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Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about some common problems that we see in the analysis section of legal essays, whether from 1Ls or all the way to the bar exam. Conveniently, we have some suggestions for solving these problems! In this episode, we discuss: Common mistake number 1: Not systematically laying out the elements Attack plans – what are they and how can they help you improve your essay analysis Don’t forget about terms of art – don’t write two paragraphs when two words will do Another common and big mistake – missing issues – remember the FACTS are there for a reason The best way to learn to identify issues from facts – PRACTICE Two big DON’Ts – don’t ignore counterarguments and don’t forget the conclusion BECAUSE you might lose big points How to better organize your essay to make it easier for the grader to read RESOURCES: Wondering What an Attack Plan is? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/wondering-what-an-attack-plan-is/) Podcast Episode 139: How to Issue Spot an Exam Question (w/Live Example) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-139-how-to-issue-spot-an-exam-question-w-live-example/) Tips for Using Facts on Final Exams (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-for-using-facts-final-exams/) The Value of Issue Spotting and Strategies to Improve Your Skills (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/value-issue-spotting-strategies-improve-skills/) It’s Almost Finals! Are You Getting the Most out of Your Study Time? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/its-almost-finals-are-you-getting-the-most-out-of-your-study-time/) Where Can You Find Sample Law School Essay Exams? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/where-can-you-find-sample-law-school-essay-exams/) How to Write a Law School Exam: Deal with the Ambiguity (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-write-a-law-school-exam-deal-with-the-ambiguity/) The Single Most Important Word in a Law School Exam Answer (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/the-single-most-important-word-in-a-law-school-exam-answer/) How to Organize Your Exam Answers (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-organize-your-exam-answers/) From Bare Bones to Meaty Analysis: How to Skeleton Outline Your Essay (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/from-bare-bones-to-meaty-analysis-how-to-skeleton-outline-your-essay/) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/LST-Ep-163-Legal-Analysis-Issues-and-How-to-Solve-Them.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about how to attack multiple choice questions on a law school exam - something we're seeing a lot more of these days! In this episode, we discuss: Why we are seeing more multiple choice questions on law school exams The right answer versus the best answer - how legal multiple choice questions are different than other multiple choice exams We walk you through a sample multiple choice question and give you tips on how to approach it How and why practicing multiple choice questions can help you study even if your exam doesn't include them Where to find more practice questions Resources: Emanuel Strategies and Tactics (https://www.amazon.com/Strategies-Tactics-Second-Emanuel-Review/dp/1454809930) Crunch Time Series (https://www.wklegaledu.com/study-aids/emanuel-series) CALI Lessons (https://www.cali.org/lesson) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Episode_136_Multiple-Choice-Questions-on-Law-School-Exams.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts0 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) (or your listening platform of choice). And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
Welcome back! Today, we’re talking about how to evaluate your summer legal job experience, and how to make sure you leave on good terms. As your summer law job is drawing to a close, here are some ways to ensure you learn as much as you can from the experience. In this episode we discuss: What you need to be thinking about as your summer job comes to a close Handling summer evaluations Are there experiences you still want to have at this job? Lee and Alison share their summer job experiences Evaluating if this type of law or firm is right for you The importance of references from your summer job  What type of feedback are you getting, if any? What can you take away from this job? Is it OK to reach out after you have left and gone back to school? How to leave gracefully and without burning any bridges If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast. Today, we’re talking about law school Orientation. If you’re getting ready to start law school, tune in! In this episode we discuss: What happens at Orientation? Do you even have to go to Orientation?  Lee and Alison share their Orientation experiences (including a city-wide blackout!) What should you aim to get out of Orientation? How to deal with different personality types How to adjust to being back in school after a professional job Surviving Orientation if you are an introvert Why you need an elevator pitch Who do you go to with post-Orientation questions? If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). Thanks for listening! Good luck in law school! Alison & Lee Resources: Start Law School Right Course (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) Get Off to a Smart Start in Law School (podcast) (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-56-get-smart-start-law-school/) Law School Toolbox Experts Share: Surviving/Optimizing Law School Orientation (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-experts-share-suggestions-for-survivingoptimizing-law-school-orientation/) Reflections on my 1L Orientation (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/reflections-on-my-1l-orientation/)
