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How to Prepare Your Life 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 - prepare your life for law school ★ Get an apartment that is as close to campus as possible. ★ Get the right technology when you start. ★ Get your typing speed up. ★ Get your personal relationships in check. ★ Deal with your health. ★ Mentally prepare. ★ Use the time before law school to get your resume, your letters of rec, and your references in order. READ THE FULL BLOG POST: ➜ https://www.legaleagleprep.com/single-post/Prepareyourlife 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 legaleagleprep.com
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1 2 (1 year ago)
If you're watching this and are on the fence about taking the courses mentioned in the video, do it. It's a drop in the bucket financially and will earn you some peace of mind. Think of it as hiring a personal trainer. You can go to the gym 5 days a week but a true athlete seeks out the advice of trainers and experts to improve. Every 2 - 5% advantage MATTERS.
LegalEagle (1 year ago)
LOL. I lit my books on fire when I graduated. I guess we'll agree to disagree.
howardroarklaughed11 (1 year ago)
LegalEagle Just to clarify, I meant getting a new tablet each month due to tossing it out the window in frustration haha. A book can take the beating! :)
LegalEagle (1 year ago)
Thanks, Zach. That's exactly how we feel too. Law school feels like a game where no one gives you the rules. It is always going to require hard work and practice, but good guidance is essential -- just like a good personal trainer. (Lebron James, Tiger Woods, Michael Phelps -- all have personal trainers to provide objective criticism, strategies, and motivation). We do the same thing. That's why we combined the best of Getting to Maybe, LEEWs, and Law School Confidential, and many others to provide the guidance and strategies that law schools and professors will never provide. For new law students, you can learn more at https://www.legaleagleprep.com/masterclass
Hugo Lino (1 month ago)
Hey, so I'm working on an associate's degree to transfer in History because, well, I like history a ton and apparently that's a degree you can have to go into law school? Anyways, my primary plan is so be a teacher, but I've taken some courses on law and I've enjoyed them IMMENSELY, especially since it's so applicable to real life I'm hoping to make it into SDSU to be a teacher, but if I were to ever change my mind or even possibly pursue both for whatever reason, what would you recommend?
Alex Esquivel (1 month ago)
Your videos are really helpful! I’m going to enroll in law school next year and I wanna make sure that I’m prepared as I can be and your videos do just that, thanks!
Thomas Suel Pepper (1 month ago)
3:25 I just called and broke up with my girlfriend of 6 years
charles stern (2 months ago)
Where did you go to law school?
Miggy Maravillas (2 months ago)
Thank you for your video. It is very informative to us aspiring to take Law.
O Love (2 months ago)
I’ve started and got my books late, have a sucky laptop, and feel very behind in school.. is there any way to still succeed ?
Belen Aguilar (2 months ago)
Can someone explain me what I have to do after high school? I have to go to college or university? Where I have to take my major and my minor?
Louise Jessie (21 hours ago)
Hi Belen, if you're in the US, you typically need a Bachelors degree to get into law school. You can major in whatever you'd like, obviously a pre-law focused major is probably the most helpful, but any degree fulfills that requirement. Then you have to take the LSAT-- if you're in a good pre-law program for your undergrad, they'll likely have some help for you to prepare for this, but there are great free courses as well like Kahn Academy. Good luck!
Emil Filipov (2 months ago)
Yea! Lose that sucker! :-D
Subversively Surreal (2 months ago)
How about reviewing “The Paper Chase” which centers on a law school student figuring out how his professor thinks! That’s what I liked about it, anyway. I can really recall doing that, figuring out how they thought...and when you know how they think, well, you’re definitely putting yourself in an excellent position. Even more exciting when you like it! #Mastery
Subversively Surreal (2 months ago)
[email protected]:36, you mentioned the Movie that I’m begging you to review: The Paper Chase 🌹
Lisa William (2 months ago)
really wish i had seen this before my time in law school! great tips :)
Jinx Donahoo (2 months ago)
can you make a video on advice/tips for high school students that are trying to go to law school when they graduate?
PeanutButter Toast (2 months ago)
What is your opinion on 12 Angry Men?
Joe Charles (2 months ago)
can you live on campus if you're going to law school?
kingdom78 (2 months ago)
for typing, I learned when I was a kid using a game called MasterType - wizards and planets, but it taught well, and I've been a fast and correct typist since my teens because of it. You can find it online I believe if you want to try it.
SANDEEP SANGHA (3 months ago)
Looking for legal research students in USA . Please call me at 702-373-1591.
Dylan Roberts (3 months ago)
I’m stressing about about how I will pay for law school but I’m not giving up being a lawyer is my dream.
Dalton Evans (2 months ago)
Being a lawyer usually pays for law school. Student loans get you to that point.
LifeOfTheParty (3 months ago)
LegalEagle can you please make a video for advice on how to get into berkeley law?
