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How NOT to Prepare for Law School

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Download the Ultimate Pre-Law Checklist at: ➜ https://www.legaleagleprep.com/prelaw A special heads up to every incoming 1L - How NOT to prepare for law school ★ #1 Don’t read the casebook ★ #2 Don’t read commercial outlines ★ #3 Don't try understanding the law before you get to law school ★ #4 Don't freak out ★ #5 Don't do nothing READ THE FULL BLOG POST: ➜ https://www.legaleagleprep.com/single-post/preparenot Get More Great Tips - Subscribe ➜ https://goo.gl/JwQUPf Share this Video: ➜ https://youtu.be/KMkG0nKwqGA ★ Facebook: ➜ https://www.facebook.com/legaleagleprep ★ Ask us a Question by using hashtag on YouTube or Twitter #AskLegalEagle or @LegalEagleDJ
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1 2 (1 year ago)
"Don't do nothing before starting law school". Exactly. You didn't "do nothing" before taking your LSAT exam (at least I hope!) and you shouldn't do nothing before August rolls around. Be proactive. If nothing else, start networking! Seriously, hit up the school facebook pages, start checking out law societies in your area or near your school. It's tempting to think of law school as simply learning information. But that's only 75% of the battle at most. The rest is finding kindred spirits to lean on and gain knowledge and wisdom from. And for the love of god, hit up your local library for resources. Best of luck future lawyers!
LegalEagle (1 year ago)
That is EXCELLENT advice. 1Ls are so focused on starting school (which is totally forgivable) but they forget (or are never told) that they will have to apply for their 1L summer jobs in December! Letters of rec, networking with profs and other lawyers, and participating in the legal community are important too. So easy to overlook. We'll do a follow up video on networking and jobs. Don't even get me started on OCI.
Jennifer Peña Hoy (1 month ago)
Thank you so much for your great videos!!!!
That Guy (4 months ago)
Read for pleasure, catch up with old friends, or maybe enjoy a long weekend chilling cuz all of that is OVER once you start law school all the way until you take the July bar exam after you graduate in May. Post law school bar prep is more intense than law school itself. No Bar Passage = No Lawyer, all you have is a useless expensive piece of paper.
LegalEagle (4 months ago)
And a crap load of debt.
Shades of the City Ky (5 months ago)
im a bit confused here, how do you take law school practice exams to polish your exam taking techniques before even studying the content...?
LegalEagle (5 months ago)
We cover this in our masterclass. You can start practice exams earlier by extracting the law out of the answer (so that you don't need the law part memorized) then work on your exam skills. Knowing the law and working on your exam skills are two separate skills. That's why its so fatal to wait until the end of the semester to work on your exam skills.
Gayle Lynch (6 months ago)
I have actually read Gilbert's Torts outline in advance. It was interesting and it was really an anxiety-buster...I feel more confident in general about beginning school...but maybe that's just me.
LegalEagle (6 months ago)
If it works for you, great! Not what I would recommend, though.
Waffle's Games and Music (6 months ago)
Very well thought out video. Very useful information. Helps me learn what and what not to do. But may I ask suggestions for schools themselves? I still have a few years left, but I feel that I need some pointers and that you would be the best person to ask.
Sai Ramesh (6 months ago)
LegalEagle Would I be OK with attending the number 15th ranked school, UT Austin? I live in Texas, and in state tuition there is much cheaper for me than if I were to go to a Georgetown or UVA for example. So is the dropoff from number 14 to number 15 significant enough as to warrant paying extra?
LegalEagle (6 months ago)
Check out US News and World Report for the law school rankings. People generally agree on those rankings. The top three never change. Top 14 are considered the top tier, with a substantial drop off afterwards. More important to go to a top tier law school (rather than something outside the top) than the particular school in the top tier. Learn how to write issue spotting essays and keep watching this channel.
Waffle's Games and Music (6 months ago)
Schools and anything else you may feel is helpful. Thank you!
LegalEagle (6 months ago)
Sure thing. What do you mean by suggestions for schools? Rankings?
Michael Nyabasa (10 months ago)
Helpful information, thank you.

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