Can’t Decide If You Should Go to Law School?
Driving Yourself Crazy With Applications?
Nervous About Life as a One L?
This is the guide that answers every question you've ever had about law school. Whether you're in college or high school; whether you've applied to law school or haven't even taken the LSAT; I answer EVERY question I've ever received about going to and succeeding in law school.
Not the Usual BS
There are dozens of articles and books about how to get into law school, how to take the LSAT, and how to study the law once you get there. You’ve probably already read a lot of this material. But you wouldn’t be here if you were satisfied with everything you’ve read.
I’m a practicing lawyer who crushed law school by ignoring conventional wisdom, so let me be brutally honest: most of that stuff is not really all that helpful.
Law school can be a lonely slog. These schools love dumping first year students in the middle of the ocean to see if they drown. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The best safety net is the advice and experience of a lawyer who cracked the code.
You won’t find much conventional wisdom here. My course will answer all the questions you still have after you’ve read all the other prep materials. You’ll finish the course with all of your questions answered and a clear map on how to achieve your law school dreams.
What You’ll Learn:
- How to decide whether law school is right for you
- The ONE THING you can do to ensure you’re admitted to your dream school
- The key to getting letters of recommendation and how to write them
- How to crush the LSAT
- Whether it is worth it to attend a top 25 school
- What law school admissions committees are looking for
- How to write a personal statement that stands out
- How to pay for law school
- The difference between local law schools and top tier schools
- A day in the life of an average law student
- A plan of attack for your first year classes
- The secret to acing your exams
- Understand the law school grading curve
- How to leverage outstanding 1L grades into better financial aid
- How internships can help you get your dream job
- 3.1 Why Go To Law School (4:42)
- 3.2 Should I Go to Law School (4:03)
- 3.3 How Should I Prepare for Law School (9:39)
- 3.4 What Not to Do To Prepare For Law School (3:15)
- 3.5 In High School - How Should I Prepare for Law School in High School (6:31)
- 3.6 After Applying - How to Prepare for Law School (4:58)
- 3.7 Does Your College Major Matter (2:43)
- 3.8 What College Classes Help (3:59)
- 4.1 Prerequisites for Applying to Law School (1:29)
- 4.2 What Does it Cost to Apply (2:32)
- 4.3 What Do Law Schools Look For (3:14)
- 4.4 What is Needed for A Law School Application (2:24)
- 4.5 Can I Apply if I Have a Criminal Record (1:49)
- 4.6 What GPA Do You Need (2:32)
- 4.7 Personal Statement (5:45)
- 4.8 Letters of Recommendation (5:31)
- 4.9 How to Guarantee Admission to a Top Law School (2:34)
- 4.10 When to Apply (1:34)
- 4.11 My Advice for Applicants (3:36)
- 4.12 What If You Have A Low GPA or LSAT Score (2:53)
- 4.13 How Important are College Grades (1:25)
- 4.14 What Are the Best Law Schools in the Country (3:23)
- 8.1 How Long Is Law School (2:02)
- 8.2 What Should I Look For in A Law School (3:37)
- 8.3 What Law School Classes Do You Take in the First Year (6:48)
- 8.4 What Classes Do You Take In Your Second and Third Years (4:07)
- 8.5 Will I Succeed In Law School (5:02)
- 8.6 What is a JD and Are There Other Degrees (1:07)
- 8.7 How Much Case Reading do You Really Do (2:47)
- 8.8 How Much Writing Do You Do in Law School (3:11)
- 8.9 What is the Socratic Method (6:38)
- 8.10 What is An Outline (4:43)
- 8.11 Outline From Day One or Wait (4:24)
- 8.12 What is a Case Brief (4:39)
- 8.13 What's the Deal with Highlighers (3:01)
- 8.14 What Does the Average Day Look Like. How Much Studying (6:04)
- 8.15 What Makes Law School Difficult (7:17)
- 8.16 Can You Have a Social Life In Law School (3:12)
- 8.17 Is Law School Cut Throat (3:21)
- 8.18 Do You Actually Learn to Be A Lawyer in Law School (3:35)
- 8.19 Extracirriculars in Law School (3:45)
- 8.20 Why is Law Review So Prestigious (2:15)
- 8.21 Are Study Groups Worth It (3:05)
- 8.22 Transferring From a Bad Law School to a Good One - edited (2:22)
- 8.23 Am I Too Old For Law School (3:20)
- 8.24 Should I Go Straight from College to Law School - edited (4:30)
- 9.1 How Are You Tested (9:38)
- 9.2 What is an Issue Spotting Exam (7:24)
- 9.3 What is Lawyer-like Analysis (5:54)
- 9.4 How Do You Remember All That Law For the Exam (5:26)
- 9.5 The Dreaded Law School Curve (4:57)
- 9.6 Is Law School Harder than College (4:24)
- 9.7 How do People Succeed In Law School (4:37)
- 9.8 Why Do Some People Fail in Law School (5:57)
- 10.1 How Do You Get a Job (7:01)
- 10.2 What Are Big Firms (5:24)
- 10.3 Should You Work at a Big Firm (6:16)
- 10.4 What's a Summer Associate (4:29)
- 10.6 What Can You Do With a Law Degree (1:44)
- 10.5 What Are the Most Prestigious Legal Jobs (3:43)
- 10.7 What Legal Jobs Are Out There (4:02)
- 10.8 What Non-legal Jobs Are Available (5:09)
- 10.10 Passing the Bar Exam (4:25)
- 10.9 What Do Lawyers Get Paid (2:37)
Hi, I’m Devin, your law school expert.
I'm the head instructor and founder of LegalEagle.
I loved my time at UCLA Law. It was one of the formative experiences of my life.
But i'll never forget the feeling of uncertainty that I had when I was thinking about applying to law school. There were SO MANY QUESTIONS.
Thinking about law school can be daunting. How does it work? How do you apply? Is it right for me?
I hear from dozens of future lawyers every day. So I set out to create the guide I wish I had before I went to law school. Whether you've already applied or whether you're deciding whether to go in the first place, this is the guide you didn't know you needed.
Guidance from an expert.
Get prepared for law school.
Become confident in your law school journey.
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Learning to “work smarter” is a buzzword, but it's more than just a trendy phrase. Research shows we don’t have an unlimited pool of cognitive resources. Law school is a legendary time-suck that will encourage you to drain your mental battery on busy work.
I didn’t play that game and neither should you. You need to work smarter, not harder. That mentality starts with this course, which cuts through all the BS.
Write Well, Skip Pre-Law
Law-related undergrad courses aren’t the best prep for law school. That’s because the law is really not about talking -- it’s about writing. I’ll show you how to up your writing game.
Focus on the LSAT, Not Tasks With Low ROI
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Learn to Outline, Avoid Busy Work
At the end of the semester, your classmates will all be zombies. Most law students get bogged down with so much busy work that they collapse before the final exam. But you won’t. I’ll explain how outlining from day 1 will have you leapfrogging the competition.
Practice More, Study Less
Reviewing flashcards, highlighting key words, and re-reading cases until you fall asleep won’t help you on final exams. Instead, you’ll learn my can’t-miss strategy for preparing for finals. You’ll find old exams and learn how to break them down.
Identify Your Niche, Ignore Chatter
Law students love to gossip, especially when it comes to summer associate jobs and internships. Ignore the chatter about law firms and judges. This course gives an overview of internships, judicial clerkships, and summer jobs, helping you identify the opportunities you should target.