KTWNK1D (3 months ago)
Law school was definitely an interesting time in my life. I regretfully have to admit that it was sad, but 2 students during my 1L year committed suicide. Law school is not for everyone. Really take to heart your mental health and gauge yourself. If you are in law school, pay attention to yourself and definitely seek help if you are starting to get weary.
Mister Mister (3 months ago)
TF did I just hear him say “exams are graded on a curve and the professor can only give out something like 5 A’s”!!???! Like hell, if I earn an A you’re giving me an A!
leanna mchunk (23 days ago)
Mister Mister the way you talk is rad
Mister Mister (3 months ago)
Luckily they don’t employ such communist system where I plant to go to law school!
sarowie (3 months ago)
no, it does not work that way. If you study at a mid-tear law school and you happen to study with some very students with that your, you have bad luck and have to deal with it. But law schools in the US are not the only schools that do this short of things. Engineers students at ETH in Zurich Switzerland get told the very first day by the professor how many students will pass on to the next year. The grades are tailored to only let trough a certain number of students - which is a sad fact when you are in a competitive year. On the other hand: It gives a lot of students at least a chance to get to year two. The alternative would be to only let the students with the best marks in to the school (like it is done for medicine in Germany and Switzerland), which has the problem that when you have a bad day on your final high school exam, your career in medicine just ended.
SolidSapphire (4 months ago)
I'm near graduation in my undergrad and have been debating law school since I was really young (I'll admit to the Elle Woods draw in, but trust me when I say I believe I could really be successful in this career and so does anyone else I tell about it and several of my undergraduate professors, including one who is a lawyer). I just found your YouTube channel starting with some of the reaction videos to popular movies, and I am...completely psyched and grateful for your content. I'm still some years away because I haven't even begun researching law schools or preparing for the LSATs yet, but thank you for all the information that will be so, so incredibly helpful in my decisions and possible studies and reaching this goal.
Naomi Palanca (4 months ago)
is the guy on the video an atty?
Naomi Palanca (4 months ago)
LegalEagle I subscribed sir! Great content 👍🏻
LegalEagle (4 months ago)
Yep!
explore more (5 months ago)
Hi. I just completed my llb now i will be preparing for llm. Omg! These tips were exactly what I was looking for. Thanks a lot. You're videos are amazing.
LegalEagle (5 months ago)
Thanks for watching!
Julia S (5 months ago)
I just finished L1 and completely agree with all these tips!
LegalEagle (5 months ago)
Nice. Where at?
Rosemary Crafting (5 months ago)
Nitro type is super fun for getting faster at typing
LegalEagle (5 months ago)
Thanks for the tip!
Huda Neymer (5 months ago)
Thank you for the advances I'm still in high school but from now I will start prepar
LegalEagle (5 months ago)
Dude, enjoy life. You've got about 6 years before you need to worry about law school.
queann dreww (6 months ago)
Im still in my pre-law course and maaaan im ready to drop out lol
Jacob Brooks (2 months ago)
3 months later , how’s it going ?
LegalEagle (5 months ago)
Hang in there!
vanessawilliamstnt (6 months ago)
great tips!!
LegalEagle (6 months ago)
Thanks!
Jason Gafar (6 months ago)
100 wpm? Buddy, IT guys don't even type 100 WPM!
walliser15 (5 months ago)
LegalEagle just because he can’t type 100 wpm? Lol idiot
LegalEagle (6 months ago)
Well that IT guy wouldn't do well in law school.
Isabella Elise Jaro (6 months ago)
I've just watched this a second time and realized you're left handed haha. Thanks for the this. Gotta prepare.
Adam Gurinovic (6 months ago)
Will suits help me get ready for lawrence school?
LegalEagle (6 months ago)
It will not... Fun though!
Xavier (6 months ago)
They'll break-up? Fuck yeah, even more reason to support her dream!
Sumber Makmur (6 months ago)
Thanks from indonesia
Hamza Ahmad (6 months ago)
Do I need to know details about courts and how the system work before starting law school? And if yes, can you recommend best way to do it?
LegalEagle (6 months ago)
Not really. Everyone pretty much starts at 0.
DW GAMING (8 months ago)
Tips for the typing part Buy a mechanical keyboard that you can use in class but learn on what sound each switch color does because some mechanical switches for keyboards aare really noisy like the blue ones but if you use non noisy ones like the blacks it can help you type faster really effeciently.
DW GAMING (8 months ago)
Hahahahaha yep.
LegalEagle (8 months ago)
That will work great until your classmates murder you.
Christian Gentolia (9 months ago)
To be a lawyer do u have to take both the SAT and LSAT or just one? Love your videos! Keep doing them!
