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Should I Take a Gap Year Before Law School? (Good & Bad Reasons)

By Andy A.  After going through four years of undergraduate education, students interested in law school may wonder whether they should take a year or more off to work or pursue other extracurriculars. The answer really depends on your circumstances and the gamut of your experiences.  But overall, I recommend that students consider taking some …

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What is Law School Like? (with examples)

You may have heard that law school is difficult and stressful. For those who enter law school unprepared, this is the reality. However, if you enter law school equipped with the right set of tools and with the knowledge of exactly what to expect, you will be miles ahead of your peers, who will 100% …

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Law School Essentials: 9 Things Every Law Student Needs

You’ve accepted an offer to attend your dream law school, and now you’re wondering what supplies you need to prepare for law school.  In this article, I’ll discuss what each law student should have and what tools I used to help me succeed at a top law school to get a job at a Big …

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Do Lawyers Work During Weekends? (+Sample Work Schedules)

In general, most lawyers will occasionally work during the weekend. As a lawyer in the professional services industry, you serve your clients’ needs. Attorneys face deadlines that will not always conform with their personal plans. They are being paid to be available to diligently pursue their clients’ matters.  The amount of time spent working during …

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Can Law Students and Lawyers Serve as Jurors?

Most people tend to dread jury duty, but getting the opportunity to sit on a jury and hear a court case a law student can be a really enlightening experience. You get to see first-hand how a trial works and how lawyers argue their cases. For practicing lawyers, this may be less exciting since they …

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Can Lawyers Have Tattoos?

According to a poll conducted by Statista Research Department in 2019, more than 40% of Americans polled had at least one tattoo. Approximately 19% of Americans reported having two or three tattoos. Less than 40% of Americans would rule out getting a tattoo. As a result, many wonder whether having a tattoo is appropriate in …

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Can Law School Be Completed in Two Years?

Thinking about going to law school? The unfortunate thing about law school is the time and money required to get a degree. The traditional three-year curriculum may cost an average of $50,000 per year. For prestigious law schools such as Harvard Law School, tuition alone can cost over $65,000 per year. Thus, many wonder whether …

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How many hours per week should you study in law school? (Examples)

By Andy A. Edited by Lemon Law School On average, first-year law students study around 30-40 hours per week for class. Law school professors may assign 30-60 pages of reading per class.  Many people argue that you should study 40+ hours per week, but based on my personal experiences and the experiences of some of …