The Law School Lowdown: Secrets of Success from the Application Process to Landing the First Job

The Law School Lowdown: Secrets of Success from the Application Process to Landing the First Job

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by Ian E. Scott, Esq., J.D.
     
 

If you're a law school student, or if you're planning to apply to law school, you'll find the practical guidance you'll need for success--plus tips on pitfalls to avoid--when you open this important new book. Written by a recent Harvard Law School graduate who is currently associated with major Wall Street law firm, this brand-new blueprint for legal

Overview


If you're a law school student, or if you're planning to apply to law school, you'll find the practical guidance you'll need for success--plus tips on pitfalls to avoid--when you open this important new book. Written by a recent Harvard Law School graduate who is currently associated with major Wall Street law firm, this brand-new blueprint for legal accomplishment gets down to specifics with--

  • The law school application process and tips on taking the important Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • Selecting a law school, applying for scholarships, and deciding between top-ranked and lower-ranked schools
  • Making the grade during that vital first year at law school
  • The best courses to take in second and third years
  • The advantages of publishing papers while in law school
  • Seeking out summer positions at law firms
  • Taking and passing state bar exams
  • Finding employment at a law firm after graduation
  • Other post-law school options, including judicial clerkships

    Valuable appendices give you still more advice, and include a completed model law school application form, effective résumés, a model brief of a case for class, and much more. Written by a successful attorney and based on his own law school experiences, Law School Lowdown zeroes-in on both the rigors and satisfactions that comprise the law school experience, offering the advice and counsel that will pave your way to a successful career in law.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781438003177
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    08/19/2013
    Pages:
    320
    Sales rank:
    301,469
    Product dimensions:
    6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.63(d)

    Meet the Author


    Ian E. Scott, Esq. is a graduate of Harvard Law School, a lawyer licensed in New York and New Jersey, and worked at a top-10 Wall Street law firm. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, where he was a Primary Editor on the Harvard Human Rights Journal. He has published in articles in several law journals.

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    The Law School Lowdown: Secrets of Success from the Application Process to Landing the First Job 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    If you are looking for real, practical guidance on how to apply to law school, you should buy this book. I needed advice from a law student who could identify with my profile. But, I had nowhere to turn until I came across this book. I am a none-traditional student who has been out of school and working for a few years. This book spoke to me and explained everything. It talks about what a law school admissions committee needs to see in a person like me, about how to get good grades, and it even talks about transferring law schools after your first year. I didn’t know that was possible. The bottom line is this is a great book if you are applying to law school. It is written in simple language and will answer all your questions. So check it out. I think you’ll find it useful—I did! (T. Mitchell)
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    A great resource for law students and it was nice to see all of the significant steps all in one place. The descriptions were great and are very useful for prospective law students. I would highly recommend this book.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I wish I had this book when I went to law school!  While the author is clearly a pro-law school person (much more so than most), the book contains an enormous amount of useful and practical advice.  A great resource for those thinking of law school.