Frank Kimball’s Wonderful Advice for Law Students (& Everyone Else)

This week, Law School Podcaster pays tribute to Frank Kimball, a great contributor in the world of recruiting, mentoring and professional development for law students and young lawyers.  Frank was a guest on our podcast, Networking 101: Essential Tips for Law Students, (a podcast produced in collaboration with Ms. JD).  With great sadness, we learned today that Frank passed away.  Today Ms. JD posted a collection of some of  Frank’s warm, humorous articles, full of valuable advice for law students — and everyone else. To get…

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Thinking About Your Job Prospects When Choosing Law School

These days, if you’re considering law school, your job prospects upon earning your degree remain a big point of discussion. And well they should. The job market remains tough and the debt you incur during law school will be there for a while when you graduate — whether you have a job or not. Back in July, we posted on this topic, observing that “the business of law school has been getting a fair share of attention lately,” and that escalating tuition costs, increased student debt…

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Avoid the One-Trick Pony Personal Statement

A word of caution from the Dean of Admissions at Yale Law School: “Do not write the “one-trick pony essay.” What exactly is this? The one-trick pony essay is a personal statement that reiterates ad infinitum certain stellar accomplishments that have already been more than adequately showcased in your resume and recommendations. Instead, the personal statement should be taken as an opportunity to include additional information about yourself that you have not been able to present in the other elements…

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New Podcast Helps You Master LSAT Logical Reasoning

Our latest podcast, Mastering LSAT Logical Reasoning: Strategies to Ace the Toughest Part of the Test, is out and it focuses on the Logical Reasoning section of the LSAT. Some say this section is the most important part of the test. That’s because there are four scored sections of the LSAT and two of them are logical reasoning. Since these questions constitute half the test, you’ll really need to excel in these sections to get a high score. This is the collection of questions that…

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