Welcome back! Today's episode is about a very important topic: financial considerations before, during, and after law school. If you're thinking about taking out law school loans, or you already have, this one is for you!  In this episode we discuss: Why is law school debt such a huge issue for so many people?  What is the average law student debt?  The causes of this staggering debt load Pros and cons of the alternative approaches to pay off your loans Downsides of IBR and LRAP that might not be obvious How to make sure you understand what you are in for and what the payoff will be for loans before you accept them Whether schools are lying about your job prospects Types of student loans and how they work Scholarship options, and why you need to be clear about how likely you are to keep a scholarship after the first year (hint - it might be a lot harder than you expect!) Alison shares her experience negotiating financial aid with her school Tips to save money as a law student Potential side hustles for law students Resources: Federal Financial Aid Options (LSAC) (http://www.lsac.org/jd/financing-law-school/financial-aid-options#federal) Financial Aid Overview (LSAC) (http://www.lsac.org/jd/financing-law-school/financial-aid-overview) Ask Heather Jarvis (http://askheatherjarvis.com) Law School Transparency Project (http://www.lawschooltransparency.com/) Law School Myth: Lawyers Make A Lot of Money (http://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/09/law-school-myth-1-lawyers-make-a-lot-of-money/) Law School Survey of Student Engagement (http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/2016/02/lssse-upcoming-report-.html) Defusing the Student Loan Interest Tax (https://lawyerist.com/83690/defusing-student-loan-interest-tax-bomb/) Loan Payment Calculator (http://www.finaid.org/calculators/loanpayments.phtml) Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact).  Enjoy! Alison & Lee
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're counting down our top ten episodes for incoming 1Ls. This list is good listening for anyone, but especially for those getting ready to start law school in the fall. If law school's coming up soon, here are some episodes we recommend you check out! In this episode, we discuss: Money issues to think about before starting law school from negotiating scholarship offers (yes, you can do this!) and the realities of law school debt to creating a budget and what you should or should not buy before you start law school Ways to prepare for the transition to law school mentally and emotionally, as well as academically How to set yourself up for success BEFORE starting law school and how to survive your first month Why is law school so hard? Special concerns of non-traditional and first-generation law students RESOURCES: Podcast Episode 38: Can You Really Afford Law School? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-38-can-you-really-afford-law-school/) Podcast Episode 92: Top 1L Questions: The Money Edition (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-92-top-1l-questions-money-edition/) Podcast Episode 104: Law School Essentials – What to Buy (and Not to Buy) Beforehand (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-104-law-school-essentials-what-to-buy-and-not-to-buy-beforehand/) Podcast Episode 43: Getting Mentally Prepared to Start Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-43-getting-mentally-prepared-to-start-law-school/) Podcast Episode 89: The Leap from Undergrad to Law School (w/Keri Clapp) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-89-the-leap-from-undergrad-to-law-school-with-keri-clapp/) Law School Toolbox Tutors (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/meet-law-school-toolbox-tutors/) Podcast Episode 40: Preparing for Your First Semester of Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-40-preparing-for-your-first-semester-of-law-school/) Podcast Episode 56: Getting off to a Smart Start in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-56-get-smart-start-law-school/) Podcast Episode 2: Why is Law School Hard? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-2-law-school-hard/) Podcast Episode 98: Top 1L Questions: Non-Traditional Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-98-top-1l-questions-non-traditional-law-students/) Podcast Episode 113: Life as a First-Generation College and Law Student (w/Shirlene Armstrong) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-113-life-first-generation-college-law-student-shirlene-armstrong/) Podcast Episode 60: 5 Tips for Surviving the First Month of Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-60-5-tips-surviving-first-month-law-school/) Start Law School Right Course (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/LST-Ep-151-Top-10-Podcast-Episodes-for-Incoming-1Ls.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter to make sure you never miss an episode!  Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with Sadie Jones, an ex-BigLaw recruiter, about the top OCI mistakes to avoid – from the actual on-campus interviews through the callback process. This episode is chock full of good advice so you don’t want to miss it! In this episode, we discuss: Sadie tells us some of the biggest mistakes she remembers from her BigLaw recruiter days How to dress and how NOT to dress for BigLaw interviews Cardinal rule #1: NEVER be late! Interview tips for students who go straight from college to law school and for non-traditional students What you should know about the firm and your interviewers BEFORE you interview Advice on note taking during interviews, business cards, thank-you notes, and more! RESOURCES: Podcast Episode 3: Mastering the On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) Process (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-3-mastering-campus-interviewing-oci-process/) Fashionably Lawyered: How to Dress for a Law Interview or Internship on a Budget (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/fashionably-lawyered-how-to-dress-for-a-law-interview-or-internship-on-a-budget/) How to Prepare for OCI Interviews (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/prepare-oci-interviews/) Podcast Episode 4: Callback Tips for BigLaw Summer Associate Positions (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-4-callback-tips-biglaw-summer-associate-positions/) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/LST-Ep-152-Top-OCI-Mistakes-to-Avoid-w-Sadie.