LegalEagle (9 months ago)
The SAT is for entrance to college. The LSAT is for entrance to law school.
yas. c. (9 months ago)
Hi! I have been watching your chanel since the first video and i really like it, but i want to give you a request: it would be great to have some videos focused on how to prepare for the life after graduation, talking about law firms, what you can do to enhance your curriculum and stuff like that. I have seen you focus a lot on people that are going to law school, so maybe this kind of videos will expand your public.
LegalEagle (9 months ago)
Thanks for the ideas! We're actually working on some videos related to OCI and interviewing with firms right now.
Anna Madani (9 months ago)
Hi and thanks for the help, can you tell me which law series I should watch
Anna Madani (9 months ago)
LegalEagle thank you
LegalEagle (9 months ago)
Sure, check this out: https://www.legaleagleprep.com/masterclass
Jas Simon (9 months ago)
I'm soooo happy I've found this channel, it's amazing, I'll be sure to recommend it to friends and anyone I know pursing Law.
Jas Simon (7 months ago)
LegalEagle You're welcome.
LegalEagle (9 months ago)
Thanks!
Unknown Clanz (9 months ago)
Please make more videos please
LegalEagle (9 months ago)
Working on it!
Montana Winyan (11 months ago)
I can't imagine being able to relax in any town or city. I think the commute would be worth it to keep my sanity
LegalEagle (11 months ago)
Different strokes for different folks. But I had a friend who commuted an hour each way (from west LA to downtown). You can't afford to lose two hours every day in law school. (I'd argue the same is true in the real world, but that is a discussion for another time).
Arya M (1 year ago)
will watching "Legally Blonde" help me prepare for law school?
klfmc rjn (13 days ago)
no, but if you dont get your life together you will end up. with a meaningless life.
klfmc rjn (13 days ago)
no, but it if you dont get your life together watching movies will get you a meaningless and emty life.
fahri farizan (2 months ago)
Yes it is
Dalton Evans (2 months ago)
Because you would not learn what to do or expect from a movie that is not representative of what would actually take place.
F14 12 12 (4 months ago)
LegalEagle Why not? This way you can know what to do and what to expect...
Joy (1 year ago)
Love your channel!
Andreia Liang (1 year ago)
This was so helpful, thanks so much x
LegalEagle (1 year ago)
Glad to hear it.  Good luck!
S - P (1 year ago)
I'm still in highschool but , I'm kinda scared about the reading ... there's a lot of reading and I'm not really good to memorize quickly :(
Heather Helsel (3 months ago)
I'm a 3L and read all the time literally sun up to sun down, but I promise you that the more you read cases the better you get. You are able to pull things out better and it will be ten times easier. Learn your study habits now. Figure out what works for you. Law school is about outlining, so its all about your notes. Learn how you note take and get comfortable with asking questions of your teachers, either in the class or at their office hours.
ThisbeNik (3 months ago)
Read a lot of tough English literature, novels or plays. It really helps your vocabulary and overtime you'll make a habit of remembering.
Jesus Alejandro Cazares thank you so much
Sara Hamarai (9 months ago)
Same here :(
Sivena P I'm a sophomore in college. I recommend just start reading books and just start a habit of reading.
Kofi Obiri Yeboah (1 year ago)
This will be very useful as I intend starting my law journey very soon. Thanks Bruv.
mario negueruela (1 year ago)
very informative and helpful! Thanks for your help! I hope you keep making productive videos like these. You've got my support !
Sass Vick (1 year ago)
I love your videos,I've been searching everywhere for some kind of videos which are related to law.The one thing which I am little bit confused about is what's the difference between attorney vs barrister vs prosecutor?
Kranti Nebhwani (4 months ago)
Pelumi Azeez sir barrister Selmy?
Unknown Clanz (9 months ago)
That’s what I want to be “barrister”
CRISOSTOMO LOZANO (11 months ago)
Frose
Tammi-ara K (1 year ago)
Yes and yes. In my limited experience thus far anyway!
LegalEagle (1 year ago)
Very interesting how the legal systems are different! In NZ and AU do professors give issue spotting/hypo exams? Do they use the Socratic Method in class?
Birby Birb (1 year ago)
Thank you !
yas. c. (1 year ago)
Your videos are really well produced and I'm really loving the content. I will start my brazilian law scholl tomorrow. I wish you to continue this channel!
LegalEagle (1 year ago)
Love it! Good luck! Let me know if my strategies apply to Brazilian law school (I bet some of them do).
Ibraheem Olanrewaju (1 year ago)
I am loving this as I am planning to go into it in Nigeria.
LegalEagle (1 year ago)
Good luck! Let me know how it goes!
emiliano98765 (1 year ago)
Starting 1L in a couple of weeks. Surprisingly haven't heard some of these tips before. Great video.
LegalEagle (1 year ago)
Thanks, Emiliano! Law school is graded on a curve, so you have to be different to get A's. That's what we're all about.

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