Law School

This is a chronological list of our posts about law school. Get a helpful overview of our law school content here.

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Defusing the Student Loan Forgiveness Tax Bomb

Debt forgiveness isn't the same as tax forgiveness. Here's how to avoid an unexpected student loan tax bomb.

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10 Steps To Writing a Great Law School Final Paper

How to write a great law school final paper. Tips for law students to succeed at final exams.

Law School Exams

Clearly, the Answer is not “Obvious”

Do not insult your professors by pretending the answers are "clear," obvious," or other meaningless words.

Law School Exams

Closed Book Law School Exam Preparation Tips

Tips for succeeding on closed-book law school exams, from our Exam Week series of advice.

Law School Exams

Law School Finals: Taking Your First Exams

How law students can prepare for their first finals in law school.

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Women in the Law Podcast: “The Leaky Pipeline #1”

This week’s episode, “The Leaky Pipeline #1,” examines the way the legal profession makes it harder for women to succeed than for men.

Hacking Chaos: The Cornell Method of Note-Taking

It isn't an exaggeration to say that the Cornell Method helps me in every note-taking situation I've encountered in my professional life.

The ABA Has Begun Randomly Auditing Law School Employment Data

The ABA has begun randomly auditing law school employment data to make sure schools are properly reporting how their graduates are employed. Unfortunately, they aren't planning on using those audits as the underpinning for maximum transparency about employment data.

Law Schools Try the Nuremberg Defense on Law Job Reporting

Over the past few years, a number of recent law school grads who are unemployed or underemployed have attempted to sue their alma mater, alleging that the school fraudulently misrepresented employment data. At one point, there were at least 15 lawsuits of the sort. The schools (many of which were, shall we say, not top tier) typically […]

Briefs: Law School Under Fire

It is an old and tired joke that everyone hates lawyers, but right now, it is law schools that are getting bashed around by, well, everyone. From low bar passage rates to the student debt crisis and everything in between, there is a continual drumbeat from media outlets that law schools basically suck. From Law […]