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about public policy work and gun violence prevention with Allison Anderman, the managing attorney at the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. In this episode, we discuss: What Allison does as a gun violence prevention public policy expert How her career path lead her to her current position The difference between litigation and policy work and how law school doesn’t really prepare you for policy work Public speaking and how Allison got comfortable with doing media, press, and government testimonies in her current position Tips for students interested in public interest advocacy or policy RESOURCES: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence: Managing Attorney Allison Anderman (http://lawcenter.giffords.org/about/our-team/) Giffords Law Center Fact Sheet: Extreme Risk Protection Orders (http://lawcenter.giffords.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/18.05-FACT-ERPO-Updated-5.7.18.pdf) Giffords Law Center Fact Sheet: Child Access Prevention (http://lawcenter.giffords.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/CAP-Laws-Factsheet-Giffords-Law-Center.pdf) Podcast Episode 138: Top Ten Public Speaking Tips (w/Jennifer Warren) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-138-top-ten-public-speaking-tips-w-jennifer-warren/) Moms Demand Action California Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/MomsDemandActionCA/) Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (http://www.bradycampaign.org/about-brady) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/LST-Ep-153-Working-for-Gun-Violence-Prevention-Group-w-Allison-Anderman.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about handling toxicity in law school – whether it's bad behavior from your classmates or overbearing expectations from other people, including your parents, professors, friends, or even yourself. In this episode, we discuss: Common sources of toxic behavior in law school – your parents, professors, classmates, and sometimes your friends Consequences of too much toxicity – burn out, depression, and even substance abuse How to handle the toxic behavior and its consequences and some possible resources to help you Why one of the biggest sources of toxicity can be your own self-sabotaging behavior. We talk about how to identify it and give you some tips to deal with it. RESOURCES: Podcast Episode 1: Mindset - The Key to Success in Law School? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-1-mindset-key-success-law-school/) For Parents: Helping Your Law Student Get off to the Right Start (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/for-parents-helping-your-law-student-get-off-to-the-right-start/) Podcast Episode 123: Mental Health in Law School and the Legal Profession (with Sarah Weinstein) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-123-mental-health-law-school-legal-profession-sarah-weinstein/) Let’s Talk about Sleep (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/lets-talk-about-sleep/) Five Myths about the Law School Study Group (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/five-myths-about-the-law-school-study-group/) Podcast Episode 63: Dealing with Self-Sabotaging Behavior in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-63-dealing-self-sabotaging-behavior-law-school/) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/LST-Ep-148-Toxicity-in-Law-School.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
Welcome back! Today we're talking about something that's not discussed all that often in law school, which is emotional intelligence. This is an important piece of the puzzle for happiness and success in your law career and in life.  Want to know how to develop these skills? Tune in!  In this episode we discuss: What is emotional intelligence? Why is emotional intelligence important in legal work? Can better emotional intelligence make you a better lawyer (or will it just make you soft)? How to handle the stress of navigating rough waters for your clients Why there's persistent conflict in the legal profession and how to handle it Lee and Alison give examples of conflict from their legal work Personality types and how they affect your lawyering The importance of empathy and compassion in lawyers Exercises and resources for developing emotional intelligence Resources How to Be a Success at Everything (https://www.fastcompany.com/3042330/how-to-be-a-success-at-everything/how-one-simple-change-can-make-you-a-better-listener) 4 Rituals That Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience (http://time.com/4042834/neuroscience-happy-rituals/?xid=fbshare) Jeena Cho (http://jeenacho.com/) Judi Cohen, Warrior One (http://warriorone.com/) When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron (https://www.amazon.com/When-Things-Fall-Apart-Anniversary/dp/1611803438/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1484089071&sr=1-4&keywords=things+fall+apart) Books by Brene Brown (https://www.amazon.com/Bren%C3%A9-Brown/e/B001JP45BA/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1484926896&sr=1-1) Books by the Dalai Lama (https://www.amazon.com/Dalai-Lama/e/B000AQ027U/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1484927209&sr=1-1) The Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron (https://www.amazon.com/Places-That-Scare-You-Fearlessness-ebook/dp/B00BBXJH7W/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1484927287&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Places+that+scare+you) Episode Transcript: Download a copy of the transcript If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
