Podcast 22 – Networking 101 – Essential Tips for Law Students

You’ve heard it before.  It’s not just what you know, it’s who you  know.  If you’re a law student, or if you’re just starting to think about law school, you’ll want to start building your network now.  Networking can not only help you find that coveted first job, but can also help you hone the skills you’ll need after you’re hired and throughout your legal career.  Our guests explain how to identify networking sources, initiate contacts, socialize with…

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Podcast 21: Building the Best Law School Application Resume – Resumes To Get You Accepted

You’ve done your research and you’ve come up with the list of schools you’re applying to. Now you’re working on your applications and your resume. In this show, admissions deans and authors/consultants give you solid advice on putting together your law school application resume. This resume should be different from the resume you’ll use to apply for jobs. Our guests explain how they’re different, what admissions committees look for, what catches their eye and what is an…

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Podcast 20: Mitigating Weaknesses in Your Law School Application – How to Identify and Fix Your Weak Spots

Wouldn’t it be great if you could submit a perfect law school application?  There’s no such thing, say the experts, but one of the most significant challenges law school applicants face is the need to mitigate weaknesses or perceived weaknesses in an application.  In this show, we help you take a step back to critically evaluate your application for true weak spots, we delve into the problems that most frequently trip up candidates, and walk you through…

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Podcast 18: Avoiding Application Pitfalls – What Not to Do on Your Law School Application

It’s amazing how many law school applicants make avoidable application mistakes. It’s unfortunate, but hardly surprising, that these avoidable mistakes can result in your application being immediately rejected. You have one chance to get it right. We interviewed 3 deans of admission from leading law schools and a top admissions consultant to help you avoid application pitfalls. Guests include: Kenneth Kleinrock, Assistant Dean for Admissions, New York University School of Law Jason Wu Trujillo, Senior Assistant Dean…

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Podcast 17: Law School Survival Guide – Advice to Hit the Ground Running as a 1L and Beyond

You’re starting law school, and in case you haven’t heard, the first (or 1L) year, is not for the faint-hearted. It’s a long haul and it’s full of challenges, but there are strategies that will help you make it through successfully. We speak with professors who teach first year law students and with authors of some helpful guides to tackling your first year of law school – and beyond. We also check in with a student to…

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Podcast 16: Conquering the LSAT – Tips for Tackling the Test

Your LSAT score is one of the most important parts of your law school application and applicants worry, plan and strategize about how to tackle this dreaded standardized test. To help you overcome this challenge, we talk with some test prep experts to get study tips so you can learn how to improve from your first practice test, what to do the night before and the day of the exam. We hear from an undergraduate prelaw advisor…

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Podcast 15: Law School Admission Guides – Authors Who Wrote the Book on How to Apply and Get In

Whether you are just starting to consider applying to law school or if you are just about ready to send off your application, you are probably going to have a lot of questions about the choices you have to make before you pick the right school for you. Where do you start? How does the application process work? What do the admissions committees look for in your application? How can you make your application stand out? In…

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Podcast 14: How to Succeed as a Summer Associate – Advice to Help Turn Your Summer Law Job into a Permanent Position

Summer Associates, Legal Interns, Law Clerks. During the summer months, law students fan out across the nation to put the academic skills they’ve learned all year to the real test: doing the work of a lawyer. Whether you’re working in a law firm with a summer program, jumping into the trenches with a solo practitioner, joining a corporate counsel team or dedicating your summer to public interest work, you’ll need to make the most of your experience.…

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Podcast 13: Nontraditional Law School Applicants & Students – Tips to Help You Apply, Find the Right Fit and Succeed

Nontraditional law school applicants and students might look a little different on paper and in-person, but they still have to face the same daunting law school admissions process as those coming straight from undergraduate schools. As students, they will face the same rigorous academic curriculum and the same job search challenges as others, but they do so coming from a background and a perspective that may not always mirror that of their fellow law students. We explore…

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Podcast 12: Law School Rankings – What Do The Numbers Mean?

Law school rankings. Questioned, criticized, but rarely ignored. Whether rankings really say anything about the quality of legal education is an open question, but the fact is, they are used by students looking for the school that fits them best and by some employers deciding which law school grads to recruit. Some rankings rate full-time, part-time and international law programs, others rank schools based on their job placement rate, employer satisfaction, faculty and student diversity. You can…

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