Category Archives: 3L

Applicants: know the employer’s business and industry

Thank you, Alyson Stanfield, for your post How I Screwed Up My Pitch and What You Can Learn from my Colossal Error. Stanfield, author of Art Biz Insider and one of my favorite books, I’d rather be in the studio! is a longtime … Continue reading

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Smart and delusional job search strategies for 3Ls

3L spring or fall semester job search strategies range from very smart to completely delusional. Ideal: Organized, structured, systematic and not frantic combination of: Self assessment, Targeted networking based on a. well-developed or tentative selection of practice areas or career paths, b. geography, c. friends, … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Bar Review Season

Take a deep breath. This will all be over soon, and successfully, too, if you follow these ten tips for bar review season. 1.  Make a schedule that reflects your study habits. If you are an 8-hour-a-day study person, don’t … Continue reading

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Three-point checklist for 3Ls

This three-point checklist for 3Ls is a working document for students who have yet to find their career paths. Its theme is Waste no time. Between now and graduation, you have a huge block of time. Don’t waste it. You may … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Managing Bar Review

10 tips for managing bar review will get you through until the exam. This will all be over soon, and successfully, too, if you follow these steps.  1.  Make a schedule that reflects your study habits. If you are an 8-hour-a-day … Continue reading

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A single-minded sprint to finals?

A single-minded sprint to finals? After spring break you have options that maximize study time without sacrificing job search strategies.   Hunker down now. Up the ante on studying. Finish, tweak, and  memorize outlines. Outline the note cases. Listen to … Continue reading

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3L Bad Idea: Skipping the July Bar

Mid-February is the time when some 3Ls begin contemplating a bad idea: skipping the July bar. Banish that thought and sign up. Three good excuses for skipping a July bar         Donating a kidney.         Having … Continue reading

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5 tips for the 3L marathon

The third year of law school is many things: lots of work, not enough work,  practical clinical experience working with actual clients with real problems, complicated decision-making about where to practice, a frantic scramble for a job,  and a constant … Continue reading

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Employers’ & clerks’ end of summer concerns

The end of summer brings a host of concerns for employers and clerks. Not surprisingly, some of the employers’ and clerks’ end of summer concerns are similar, covering issues related to work product and how or whether professional relationships developed. … Continue reading

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