Heather Asher

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Accelerate Your Job Search

For law students and legal professionals on the job hunt, Ms. JD's blog has what seems like endless resources.  Below are a few articles to get you started.   Basic Interviewing Tips for 2Ls on the Job Hunt Top 10 Successful Interviewing Techniques How to Ask Killer Questions During Your Interview Mommy, Esq.: Finding Your Match without Losing It - Tips for Surviving Your Job Search 10 Success Tips for Reluctant Networkers Post OCI Job Strategies Attorney Job Search: Avoid These Common Mistakes Interview with Munger Tolles Partner Tamerlin Godley on OCI Preparation

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Marybeth.Herald

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Your Brain, Law School, and Law Practice: Learning 101

How much do you know about the art and science of learning?  Okay – pop quiz: Which of the following statements is true? a. Students have distinct learning styles, including auditory, kinetic, and visual. b.  Humans use only 10% of their brain. c.  Beliefs about intelligence can affect a student’s learning. d.  All of the above. e.  None of the above. Think you have the right answer?  Read on and check. Why care about how your brain learns? If you are a law student or lawyer, you have spent (and will spend) hours mastering new subject areas.  It begins when…

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mikehassi

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Some Important Steps We Should Follow To Write A Definition Essay

A systematic approach is required in writing a definition essay and it is very important that the writer comprehends the topic in its entirety and follow the basic steps to keep it more meaningful and up to the mark. To write an effective essay, it is truly supportive to follow some important  steps, that are discussed as follows. Define the context of the essay: When writing an essay the first thing you have to do is to define the context of writing an essay. Your writing will be appreciated by all when it justifies its context which may include certain…

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Marybeth.Herald

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Your Brain, Law School, and Law Practice: Meet Your Brain

Here is a new year’s resolution that I bet is not on your list - “Get to know my brain.”  Why not?  Well, I bet you think you know it pretty well already.  After all, you have lived with it since birth, and haul it with you everywhere you go.  But given you are roommates for life, you should want to get to be better friends with your brain, even if the relationship occasionally devolves into frenemies territory.  This year, I hope to introduce you, help nurture the bond, and make some suggestions to get you past the rough patches…

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julzstufz

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Soldier On: Boot Camp to Law School—The Art of the Backbrief

Whether you are in your first, second, or last year of law school, you have just completed fall final exams. January marks the beginning of a new semester. This is the perfect time to assess how you performed. More importantly, the new year offers a fresh opportunity to learn to gather critical information that you can use to collect extra points during spring exams. Tailoring individual essay exams toward specific professors provides the opportunity to gain extra points because professors are human. They like to know that students paid attention to what they taught. This blog explains how to tailor exams…

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Heather Asher

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In Case You Missed It:  What Captured Ms. JD Readers in July 2015

Below is a review of the most popular articles on Ms. JD in July 2015.  The bar exam was clearly on the minds of a lot of Ms. JD readers.  Congratulations to all the July bar exam takers! Advice on Passing the Bar Exam Advice on Passing the Bar Exam Part IV 3 Things My Peers and I Wished We Had Known Before Starting Law School Life as a Law Student A Year Later: Reflections on Studying for the Bar Exam Life Outside of Law School: The Allure of Part Time Programs Life Outside of Law School: The Secret to…

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CEB’s Annual Basics Conference

This September, join attorneys from across California at CEB's annual Basics conference. This year, there will be four different tracks, including employment law, real property, family law and estate planning. Learn skills & gain confidence in this course designed to dissect the basic concepts, instruments and techniques. This Basics program will deliver comprehensive practice-oriented knowledge that is essential in starting a thriving estate planning practice. You will benefit from the instructors' practical guidance and insider tips, which will increase your competence in this complex practice area. This program includes two great networking opportunities—a networking reception Thursday night with the presenters and a boxed…

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awilli70.illinois@gmail.com

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Transferring Law Schools : Why I Transferred-Up

Getting into law school once is tough, but doing it twice presents its own set of challenges. I have been through the law school application cycle three times. The first time I applied, I didn’t get into a single law school. The second go-round, I got into the only law school that I applied to. The third time was the transfer application process. Once I got accepted into a law school, I went—no questions asked. I went and planned to excel. I also planned to transfer after my 1L year to a higher ranked law school. I get a lot…

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PowerScoreTestPrep

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10 Steps To Taking LSAT Practice Tests

Many test-takers mistakenly believe that taking a large number of LSAT practice tests is the best way to guarantee a high score on test day. Some LSAT “gurus” suggest taking 30, even 40 practice tests in the course of several months; others recommend taking one or two tests a day in the weeks leading up to the exam. Cranking out test after test is a grueling regimen, and not necessarily a productive one. Without a concerted effort to improve their conceptual understanding of the test, most students quickly hit a “plateau” in their scores; others see their performance languish due…

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jemi1588

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Tips for Surviving Law School

Don’t Second Guess Yourself When I came to law school one of the first things that I heard was “you need to forget everything you learned in undergraduate. You don’t know how to do anything, all of your instincts need to change.” After hearing that over and over and over, I started to believe it. As a result, I lost my confidence. It is true that law school is very different from undergraduate and many of the things that you became comfortable with - writing style, study habits - need to change. However, it is not because what you learned…

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