‘I Consider Law School A Waste Of My Life And An Extraordinary Waste Of Money’

‘I Consider Law School A Waste Of My Life And An Extraordinary Waste Of Money\'Business Insider interviewed a 28-year-old lawyer with deep regrets about his decision to go to law school. They asked him the following questions:

  1. Why did you decide to go to law school?
  2. What kind of job were you hoping to get?
  3. What kind of job did you end up getting?
  4. Roughly how much do you make?
  5. Do you enjoy it at all?
  6. Do you think your law school misled you about your job prospects? How?
  7. How much is your monthly student loan payment?
  8. Is it hard to get by? What kind of sacrifices have you had to make?
  9. What kind of advice would you have for somebody who’s applying to law school?
  10. Did you think you’d end up making more money since you went to a top 20 school?
  11. If you hadn’t gone to law school, what career path would you have pursued?
  12. Is there any aspect of the law school bubble that you think is inaccurately portrayed in the media?
  13. Did you enjoy the law school experience, in spite of the debt you incurred?

Of course, the experience of this person is only that of a single person. I know many who are happy with their choice of careers and love what they do. But I do know a disturbing number of lawyers who think like the one in this article:

I consider law school a waste of my life and an extraordinary waste of money. I feel like I was duped and tricked. At the end of the day, it’s my own fault for being a sucker and I learned an extremely hard lesson. Because I went to law school, I don’t see myself having a family, earning a comfortable wage, or having an enjoyable lifestyle. I wouldn’t wish my law school experience on my enemy.

9 Things You Learn When You Go To Law School (Thought Catalog)

9 Things You Learn When You Go To Law SchoolA little levity for the beginning of May, from Thought Catalog:

1. It is never as prestigious as it sounds.

2. It is not the same as on TV.

3. Cue all the narcissists and megalomaniacs.

4. People fear you.

5. You meet guys that don’t respect what you do.

6. You are expected to win every argument.

7. Your parents will find every opportunity to brag about you.

8. People will assume you know everything about the law.

9. Law, much like medicine, is a calling.

Read full article at thoughtcatalog.com

Top Organizing Apps for Law Students

From Law School Toolbox:

Staying organized is a major part of being a successful law student. If you are losing your handouts, taking notes in different places, or constantly losing your study materials, chances are you won’t study effectively.

Top Organizing Apps for Law StudentsThankfully, modern technology can come to your rescue. The phone or tablet you may be reading this on can become your organizational multi-tool. In this post, we highlight several top applications for staying organized in law school. From note taking apps to calendar organizers, this list will get you moving in the right direction to becoming more organized.

Here are some great apps that can help you stay organized in law school:

  1. Evernote
  2. iStudiez Pro
  3. Genius Scan
  4. Dropbox
  5. Simplemind
  6. Law in a Flash
  7. Quizlet

 

Read full article at lawschooltoolbox.com

London Law Lectures – update

New audio lectures from London Law Lectures!

RESULTING TRUSTS RECORDING UPDATED
In Patel v Mirza (2017), the Supreme Court conducted an extensive review of the case law on restitution and the illegality defence, as well as the rationale underlying the Tinsley principle and decided that it was time for Tinsley to be overruled.

The recorded lecture on resulting trusts has been updated with an analysis of the decision. To purchase the presentation CLICK HERE

[If you have already viewed the presentation you may have to clear your history to view the updated material.]

MORE RECORDINGS
To see the complete set of recordings available in each subject area please click the links below:

LAW OF CONTRACT
PROPERTY LAW (LAND LAW)
LAW OF TRUSTS
CRIMINAL LAW
LAW OF TORT
EU LAW
LEGAL SYSTEM & METHOD

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Jurisprudence 2017 – the examination

Harvard Law School will no longer require the LSAT for admission

Harvard Law School will no longer require the LSAT for admission

From WaPo:

For 70 years, the LSAT has been a rite of passage to legal education, a test designed to gauge students’ ability to learn the law.

But its dominance could change. Beginning this fall, Harvard Law School will allow applicants to submit their scores from either the Graduate Record Examination or the Law School Admission Test.

The significant change in admissions, a pilot program at Harvard, is part of a broader strategy to expand access. Because many students consider graduate school as well as law school, and because the GRE is offered often and in many places worldwide, the decision could make it easier and less expensive for people to apply, school officials said.

Harvard’s decision was announced this week, just before the arm of the American Bar Association that accredits law schools considers changing its standards to allow tests other than the LSAT.

Read full article at www.washingtonpost.com

London Law Lectures – news

Jurisprudence 2017 – the examinationLondon Law Lectures has posted an updated lecture on Resulting Trusts:

RESULTING TRUSTS RECORDING UPDATED
In Patel v Mirza (2017), the Supreme Court conducted an extensive review of the case law on restitution and the illegality defence, as well as the rationale underlying the Tinsley principle and decided that it was time for Tinsley to be overruled.

The recorded lecture on resulting trusts has been updated with an analysis of the decision.

How Visual Learning Tools Can Help You in Law School (lawschooltoolbox)

From LawSchoolToolBox about an approach to learning for law school students. We find this interesting, because our “Diagrams and Flowcharts” sections of our study guides are a small attempt at visual learning.

Check out the full article below.

How Visual Learning Tools Can Help You in Law School: An Interview with SketchyLaw

We recently sat down with Kipp Mueller, co-founder of SketchyLaw, an innovative visual review supplement for law school and bar exam students. Using hand drawn original video scenes, SketchyLaw aims to help students review and remember important legal concepts in a unique way. We spoke to Kipp about the story of SketchyLaw, how it works, and why he thinks law students will benefit from signing up.

SketchyLaw is structured as a “freemium” program, meaning we have several videos you can access for free and if you pay a small fee, you get access to the full curriculum. Our goals are to be student friendly, cheap, and easy to use. We don’t try to nickel and dime our students; we just have one simple price. At the end of the day, the program was made by law students, for law students.

Read full article at lawschooltoolbox.com

Law Student Newsletter for March 2017

Law Student Newsletter for March 2017

 

The latest Legal Yankee newsletter is now available: new articles, resources and more for law students.

This month:

  • Want to write a blog post for Legal Yankee?
  • When is the Best Time to Start Outlining Your Law School Courses?
  • New lecture recordings: Property and Trusts
  • New: Criminal Law Study Guide, third edition
  • Jurisprudence 2017 – the examination
  • Top barrister takes to Twitter to reveal what law schools don’t (but really should) teach their students

 

Test Yourself: Criminal Law quizzes with MCQs

London Law Lectures has updated its recordings for Criminal law with he following:

  • CRIMINAL LAW: QUIZZES INCLUDING MCQs 
  • Homicide: 16 lessons (120 minutes) followed by 38 quiz questions CLICK
    Fraud Act 2006: 5 lessons (38 minutes) followed by 14 quiz questions. CLICK
    Automatism and insanity: 6 lessons (45 minutes) followed by 20 quiz questions. CLICK

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