Reconsidering Your Law School Dreams

When I first started thinking about this article, I knew it would be controversial. As a law schools student I’m supposed to make you feel like there’s nothing in the world that you can’t accomplish, including going to law school. Law school is supposed to make you feel as powerful as possible. After all, law school is something that’s very hard, and it’s supposed to make you feel like a champion if you survive. That’s true — law school is one of the hardest things that I’ve ever done, and it’s nice to know that […]

Setting Goals for Law School Is Critical!

A lot of newcomers to the world of law school write me for advice, and I definitely appreciate the feedback. These questions help me really reflect on my own law school experience, and it causes me to come up with some good advice for you from every angle. One of the first questions that people ask me is what is the one thing that has made it so easy for me to stay at the top of my class. I’ll tell you without even charging you anything for the answer: it’s the fact that I […]

Coping with Depression in Law School

Where does depression hurt? All jokes about commercials aside, depression hurts law students everywhere. People form all walks of life go through moments of depression, and law student really are no different. If you’re in law school and starting to feel the sharp pangs of depression, don’t worry — you are not alone. In fact, you’re actually in good — albeit silent — company. There are a lot of law student struggling with depression as they try to get used to a new world that will demand more of them than they could have ever […]

3 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me About Law School!

It’s said that hindsight is 20/20, and no one knows that better than a law student. While I’m glad that I did make the choice to go to law school, there are numerous mistakes I made that I wish I had been able to fix. I can’t go back in time to fix them, but I can share with you the three big things that I wish someone would have told me about law school! First and foremost, I wish that someone would have told me how intense law school is compared to undergrad. I […]

Why Yes, Everyone in Law School is Competing with You

There’s a subject on this law school blog that keeps coming up, and that subject is competition. When a lot of people apply to law school, they think that they will be just fine. After all, didn’t they already endure four to five years of undergrad? Aw, how cute. You think that you know everything there is to going to law school because you went to undergrad. I hate to be smug, but you really have no idea what waits for you in law school until you’ve either heard the war stories of actual law […]

Can You Find a Company to Pay For Law School?

If you’re already employed by a major company, then it’s safe to say that you have some work experience. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you can’t get a little more experience by going back to school. It’s all about staying in motion if you’re really serious about your career, and this means that you must make sure that you look into anything and everything that can help you move to the next level. If you’ve thought about law school, then you definitely wouldn’t be the last employee to think about it. There’s usually the […]

Law School to Kick Off a Second Career – Yes, You Can!

If your first career isn’t making you happy, don’t worry — you are definitely in good company. A lot of people find that they followed a certain script — go to school, get a good job, and try to raise a family. While that works out for many people, you shouldn’t be surprised if you find that your life could use a few improvements. For example, if you’ve always wanted to be a lawyer, you might have settled for something different in hopes that you will be able to get your life together. Maybe you […]