Law School Lowdown

Law School Lowdown

Secrets of Success From the Application Process to Landing the First Job

Book - 2013
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Scott, an attorney who specializes in new business setup and business immigration, started writing this book while a student at Harvard. He advises current and prospective law students on the law school application process; the first year; the second and third years; summer employment at a large corporate law firm; working at a large law firm; selecting a firm; other work opportunities, such as for the government, at a non-profit organization, and judicial clerkships; transferring law schools; part-time programs; and taking the bar exam. He includes tips on doing well on exams, selecting courses, getting fellowships and scholarships, making it onto law review, becoming part of a moot court team, and writing articles in journals, as well as a sample résumé, letters of reference, and a personal statement. Web resources are provided. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Barron's Educational Publishing
If you’re a law school student, or if you’re planning to apply to law school, you’ll find the practical guidance you’ll need for success—plus tips on pitfalls to avoid—when you open this important new book.

Written by a recent Harvard Law School graduate who is currently associated with major Wall Street law firm, this brand-new blueprint for legal accomplishment gets down to specifics with:
  • The law school application process and tips on taking the important Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • Selecting a law school, applying for scholarships, and deciding between top-ranked and lower-ranked schools
  • Making the grade during that vital first year at law school
  • The best courses to take in second and third years
  • The advantages of publishing papers while in law school
  • Seeking out summer positions at law firms
  • Taking and passing state bar exams
  • Finding employment at a law firm after graduation
  • Other post-law school options, including judicial clerkships

Valuable appendices give you still more advice, and include a completed model law school application form, effective résumés, a model brief of a case for class, and much more. Written by a successful attorney and based on his own law school experiences, Law School Lowdown zeroes-in on both the rigors and satisfactions that comprise the law school experience, offering the advice and counsel that will pave your way to a successful career in law.

Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, Inc., [2013]
ISBN: 9781438003177
Characteristics: xix, 291 pages ; 23 cm


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