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Join Ms. JD’s Global Education Fund Program!

Interested in women’s issues, international development, fundraising and education?  If yes, consider supporting us as our next part-time, unpaid, Global Education Fund program volunteer!  Ms. JD created the Global Education Fund (“GEF”) to enable women in developing countries who otherwise would not have access to further education pursue a legal education.  Each year, GEF has made it possible for two Ugandan women in each class year to pursue their dreams of becoming lawyers by attending the law program at Makerere University in Uganda. The part-time and unpaid Global Education Fund program volunteer will be responsible for: Helping to lead outreach and program development…

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Discovering What Kind of Law Practices You Are Passionate About

When a new lawyer takes their first job after passing the bar exam, they're happy to be working in their profession. The reality is most lawyers don’t stay with their first firm or continue to practice in the same area of law. It could be a challenge to change an area of legal practice, but it can be done. When a lawyer finds an area of the law that makes them feel passion, it could be motivation to make this switch.   Legal Culture It is possible for many attorneys to internalize what the legal culture has given them and…

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How to Enjoy the Journey: Maintaining School-Life Balance in Law School

We’ve worked hard to get to where we are now: law students at a prestigious university. We knew it would be difficult, but we never imagined the toll law school would take on our mental and physical health; we never knew the sacrifices we would make in our personal life and social life in order to succeed in our academic life. And yet, here we sit, contemplating if it is even worth the effort to give up so much. What if  we didn’t have to choose one aspect of our lives over another? What if we could find ways to…

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The Best Law Schools In The Eastern US

Not too long ago, I wrote about the best law schools in the western United States. I felt like it provided some great info for my readers, so here is the follow up to that article. _ The Eastern United States is renowned for Ivy League universities, so it’s no surprise that 7 of the top 8 law schools are located east of the Mississippi. The schools listed below, according to the U.S. News Rankings, are the 8 best law schools in the eastern half of the country.   1. Yale Law School (U.S. Ranking: 1) New Haven, CT Yale…

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JD Preferred Career Quiz

You know those quizzes in glossy magazines that promise to evaluate your personality and offer a tailored solution to any given problem according to your responses?  Well, this month I've created my very own 'JD Preferred Quiz' to help jumpstart your thinking on which career path suits you best in using your JD degree in a non-traditional way.  Whether you are still in law school but re-thinking the law firm path, or are a post-graduate lawyer thinking of doing something different with your law degree, this quiz can help narrow your frame of reference among the myriad options.  Ideally, your…

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Friend or Foe? Technology in Our Everyday Lives: Fintech

“Every technological revolution takes about 50 years.” Jack Ma, Co-founder of the Alibaba Group In the case of the Fintech revolution that is upending business models and competition in financial services, it is being digitized, streamed, podcasted and mobile-accessed now. It is a revolution that is taking place today as opposed to in the future. As Forbes Magazine’s Daniel Newman warns us, “If you have not heard about the Fintech revolution that is happening right now, you need to get out from under your rock.” Fintech, the fusion of finance and technology, is here with all of the subtlety and…

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First Generation Success Story: My First Legal Job and Opportunities

    Getting into law school and making it through the school year is one side of the life of a law student. However, the legal journey does not end when the casebook closes and summer begins. Instead, you take on legal jobs, opportunities, and attend events to support your legal education. If you are like me, I have taken on way too much and am constantly bobbing in and out different meetings, jobs, and activities.       In law school, your down time is dedicated to studying, living, and breathing the law. Typically, during the summer, law students…

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The Best Law Schools In The Western US

U.S. News recently released its list of the best law schools in the United States, and here are the best American law schools west of the Mississippi:   1. Stanford Law (US Ranking: 2) Stanford, CA Stanford Law School, which began operating in 1893, has been ranked among the top 3 law schools in the country since 1992, along with Harvard and Yale. More than 500 students are currently enrolled, and the school employs 90 faculty members. They accept less than 200 students per year and have an acceptance rate of 9.1%. The median LSAT score of students there is…

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You’re Writing Your To-Do Lists Wrong

When I was 9, I tried to learn to juggle. After several dedicated minutes of tossing and dropping the pins, I gave up and declared my career as a juggler was over. 16 years later, it was reborn. But, instead of tossing brightly colored objects in the air I was tossing classes, extracurricular’s, and sleep. Although I’m still no juggling expert, here are three strategies that helped me keep all my balls in the air. Swallow Your Biggest Frog First There’s nothing worse than staring at a long to-do list not knowing where to begin. You become filled with dread…

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5 Ways to Afford Law School

Going to law school can be both a rewarding and an expensive endeavor. According to Above the Law, the average law school graduate in the U.S. borrows $112,776 just to finish school. With the high tuition, you may be wondering how you’ll finance your law degree. Following these five tips might make it easier for you to pay your way through law school. Apply for Scholarships There are many scholarships that you can apply for and will help you afford law school. Some scholarships will offer enough money to cover part of your tuition while others will allow you to…

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