Welcome back! Today, we're talking about the basics of the bar exam. This episode might send shudders down your spine if you're a 3L looking to take the bar exam next summer, or perhaps you're thinking, "Hey, I'm a 1L. Why should I be worrying about this so early?" Well, the reality is the bar exam is a pretty big deal and is one of the final hurdles to becoming a lawyer. So whether you're taking the next bar exam or taking it a few years from now, you need to understand the basics, to ensure you prepare effectively and only have to take it once! (We're pleased to announce our episodes now contain a transcript, which you'll find below. Enjoy!) In this episode we discuss: Bar exam basics, especially California and the UBE states What the UBE consists of (MPT, MBE, MEE) What the performance test covers and how to prepare What to expect on the MBE and how to prepare Being strategic and matching your bar exam planning to your career objectives Questions to ask yourself as you decide which bar exam to take The changes coming to the California bar exam Should you wait to take the CA bar exam?  Will CA be harder or easier after the changes? Planning ahead for the bar exam as a 1L and 2L  Other state bar exams you may encounter Choosing the right bar review provider and whether you need to buy immediately as a law student What are accommodations and how can you get them for the bar exam? Should you take bar electives in law school? The future of the bar exam Resources National Conference of Bar Examiners (http://www.ncbex.org/exams/ube/) Thinking Ahead to Get Ready for the Bar Exam (podcast) (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-26-thinking-ahead-get-ready-bar-exam/) The Top 5 Bar Exam Mistakes Podcast (sponsored by Adaptibar - with $55 discount) (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-47-the-top-five-bar-exam-study-mistakes-with-ariel/) Adaptibar (http://barexamtoolbox.com/vendors/adaptibar/) Themis Bar Review (http://barexamtoolbox.com/vendors/themis-bar-review/) Lean Sheets (http://barexamtoolbox.com/vendors/lean-sheets/) Sketchy Law (http://barexamtoolbox.com/tools-bar-exam-success-sketchy-law/) Can You Pass the Bar Exam Without Taking Barbri (http://barexamtoolbox.com/can-you-pass-the-bar-exam-without-taking-barbri/) Bar Exam Tips: Mastering the MBE (podcast) (http://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-52-bar-exam-tips-mastering-mbe/) Seeking Accommodations in Law School and the Bar Exam (http://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-72-seeking-accommodations-law-school-bar-exam-dr-jared-maloff/) All our Bar Exam Related Podcasts (http://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast/) Episode Transcript: Download a copy of the transcript If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). Thanks for listening! Good luck on the bar exam. Alison & Lee
Welcome back! Today, we’re excited to have attorney and author Lainey Feingold here with us. She is a long-time disability rights lawyer and developed a technique called Structured Negotiation that is the subject of her book, "Structured Negotiation: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits," which was recently published by the ABA. Structure Negotiation has been used with well-known organizations including major banks, Walmart, the city of San Francisco, and Major League Baseball to address accessibility issues in physical and virtual environments, outside of court. If you're interested in learning more this new alternative dispute resolution approach or want to craft a non-traditional legal path, tune in.  In this episode we discuss: What is Structured Negotiation? How is it different from other alternative dispute resolution techniques? Personality traits and skills that are useful in Structured Negotiation Lainey's path to becoming a disability rights attorney The importance of resilience in a legal career Advice for law students interested in an alternative legal practice Advice on starting a small firm or solo practice Resources that can help when pursuing this type of career How you can learn more about Structured Negotiation Resources Lainey's website (http://www.lflegal.com)  More information about her book, "Structured Negotiation: A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits" (http://shop.americanbar.org/ebus/store/productdetails.aspx?productId=253331125) Contact Lainey: lf@lflegal.com Episode Transcript: Click to download If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
Welcome back! Today, as finals wind down, we're talking about what you can do over winter break to improve your law school (and legal career) experience. Don't worry, a lot of it is fun! Not just more work - you've done enough for now. Winter break is a time to recuperate, but we do have a few suggestions! In this episode we discuss: Alison and Lee share their winter break experiences The importance of relaxation after finals Why you may need to reconnect with loved ones The value of investing in your community and doing volunteer work Reinvigorating your passion for law school Things you can do to work on your soft skills while you are off from school Getting ahead on your job search How to handle less than desirable final grades Resources Podcast: Soft Skills You Need to Develop to Be A Successful Attorney (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-71-soft-skills-you-need-to-develop-to-be-a-successful-attorney/) Conducting Great Informational Interviews (http://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/how-to-conduct-great-informational-interviews/) 5 Ways to Make Your Winter Break Productive (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/5-ways-make-winter-break-productive/) Did You Work on Your Resume During Winter Break? (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/did-you-work-on-your-resume-during-law-school-winter-break/) Advice From a Law Recruiter: Top Tips For a Perfect Resume (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/advice-law-recruiter-part-one-resumes/)  Podcast: Resume and Cover Letter Basics (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-12-resume-cover-letter-basics/) Podcast: Seeking Accommodations in Law School and on the Bar Exam: (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-72-seeking-accommodations-law-school-bar-exam/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). Thanks for listening! Have a nice, relaxing break! Alison & Lee
