Author: Travis

24 Feb Legal Writing Tips | Abraham Lincoln University

Reading and writing are two of the most important skills lawyers, and thus law students, must master. Close reading of cases, rulings and other law texts is essential to learning and understanding the law, and being able to write well and make clear, concise arguments via the written word separates good lawyers (and students) from the not-so-good. Here are some legal writing tips to keep your prose clean and your arguments clear. Write for your audience. The...

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23 Feb Law School Exam Taking Tips | Abraham Lincoln University

Many students are nervous about their first law school exams. They’ve likely heard that law school tests are unlike any tests they’ve taken before, and the prospect of anything new, especially when in the beginning stages of law school, can be intimidating. There are helpful resources out there, though, to help you prepare, like this exam writing formula from LawNerds.com, which should help law students through the essay questions that make up most law school...

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22 Feb Note-Taking for Law Students | Abraham Lincoln University

There are many resources online giving tips about taking notes in law school, but what they all tend to agree upon is that students should find a way to take notes that works for them and stick to it. This may be a note-taking technique from previous years of schooling, or something developed in the first semester of law school. The manner in which you take notes is not as important as the fact that you do take them, yourself. We’ve collected some of the more common tips found online for law school note-taking, and hope they’re of help to you as you begin or continue your law school studies.
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21 Feb Strategies for Case Reading in Law School | ALU

Case reading is one of the most important skills a law school student and future attorney must develop. There are a number of resources online offering tips and tricks for case reading, but we at the Abraham Lincoln University blog found this guide from the University Of Idaho College Of Law to offer a comprehensive strategy. While reading over their whole guide is recommended, we’ve extracted a few key points to get you started.
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20 Feb Alternative Juris Doctor Careers: Law Librarian | ALU

Though many people go to law school to obtain a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in order to practice law, the degree may also be a valuable tool in other careers outside of public or private practice. The Abraham Lincoln University Blog will highlight other career options to pursue with your J.D. in a new series of posts. Up next: Law librarian.
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16 Feb Alternative Juris Doctor Careers: Academic Administration | ALU

Though many people go to law school to obtain a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in order to practice law, the degree may also be a valuable tool in other careers outside of public or private practice. The Abraham Lincoln University Blog will highlight other career options to pursue with your J.D. in a new series of posts. Up next: Academic administration.
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16 Feb Online Schools for Transfer Students | ALU

Take it from someone who knows: Transferring schools in college, graduate school or law school can be tough. When transferring from one traditional, brick-and-mortar, campus-based school to another, one has to get used to a new commute, a new campus, new teachers and students, and a new administration with its own different policies and requirements. On top of all of that, depending upon the discretion of the school, classes you’ve already taken as degree requirements may...

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15 Feb Outlining for Law School Exams | Abraham Lincoln University

The busy law student may wonder: “Why outline for my classes and tests when I can buy an outline that’s already been written?” Outlines and study guides for many common law school courses are commercially available, and buying an outline instead of preparing one yourself can be a big time-saver. What that doesn’t take into account, however, is that it’s not having an outline that helps students study—it’s preparing the outline that helps students succeed. According...

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15 Feb Alternative Juris Doctor Careers: Investment Banking | ALU

Though many people go to law school to obtain a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in order to practice law, the degree may also be a valuable tool in other careers outside of public or private practice. The Abraham Lincoln University Blog will highlight other career options to pursue with your J.D. in a new series of posts. Up first: Investment banking.
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13 Feb Benefits of Online School for Working Adults | ALU

Traditional law schools are usually organized into three-year full-time programs or four-year part-time programs, and have students taking up to four courses concurrently as they study. Even some online distance learning law schools require students to take multiple classes at the same time. While this scheduling may work fine for some, it is designed for those who have little commitment other than to study. Those law students who are also working a full-time job, raising a...

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