Reparing for Exams – This informational piece was created in order to help law students prepare for outlining and exams.
Classification and Verification of Law School Outlines – Classification and verification can be a very difficult process. However, Arbi Tamrazan from the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University gives an in-depth look at several algorithms that allow this process to run smoother than before.
How to Brief a Case – During the course of law school, students may be called upon to make a student brief of a case to be used in classroom discussion later. This publication by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice gives information on how to create both an appellate and student brief.
Introduction to Basic Legal Citation – Legal citation is an important part of outlines, tests and exams. Peter W. Martin of Cornell created this comprehensive guide to proper legal citation for both students and professionals to understand the basics rules used for this purpose.
About the LSAT – The Law School Admission Test measures skills that many schools believe are needed in order to be successful. It is administered four times a year and usually lasts around half of a day.
Columbia Law School Old Exams – Columbia Law School posts copies of previous exams, including the final exam, as a resource for students. This allows students to get a feel for how exams will be worded and what responses are expected.
Taking Law School Multiple Choice Exams – The University of San Diego School of Law has provided this guide for students on how to take multiple choice exams. It includes what to do before the test, during the test, and common mistakes.
Academic Legal Journals & Reviews
The Jurist – The Jurist is an online publication that is released by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. It features information of legal news, academic commentary, and professional opinions.
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals – Published by the William S. Hein & Co for the American Association of Law Libraries, this guide lists different legal periodicals that address foreign legal issues.
Bar Prep Videos – SLU Law provides a video to help students prepare for taking the bar exam. The video also helps the family of the student understand how to support them during this time.
Study Guide – The Florida Bar Exam releases essay questions from the most recent bar exams for students to use as a study guide.
MPRE Information – The Multi-state Professional Responsibility Examination is usually about 60 questions and takes around two hours. Most questions are multiple choice. It is administered three times each year.
Bar Exam Preparation Essentials – The Southwestern Law School wrote a comprehensive checklist for students preparing to take the California Bar Exam. This list is made up of basic information for before and during the exam.
Juvenile Delinquency Law Examination Guide – Juvenile Delinquency is considered a specialized area of Law. This study guide is for those who need to know information about the subject matter covered in the Juvenile Delinquency section of the Bar.
Resources For Pre-Law Students
Learning Strategies for Law Students (PDF) – This report by Paul T. Wangerin gives important strategies that law students can use in order to be successful in school. It touches on traditional approaches to learning, and then moves into educational psychology and learning theory.
Academic Preparation – Law schools look for applicants who have taken certain classes, no matter their general major. The following is a list of classes that UFL recommends to those wishing to pursue pre-law.
The Official LSAT PrepTest – Published by the Law School Admission Council, this is a workbook and practice test to help students do well on the LSAT.
How to Research Nonprofit Careers (PDF) – Many law schools look at more than just academics when deciding on admissions. This guide helps students find good nonprofit organizations that can help with legal volunteering.
Pre-Law – Students interested in pursuing a career in law are not necessarily required to have any certain major. Other than the LSAT, this information can help stand out amongst the other applicants.
What Questions Should I Ask? – Oftentimes, knowing the right questions to ask when looking for law schools is just as important as the application process. Students should know what to consider and how each law school compares.
Sample LSAT Questions – The For Dummies series covers a bit of what to expect when taking the LSAT. They also cover the different sections that the test is divided into.
Outside Scholarships – Law school can be expensive. In order to help students pay for college, Yale has developed this list of scholarships in several different categories with various award amounts.
Fun Scholarships for High School Students – High school students interested in pre-law can apply to the scholarships in this document to get a head start on funding their college degree. These are considered “fun” scholarships, so they are not standard essays.
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