Welcome back! Today we're talking with Dr. Jared Maloff, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Beverly Hills, California, about helping students get testing accommodations for tests such as the LSAT, law school exams, and the California Bar Exam (to name a few). If you're struggling in law school or with the bar exam or know that you have a learning disorder, listen in to find out what accommodations are available, and now to request them. In this episode we discuss: The different accommodations available for different tests (LSAT, Bar Exam, Law School Exams) The types of tests used for diagnosing learning disorders and disabilities How are these tests evaluated? What are the common diagnoses that lead to accommodations? What type of accommodations are available to students to level the playing field? Reasons why students don't want to get tested How to identify if you are struggling with a learning disorder The biggest mistakes students make in the accommodations process Where do you need to go to get evaluated? The costs associated with accommodations Coping mechanisms for common problems The importance of being proactive about seeking accommodations Resources Leveling the Playing Field - Testing Accommodations on the Bar Exam (http://barexamtoolbox.com/leveling-the-playing-field-testing-accommodations-on-the-bar-exam/) Should You Apply for Bar Exam Testing Accommodations (http://barexamtoolbox.com/apply-bar-exam-testing-accommodations/) How to Apply for Bar Exam Accommodations When Finances are a Concern (http://barexamtoolbox.com/apply-bar-exam-accommodations-finances-concern/) State Dependent Learning and the Bar Exam (http://barexamtoolbox.com/state-dependent-learning-and-the-bar-exam/) Using Resources and Seeking Accommodations in Law School (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/leveling-playing-field-using-resource-seeking-accommodations-law-school/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast. Today we’re talking about grit - that quality that lets you get back up and carry on after you've been knocked down. And, every law student is probably going to get knocked down a time or two! In this episode we discuss: Why is grit important in law school?  The harsh realities of law school Why just being "smart" isn't enough any longer Situations where you will need grit in law school How will you handle the bumps in the road when they come? Do you have a plan? Alison and Lee share stories of needing grit in law school How mindfulness can be helpful in tough situations  Whether grit can be cultivated Activities that can help build your "grit" The five characteristics of grit If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee Resources: Angela Lee Duckworth's Grit: The Power of Passion and Perserverance - TED Talk (http://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_grit_the_power_of_passion_and_perseverance) The Places that Scare You (Pema Chodron on tonglen practice) (https://www.amazon.com/Places-that-Scare-You-Fearlessness/dp/1570629218) Parenting in Law School: Surviving Your 1L Year (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-kids-surviving-1l-year-raising-family/) Avoiding Disasters in Law School podcast (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-14-avoiding-disasters-law-school/) Maintaining Authenticity in the Legal Profession (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-5-maintaining-authenticity-legal-profession/)
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Almost every 1L in the country will take some sort of legal research and writing class. Today, we're discussing the top ten LRW disasters we see again and again, so you can avoid them! Many thanks to Thomson Reuters, the sponsor for this episode. You likely interact with their products every day when you're using useful tools such as WestLaw, TWEN, and Practical Law. Thomson Reuters brings you tools and insights to help you perform your best now and when you go pro as a practicing attorney. You can visit them at lawschool.westlaw.com. We appreciate their support! In this episode we discuss: The top ten legal research and writing problems you're likely to face as a law student The importance of planning for the worst Why and how to back up your computer How to manage your LRW time effectively  Why you should have a plan and a schedule for every LRW assignment How to be sure you're clear on what you're being asked to do for each LRW assignment Tools for outlining and organizing information The importance of citations and how to be sure you're doing them correctly Finding help when you need it If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). Thanks for listening! Good luck on your LRW assignments! And thanks again to Thomson Reuters for sponsoring this episode. Alison & Lee Resources: Legal Writing 101 Podcast (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-11-legal-writing-101/) Writing Effectively in Your Summer Legal Job (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-45-writing-effectively-summer-legal-job/) Approaching Your Legal Writing Assignment like a Jazz Solo (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/approaching-your-legal-writing-assignment-like-a-jazz-solo/) Four Legal Writing Tips from the Theater (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/four-legal-writing-tips-theatre/) The Link Between Legal Writing and Final Exams (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/link-legal-writing-final-exams/) Tips for Conquering Legal Writing (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-experts-share-tips-for-conquering-legal-writing/) Dos and Don'ts to for Using Sample Documents in Legal Writing (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/dos-donts-using-sample-documents-legal-writing/) From Objective to Persuasive Writing: The Law (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/10818-2/) From Objective to Persuasive Writing: The Facts (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/objective-to-persuasive-writing-part-two/) Trello (www.trello.com)
Welcome back. Today, we’re talking about 5 things to focus on academically in the first month of law school, to set yourself up for success later on. If you're just starting law school, this episode is for you! In this episode we discuss: Why you should learn to read cases well in the beginning of law school The importance of keeping up with your reading Methods for avoiding distractions and paying attention in class Different methods of note taking Should you handwrite or type your class notes? Why it's important to take advantage of office hours Should you join a study group?  Do you need an accountability partner? Evaluating your schedule and staying accountable How to take legal writing and research seriously without letting it take over your life If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). Thanks for listening!  Alison & Lee Resources: Mindset: The Key to Success in Law School? (podcast) http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-1-mindset-key-success-law-school/  Are You Taking Good Law School Class Notes (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/taking-good-law-school-class-notes/) Is Handwriting Notes a Good Thing or Bad Thing (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/is-handwriting-notes-a-good-thing-or-a-bad-thing/) 5 Things to Include in Your Law School Class Notes http://lawschooltoolbox.com/5-things-to-include-in-your-law-school-class-notes/ How to Stick to Your Goals in Law School (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-stick-to-your-goals-in-law-school/) Do You Need a Sponsor to Stay Productive in Law School (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/do-you-need-a-sponsor-to-stay-productive-in-law-school/)
