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Ms. JD’s Pre-Law Prep Guide: Applying to Law School: What You’ll Need and How You Should Prepare (Part II)

Editor's Note: Each week, at Ms. JD and Levo League, Ms. JD Board Member Courtney Gabbara and Bridget Sheehan will take you step-by-step through the law school application process. This is the eighth installment. To see the first, click HERE. Today we’ll tackle two of the tougher parts of the law school application process: the personal statement and addendums.  Both can be scary and overwhelming for prospective students and therefore we encourage you to take advantage of additional resources if you have any questions! Personal Statement The personal statement varies from school to school (note: follow this link to a…

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Susan Smith Blakely

Best Friends at the Bar: It All Begins in Pre-Law

Best Friends at the Bar has added a focus---pre-law programs in colleges and universities.  After all, it is in these undergraduate programs that most students decide whether or not to attend law school.  That decision should be a very informed one, and programs like Best Friends at the Bar can provide the information that the students need to make good choices for their futures.  In fact, the first book, Best Friends at the Bar:  What Women Need to Know about a Career in the Law, was written with pre-law students specifically in mind.The benefit of Best Friends at the Bar…

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Ms. JD’s Pre-Law Prep Guide: Applying to Law School: What You’ll Need and How You Should Prepare (Part I)

Editor's Note: Ms. JD is please to be sharing some of our favorite pre-law posts! Have questions about law school or pursuing a career with a J.D.? Leave a comment below or tweet @msjdtweets & with the hashtag #msjdprelaw and engage with our community! Looking for more pre-law resources, check out Ms. JD's Pre-Law Prep Guide as well as the pre-law section of our blog! Alright, time to get down to the nitty gritty of the law school application! We know up until this point, we have been guiding you on the decision of whether or not to go to law school. Recognizing that you have made this big…

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Ms. JD’s Pre-Law Prep Guide: Leave No Stone Unturned - Your Pre-Law School Checklist

Editor's Note: Each week, at Ms. JD and Levo League, Ms. JD Board Member Courtney Gabbara and Bridget Sheehan will take you step-by-step through the law school application process. We know that we have given you a lot of information over the past several weeks.  That’s why this week, we are going to give you a step by step checklist on what you need to do to prepare for the application process. Step 1: Go directly to the source. Make sure you have taken advantage of several of these strategies to ensure you have really understand the realities of the…

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Ms. JD’s Pre-Law Prep Guide: Finding Your Way: Does it Really Pay to Have a Path?

Welcome back! By now, you’ve probably decided that law school is the place for you (time to do a happy dance)! We’re so happy for you because we know that to get here, you busted through myths, left no stone unturned, and really did your homework.  (But just in case you didn’t, we’ve linked to our previous posts telling you how to do each one!)Now that we know you are going to go to law school, we want you to start thinking about how to select which law schools you will be applying to.  We know it may seem a…

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Ms. JD’s Pre-Law Prep Guide: Selective Hearing: Weighing the Pros and Cons

Assuming you’ve done your homework on the realities of the legal profession, you’re probably feeling as though you are at a crossroads (if this little guy doesn’t cheer you up, we don’t know what will!). That’s understandable! Now it is time to weigh the pros and cons of moving forward with the pre-law process or finding a different path. We have come up with a few questions for you to consider while you are weighing your various options. Take a moment as you are reading along to think about your honest answer to these questions before moving on to our…

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Ms. JD’s Pre-Law Prep Guide: Get the Scoop: Going Directly to the Source

Editor's Note: Each week, at Ms. JD and Levo League, Ms. JD Board Member Courtney Gabbara and Bridget Sheehan will take you step-by-step through the law school application process. This is the third installment of the Pre-Law Prep Guide. To read the second post, click HERE. To be or not to be … a lawyer?OK, so maybe Shakespeare didn’t use those words exactly but, in all seriousness: do YOU want to go to law school?  Our intention was not to scare you last week, but to shed some light on the realities of the legal market to help you make…

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Ms. JD’s Pre-Law Prep Guide: So You Want to Go to Law School; What Law & Order Doesn’t Tell You

Editor's Note: Each week, at Ms. JD and at Levo League, Ms. JD Board Member Courtney Gabbara and Bridget Sheehan are take you step-by-step through the law school application process. This is the second installment of the Pre-Law Prep Guide. To read the first post, click HERE.“You’re out of order! You’re out of order! The whole trial is out of order!”--And Justice for All “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!” -- A Few Good Men Sound familiar? It never ceases to amaze us how the media, TV shows, movies, and literature portray lawyers; however, the everyday person,…

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Ms. JD’s Pre-Law Prep Guide: An Insider’s Perspective to the Law School Admissions Process

Happy New Year from Ms. JD! We’re making a resolution at Ms. JD to help more women get into the law school of their dreams.  How? Each week, at Ms. JD and at Levo League, we are going to take you step-by-step through the law school application process from deciding whether law school is right for you to deciding which school best fits your needs and everything in between! Every Thursday, you should expect a post that will explore different phases of the pre-law process.  We will begin by going over steps you can take to familiarize yourself with what…

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Susan Smith Blakely

Best Friends at the Bar: Your Best Preparation For Law School

Now that we are full into the fall college semester, my thoughts go to the many college and university seniors who are applying to law schools----and the many other college and university students who are thinking about applying to law schools. Some of the students in their first years of college must be wondering how best to prepare for a law education. If they are not, they should be!Although there are no guaranteed prescribed programs and no one path to law school, there is some good advice floating around out there, and I feel compelled to add my own. Some…

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