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Three Years, Two With Good Behavior: Pick a Career, Any Career!

Deciding to come to law school is a very difficult decision. You are committing to thousands and thousands of dollars in debt, in addition to a process that will leave you mentally and physically drained. From studying to class discussions, you will be pushed in ways you never thought possible. In a three-year program, you have time to find your interests. Everyone struggles through their first year and by their second year have had a chance to decide a bit more about the career they want. Two-year programs do not have that option. You get one summer to sort of,…

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Three Years, Two With Good Behavior: Halftime!

I am coming to the close of my first year of the two-year program I am in and decided it was a good time to reflect on the year as a whole and give final pointers. The 2-year program is an amazing fast track to your career. If you’re fortunate to know that you definitely want to be a lawyer a 2-year option gives you the chance to accomplish that. If you walk into law school knowing for sure the type of field you want to practice in then a 2-year program is a great place to get you to…

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Three Years, Two With Good Behavior: Minding Ps and Qs

When I was little I was taught that there were three things you should not discuss with your barber: politics, religion and money.  As I got older I realized that these things can be discussed in a gentile manner, but that p’s and q’s should always be minded. The Professor Students have a tendency to forget their professors are people with the capability to listen to conversations. This means all of the pre or post class chatter is easily picked up by a professor. When you are in a two-year program, you often get closer with your teachers. They learn…

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Three Years, Two With Good Behavior: C You Later!

In undergrad, it is easier to fake it until you make it with your grades. Papers can be put off, sources easily searched, and you can argue your grade for those extra few points. Law school is completely different. A ten page paper can take upwards of thirty hours to write, and the course material is too dense to try and digest only during a study period. Furthermore, in most cases your grade will be based off of one paper or one exam. If things were not already difficult, law school grades on a curve.  Grading on a curve means…

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Three Years, Two With Good Behavior: Dating Your Dean

While in law school, you will often hear about the importance of networking. The idea that “it’s not what you know, but who you know”, will follow you through your entire law school and post bar careers. There are many different ways to network. Your school will more than likely host career fairs, alumni fairs, and other events to have you interact with professionals. A lot of schools (if not all) offer mentorship programs and keep detailed lists of connections with alumni. Of all of the relationships you forge, your connections with the Dean of your program is one of…

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Three Years, Two With Good Behavior: Life in the Fast Lane, Is It for You?

Shopping for a law school program can be difficult. Endless searches of specialties, professors and programs can get confused and jumbling. Before you know it, you have a list of fifty schools to apply for and you’re wondering how you’ll be able to afford to apply let alone tuition! When you fill out your applications it gets even more confusing because there are two, three, and four year options you can choose from!  How do you know which program is for you? Here are a few questions you can ask yourself: What kind of workload do I want? Students who…

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