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we are talking about the Socratic Method and law school classes more generally. If you're intimidated by class, tune in for tips on surviving (even if you're unprepared). In this episode we discuss: What is the Socratic Method? Why do law professors use the Socratic Method? Why you shouldn't be afraid of law school class discussions The importance of doing your reading and being prepared for class What should you do if you didn't do the reading? What you can do to make class more bearable What you should and shouldn't be writing down in class How to avoid being called on If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). Thanks for listening! Good luck in class! Alison & Lee Resources: Do I Really Have to Read the Cases? http://lawschooltoolbox.com/1l-question-of-the-day-do-i-really-have-to-read-the-cases/  Top 5 Mistakes Students Make When Prepping for Class (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/top-5-mistakes-students-make-preparing-for-class/) 5 Things to Include in Your Law School Class Notes (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/5-things-to-include-in-your-law-school-class-notes/)
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we are talking about something lots of law students deal with - self-sabotaging behavior. If you start your day with the best of intentions, but get nothing done by the time it's over, tune in! You're definitely not alone. In this episode we discuss: Why is this such an important topic in law school? What do we mean by self-sabotage? Common ways to self-sabotage as a law student How to balance life and law school  Ways to fight procrastination What are you really responsible for in law school? How to create a study schedule and stick to it  Other methods to create accountability and manage your time Do you need an accountability partner?  How to spot self-sabotaging behavior in yourself and redirect it If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee Resources: Need to Get More Done in Law School? Try the Circles (http://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/08/tips-time-management-awesomeness-with-the-circles/) Do You Need a Sponsor to Stay Productive in Law School (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/do-you-need-a-sponsor-to-stay-productive-in-law-school/) How to Calendar Your Way to Better Grades and More Free Time (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-calendar-your-way-to-better-grades-and-more-free-time/) How to Stick to Your Goals in Law School (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-stick-to-your-goals-in-law-school/)
Welcome back! Today is a very special day for all of us here at the Law School Toolbox - we are celebrating our 100th podcast episode! When we first started publishing podcasts, we weren’t sure how it would go, but now, we're so humbled by the number of downloads and listeners we have each month. So, our sincerest thanks to all of you! Join us for a look back at our most popular (and most underappreciated) episodes. In this episode, we discuss: The top 10 most popular podcast episodes Lee and Alison’s favorite, but underappreciated, episodes Highlights from each episode and why we feel they are significant Resources: Podcast Episode 51: The Characters You’ll Meet in Law School (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-51-characters-youll-meet-law-school/) Podcast Episode 7: Time and Life Management Basics (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-7-time-life-management-basics/) Deep Work, by Cal Newport (https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Work-Focused-Success-Distracted-ebook/dp/B00X47ZVXM) Podcast Episode 56: Getting Off to a Smart Start in Law School (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-56-get-smart-start-law-school/) Podcast Episode 11: Legal Writing 101 (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-11-legal-writing-101/) Podcast Episode 65: How to Make a Useful Law School Outline (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-65-make-a-useful-law-school-outline/) Podcast Episode 60: Five Tips for Surviving the First Month of Law School (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-60-5-tips-surviving-first-month-law-school/) Podcast Episode 83: Lawyers in Action – The Airport Immigration Crisis (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-83-lawyers-in-action-the-immigration-crisis/) Podcast Episode 8: Law School 101 for 1Ls (What Not to Do) (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-8-law-school-101-1ls-not/) Introduction to the Law School Toolbox Podcast (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/introduction-law-school-toolbox-podcast/) Podcast Episode 2: Why Is Law School Hard? (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-2-law-school-hard/) Podcast Episode 1: Mindset: The Key to Success in Law School (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-1-mindset-key-success-law-school/) Podcast Episode 22: Take an Exam with Us (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-22-take-exam-us/) Law School Toolbox Podcast - Complete List (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-complete-list/) Podcast Episode 72: Seeking Accommodations in Law School and on the Bar Exam (with Dr. Jared Maloff) (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-72-seeking-accommodations-law-school-bar-exam/) Courses for Law School Success (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/courses-for-law-school-success/) Tutoring for Law School Success (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Bar Exam Tutoring (http://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) Bar Exam Workshops and Courses (http://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-workshops-and-courses/) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript  (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Episode-100-100th-Podcast-Anniversary_Top-10-Podcasts-1.