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Virtual Bar Exam Summit (June 5-7)

Ms. JD is proud to serve as a Community Sponsor for this free Virtual Bar Exam Summit hosted by Vinco Prep: Join former Ms. JD Writer-in-Residence and Owner of Vinco Prep, Keriann Stout, in three days of free, virtual programming to examine bar preparation strategies and study tips.  Register here.

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How NLP Coaching Will Improve Your Life

Coaching is a concept that has been around for many years. If you go back to the original definition of coaching, you will find that it is a method of helping people to improve their skills or knowledge. However, this definition has evolved in the last few decades, and now coaching covers a wide range of activities. It covers all aspects of life from health to business and everything in between. NLP coaching is a relatively new form of coaching which focuses on using the power of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) to help people get what they want. NLP is based…

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Law School Tips And How To Be A Successful Criminal Defense Attorney

If you're considering a career as a criminal defense attorney, the first thing you should know is that there's no such thing as an average day. This career path is exciting, unpredictable, and often emotionally draining. But if being a part of the American criminal justice system appeals to you, and you feel that you are compassionate and empathetic enough to help people who have been accused of breaking the law, then this might be the right career path for you. Getting Started Your first step should be to determine if law school is really for you. If you don't…

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Want To Be A Personal Injury Lawyer? Here’s what you need to know

A personal injury attorney is considered the civil litigator who represents clients -- commonly referred to as a plaintiff -- who alleges physical or psychological injury due to negligence or untoward actions by a person, employer, government agency, entity, or organization. Personal injury lawyers revolve in a field called tort law. The area of legality concentrates on private or civil wrongdoings, harms or injury, and damages that could incur nonmonetary or monetary compensations. This consists of defamation and action of awful credit or infringement of agreement into a person's name, rights, or property. While private injury attorneys are equipped with…

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The Road Less Traveled: How Your Law School Professors Can Change Your Life

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. William A. Ward As a first-generation law student, entering law school was a daunting and nerve-racking experience. I had no idea what to anticipate, perhaps with exception to the general saying that all law students hear: “your 1L year they scare you to death, your 2L year they work you to death, and your 3L year they bore you to death.” Although this saying is somewhat catchy, it does not prepare you for the realities of the obstacles of law school and the practice…

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Five Bizarre Cases Every Law Student Should Read

Facts. Procedural history. Issue. Rule. Holding. Concurrences or dissents. I used this case brief formula hundreds of times during my three years in law school and I fear is permanently seared into my brain. Most of the cases I briefed have long since escaped my mind, but others …well, others were just so strange that still remember telling my friends and family about them! If you’re a law student looking for cases worthy of sharing on a phone call to family back home, here are five bizarre cases that you must read.     The Ghostbusters Case If there’s something strange in your neighborhood,…

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What The LSAT Should Really Teach You

BE KIND TO YOURSELF The LSAT isn’t an easy test by any means. As you go through the gruesome practice tests and study hours only to receive a non-favorable score, it is crucial that you be kind to yourself and allow space for improvement. Improving your score on the LSAT will take some time. YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC LEARNING STYLE  There is no “one way” to study for the LSAT. Everyone has their own learning style and figuring out how you learn best could help tremendously with improving your study habits that are transferred to you improving your test score.…

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Networking Is So Important As A Pre Law Student

During my prelaw journey, I used LinkedIn daily. As a first-generation law student, there are so many nuances I do not know and connections I do not have, which is why networking is so important. LinkedIn provides quick access to members of the legal community that can help you foster connections throughout your legal career.  Update your LinkedIn.  Make sure your LinkedIn is up to date and reflects who you are and the work you have done. Before adding written content to your profile it is important to pick a good professional headshot as your profile picture. Profiles with good…

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It Takes A Village

Everyone has a unique experience when it comes to their journey through law school. A quick Google search about “what to expect in law school” will give you 919,000,000 results. 919 million different points of view on what to expect, how to survive, or why you shouldn’t go. There are so many paths to finding success in law school…this is mine. I was one of those people who graduated from undergrad and was completely burned out. If I never looked at another educational book, it would be too soon. I was over it. My parents made it clear that I…

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Five Reasons to Study Abroad in Law School

To paraphrase Charles Hamilton Houston, “lawyers are either social engineers or social pariahs.”  Like many former educators turned lawyers, I decided to go to law school because I knew that my calling was to advance some sort of social change, especially within public education.  Change can only happen by promoting cultural competency in professions, in the legal system, and as a result, I believe that it can transform the trajectory of society and communities.   I am a daughter of a Filipina mother and an Ecuadorian father.  Both my parents immigrated to the United States in the late 70s from different…

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