The October LSAT is less than one month away! Here is your weekly roundup of news from the legal world, from tips for LSAT prep to what you might expect once law school begins.
1. Resume Writing for Law School Applications
In this U.S. News post, Ann Levine discusses how your resume should be formatted and how this often overlooked part of your application can be a great place to highlight your strengths to the admissions committees.
2. 10 Job Prep Tips for College Seniors
Maybe you’re thinking about applying for a paralegal position before heading to law school. This tip sheet from SayCampusLife.com will give you some important pointers on what you should do to round out your college career and prepare for the next phase of your life.
Thinking about law school? Doing high school outreach could be in your future. ABA now discusses an initiative for increased civic education for high school students.
4. Professor: Change Law School Faculty to Improve Practical Training
“Law schools can’t make legal education more practical and relevant if they continue to hire professors with little real-world experience who are focused on esoteric scholarship.” Do you agree Read this Law.com article to find out more information about this proposal to redefine the faces of law school education.
5. Law School No “Magic Bullet” Against Recession, but Financial Aid Can Help
Law school aspirants need to stop viewing law school as a guaranteed gateway to employment at a law firm. This article from WalletPop.com explains that by viewing a law degree as an investment for the future, law school students will be more successful in finding careers in general, not necessarily limited to law practice.
TTT may stand for Third Tier Toilet, but does it also mean a dead-end future? Although it might seem that way for now, it shouldn’t be and Justice Clarence Thomas hopes to do something about that.Â Read more about it in this New York Times piece.
7. Should Political Science Be Relevant?
If Political Science is the liberal arts equivalent of pre-law, should it be “relevant”? Inside Higher Ed examines this question. The comments at the bottom of the article also provide great insight from readers about both sides of the issue.
8. The Cart and the Horse
Should law school admissions be similar to business school admissions in that both recommend some years of experience before enrolling? Check out this article from Above the Law to read more.
9. Re-Applying to Law School
Ann Levine from U.S. News says it’s okay to reapply. Just don’t reapply with the exact same application that didn’t work before.
10. Law School Survival Guide: Advice to Hit the Ground Running as a 1L and Beyond
Law School Podcaster provides good tips on what to expect during your first year of law school.
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