work in a Large Law Firm
Litigation Work in a Large Law Firm
Corporate Law and Litigation Compared
Deciding if a Full-Time Job with a Large Law Firm Is for You
Selecting a Law Firm
Finding a Law Firm That Is a Good Fit for You
Narrowing the Choices of Where to Work
Work Opportunities Outside the Large Law Firm
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Working for the Government or a Not-for-Profit Organization
Judicial Clerkships After Law School
Transferring Law Schools After Your First Year
What You Need to Transfer
Things to Consider When Making Your Decision
The Part-Time Program
How the Part-Time Program Differs from the Full-Time Program
Things to Consider if You Want to Study Part-Time
What You Should Know About the Bar Examination
The Bar Examination
The Multi-State Bar Exam (MBE)
Preparing for the Bar Exam
Useful Resources
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Index

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