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How to Budget in Law School

Creating a budget and sticking to it can significantly reduce the cost of law school. Think of budgeting as a way to force a conversation with yourself about whether your spending matches your priorities. You can download our sample budget and edit it to fit your personal needs.

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Law School at 40

Ready for a career change? This is my advice for older, non-traditional students who are considering applying to law school.

How to Spot a Law School Gunner

What happens when you fill a competitive graduate program with ambitious high-achievers and teach them materials that hinge on policy, ambiguity, and interpretation? You get a few students that go overboard by prioritizing their own experience over others’ and get called “gunners”. Gunners are not exclusive to legal education (medical school uses it too and

LSAT Study Tips

Consistently answering LSAT questions correctly requires deep, slow preparation. These 5 tips for studying for the LSAT go beyond typical test-prep advice and get to the heart of how to master the LSAT’s unique challenges.

LSAT Prep Review: 7Sage

Are you an independent learner looking for an affordable LSAT prep program you can complete at your own pace? Are you willing to commit to the grind? If so, the 7Sage LSAT prep program is a great option for you and will save you hundreds of dollars on extra features that you don’t need. The instructor, JY, will show you a simple, fool-proof method to LSAT success if you’re willing to put in the work.

Law School Diversity Scholarships

Diversity scholarships are a means for law firms to extend opportunities and financial support to students from underrepresented groups. Firms use the scholarships, generally aimed at 1L and 2L students, to recruit diverse candidates for their associate classes. They aren’t enough to cover the cost of law school, but they can made a substantial difference in encouraging diverse candidates to apply for firm positions.

Best 10 Gifts for Law Students

Is there a law student in your life you’d like to show some love? Our writing interns put together this list of 10 gift ideas that any law student would appreciate.

Is Online Law School a Good Idea?

Many law schools moved online during the pandemic, but fully online programs are still not accredited by the ABA. They’re a fraction of the cost of in-person law school, so it might lead you to wonder if they’re a good deal. Here’s a look at an alternative legal education programs.

A Guide to Surviving Law School Cold Calls

Cold calls are a staple of first-year law classrooms, and they can be pretty scary at first. Here are the kinds of questions professors like to ask and some strategies for approaching class with confidence.

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