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes  (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) (or your listening platform of choice). And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today, we’re talking about one of the keys to success in law school – managing distractions. We live in a world of ever-increasing distractions. From technology, to analysis paralysis, to life’s ongoing drama, there are a million things you can turn your attention to at any given moment. Learn to master distractions in law school and you’ll have greater success, not only academically, but in your law career and in life as well. In this episode, we discuss: Internet, social media and technology – put the phone down! How overthinking and mental clutter block your focus Offloading mental clutter with systems and habits Life and relationships – setting healthy boundaries and efficiently taking care of your needs Avoiding seeing distractions as a result of boredom Improving concentration though improved sleeping habits ADD/ADHD: even mild cases can manifest differently in the law school environment Resources: Moment App (https://inthemoment.io/) Podcast Episode 72: Seeking Accommodations in Law School and on the Bar Exam (with Dr. Jared Maloff) (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-72-seeking-accommodations-law-school-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 7: Time and Life Management Basics (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-7-time-life-management-basics/) Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown (https://www.amazon.com/Essentialism-Disciplined-Pursuit-Greg-McKeown/dp/0804137382) Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, by Cal Newport (https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Work-Focused-Success-Distracted-ebook/dp/B00X47ZVXM) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript  (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Episode-112-Managing-Distractions.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes  (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) (or your listening platform of choice). And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today we have a special guest on the podcast, Meg Keene. Meg is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of A Practical Wedding, (the top independently-held wedding publication in the world), the author of two books (A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner), and the creator of a new project, The Compact. Although Meg is not a lawyer, she is married to one, so we consider her part of the club. She's also a kick-ass entrepreneur with a lot of very interesting things to say, so tune in! In this episode, we discuss: The path to entrepreneurship and what you need to know to be successful Challenges of running a business as a woman and mother Balancing politics and her decision to include a social mission as part of her business How to remain authentic in sharing your experiences while maintaining some privacy The effort required to create and maintain a social media presence Being in a relationship with a law student and lawyer Resources: A Practical Wedding (https://apracticalwedding.com/) The Compact (http://www.thecompact.com/) A Practical Wedding: Creative Ideas for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, by Meg Keene (https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Wedding-Affordable-Meaningful-Celebration/dp/0738215155/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1497313177&sr=8-2&keywords=a+practical+wedding) A Practical Wedding Planner: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating the Wedding You Want with the Budget You’ve Got (without Losing your Mind in the Process), by Meg Keene (https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Wedding-Planner-Step-Step/dp/0738218421/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497313177&sr=8-1&keywords=a+practical+wedding) Why Women Don’t See Themselves as Entrepreneurs, by Claire Cain Miller (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/09/upshot/why-women-dont-see-themselves-as-entrepreneurs.html) The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future, by Chris Guillebeau (https://www.amazon.com/100-Startup-Reinvent-Living-Create/dp/0307951529) Podcast Episode 83: Lawyers in Action – The Airport Immigration Crisis (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-83-lawyers-in-action-the-immigration-crisis/) Podcast Episode 87: Affordable Bar Prep & Social Entrepreneurship (w/ Chris Henjum of Esqyr.com) (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-87-affordable-bar-prep-social-entrepreneurship-w-chris-henjum-esqyr-com/) Podcast Episode 58: Non-Profit Law and Social Entrepreneurship (with guest Adrian Tirtanadi of Bayview Hunters Point Community Legal) (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-58-non-profit-law-social-entrepreneurship-guest-adrian-tirtanadi-bayview-hunters-point-community-legal/) Podcast Episode 86: Resources for Aspiring Entrepreneurs (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-86-resources-aspiring-entrepreneurs/) Podcast Episode 91: From Lawyer to Entrepreneur to Mayor! (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-91-from-lawyer-to-entrepreneur-to-mayor-rachel-hundley/) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript  (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Episode-109-Life-and-Entreprenuership-with-Guest-Meg-Keene.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes  (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) (or your listening platform of choice). And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
