How the LSAT Will Help You in Law School

Posted by Rob Barnett on 6/19/15 11:07 AM

LSAT aces, get ready! [Elle gets a 179 in Legally Blonde

If you’re going to law school, you’ve taken the LSAT.  (How’s that for a valid conclusion!  In fact, taking the LSAT is a necessary, but not a sufficient, condition for attending law school.)  The LSAT is meant to predict first-year grades in law school, and there’s some evidence -- if you trust the company which administers it -- that the predictions are decently valid.  (That’s a topic for another whole blog post…)  So, if you feel good about your LSAT score -- and the thought of the LSAT doesn’t give you nightmares -- the LSAC would tell you to feel prepared for that dreaded first year of law school.

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6 Essential Law School Cases: A 1L’s Guide

Posted by Rob Barnett on 6/8/15 5:30 PM

 Hopefully you are not this unlucky on day one...

In the six major courses of your first year of law school, there’s bound to be a case you’ll never forget.  Each of these cases lays down a foundational principle upon which the rest of a required 1L class will build.  If you read this first, you’ll know these 6 essential cases even before you step foot in the door.

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Law School Tutor: Big Law vs. Public Interest?

Posted by Rob Barnett on 3/7/15 1:00 PM

You don’t have to join…but it can be hard not to.
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Law School Tutor: 6 Tips for 1L Exam Success

Posted by Rob Barnett on 2/20/15 11:55 AM

Now Starring: You 

Anyone who’s ever considered law school has probably heard horror stories about that dreaded rite of passage: the first 1L exams.  At many schools – like my alma mater, Harvard Law School – a student’s entire grade for a first-year course rides on the final exam. Years of preparation, months of cases and cold calls, weeks or days of study – they all come down to three (or sometimes less) hours in December.  It can be pretty intimidating!

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