October is the time in law school where reality begins to set in. Whether you had a tough exam or are struggling with outlining, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed and defeated. You may be exhausted, burnt out, and wondering how you are going to prepare for exams or even what you're doing in law school in the first place. The good news is most law students go through this. Don't flip out! Take our advice to get through the October Freakout so you can have a productive rest of the semester. In this episode we discuss: Taking stock of where you are and where you should be How and where to get help if you are struggling What happens if you still feel completely lost in class?  How long you should be spending on deep thinking tasks (outlining, reviewing concepts and practicing) versus other work How to know if your outlines are working for you Balancing extra-curricular activities and class work How to avoid having Legal Writing take over your life Getting things in order to set yourself up for success How to set goals that work Don't let the October Freakout destroy your law school motivation. Stay strong, and you will get through it!  Best of luck! Resources: Are You Having an October Freakout? Of Course You Are!  (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/having-an-october-freakout-of-course-you-are/) Surviving the 1L October Freakout  (http://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/10/surviving-the-october-1l-freakout/) It’s Time for a Mid-Semester Reality Check (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/time-for-a-mid-semester-reality-check/) Are You in Law School Crisis Mode?  (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/are-you-in-law-school-crisis-mode-heres-how-to-get-out/) If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know! We'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact).  Thanks for listening!  Alison & Lee
Welcome back! Today we’re talking about everyone’s favorite topic – Test Anxiety. Okay, not really anyone’s favorite topic, but a really important one because so many law students deal with test anxiety in law school and on the bar exam. In this episode we discuss: Lee and Alison discuss their experience with exam anxiety Your physiological response during exam prep and exams Why stress isn't all bad The importance of taking care of yourself in law school The correlation between anxiety and lack of sleep How to calm your mind and focus Coping mechanisms when you're blanking on a test How meditation and mindfulness can help alleviate stress and test anxiety Why it's important to control how you talk to yourself in stressful situations When you may need to explore other options for alleviating anxiety with an expert Meditation is not just for hippies - snipers and other elite athletes, soldiers, and high profile people do it, too!  Resources: Performing Under Pressure Before and After the Exam (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/performing-under-pressure-before-after-exam/) Caution Law Student Pressure Ahead (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/caution-law-student-pressure-handling-law-school-stress/) Defending Law School Pressure - Leading Up to the Exam (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/defending-law-school-pressure-leading-exam/) Law School Pressure - The Night Before and Morning of the Exam (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-pressure-night-before-morning-of/) Podcast: Handling Pressure in Law School (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-29-handling-pressure-law-school-guest-dr-hank-weisinger/) Tips for Surviving Exam Anxiety (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-surviving-exam-anxiety/) Law School and Mental Health http://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-and-mental-health Pema Chodron – The Places that Scare You (http://www.amazon.com/The-Places-that-Scare-You/dp/1570629218) HeadSpace App for Meditation (https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app) Warrior One (http://warriorone.com/) Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact).  Enjoy! Alison & Lee
Not all law school exams are created equal. Different schools will use different types of exams and your professors can do whatever they want! In order to succeed, whether you're facing open-book, closed-book, multiple-choice, or take-home exams, it's critical t to practice, to be resourceful, and to use tools and resources that are geared to your specific type of exam.  Don't stress out about what type of exams you're facing! Tune in for our advice on the best strategy for every type of law school exam.  In this episode we talk about: The different types of law school exams - open book, closed book, multiple choice, and take homes What is the easiest type of law school exam? The hardest? Our personal experience with the different exam types The most common type of exams you will see in law school What resources are most helpful for the different exam types Study strategies for each type of exam The unique challenges you may face with each type of exam Is it okay to ask your professor for help?  The importance of planning before you write! Remember - practice makes perfect! Prepare early for your exams and you will be successful. Best of luck on your exams! Whatever type they happen to be... Resources: Surviving Law School Exams (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/may-surviving-law-school-exams/) All You Need to Prepare for Law School Exams (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/all-you-need-to-know-to-prepare-for-law-school-exams/) Tips for Studying for an Open Book Exam (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-for-studying-for-an-open-book-exam/) How to Prepare for a Closed Book Exam (http://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/11/how-to-prepare-for-a-closed-book-exam/) How to Prepare for an Open Book Exam (http://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/12/how-to-prepare-for-an-open-book-exam/) 1L Exams Start in a Week - What Should Be Doing? (http://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/12/1l-exams-start-this-week/) If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know! We'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact).  Thanks for listening!  Alison & Lee
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