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Self-Care 101 for Law Students: How to Avoid Burning Out

By Andy A. As a law student, your 1L grades carry great weight in determining your job prospects immediately after graduation. There are a lot of things you can do to increase your chances of beating the law school curve like reading these 1L guides written by successful law students and formulating a good study …

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How to Write a Cover Letter for Law Firms

By Jane E. Edited by Lemon Law School A good cover letter for a law firm job includes a few informational paragraphs that demonstrate your writing skills. When I recruited for law firms, it took me a little while to learn how to approach cover letters. I spent longer time than I should have thinking …

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Best Questions to Ask During Your Law Firm Interview (with 16 Examples)

By Erin B. Edited by Lemon Law School Having great answers prepared for your interviewer’s questions is only part of the battle. Toward the end of your interview, your interviewer will turn the tables and give you an opportunity to ask them questions about their firm. Formulating a list of good questions is absolutely necessary.  …

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Dual Degrees and the case for the JD/MBA

By Jay S. Edited by Lemon Law School Many law schools now offer exciting dual degree programs. The opportunity can be appealing to the ambitious law student who may have interests at the intersection of different domains. Pursuing an additional degree can certainly open up new doors, but the value can be difficult to assess, …

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How to Navigate Screener and Callback Interviews in Big Law

By Joe K. & Alexa T. Edited by Lemon Law School Law firm recruitment season is arguably one of the most stressful times for a law student. As a law student, this job fair is usually your best shot at getting a Big Law job. You have to maintain a positive attitude throughout the process, …

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How to Answer Law Firm Interview Questions (with examples)

By Andy A. Edited by Lemon Law School Your interviewer will ask you a set of common questions to assess whether you are a competent candidate and whether you are a good fit for their firm. To effectively answer an interview question, you should familiarize yourself with these commonly asked questions below and know your …

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How to Mass Mail to Get a Law Firm Job

By Jane E. Edited by Lemon Law School Mass mailing is the process sending out hundreds of applications to different law firms in hopes of receiving interview invitations from some of them. This occurs outside the pipeline recruiting process. It can be thought of as a form of direct networking, which is along the same …

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How to Write a Legal Resume for Law Students (Template Included)

By Andy A. Edited by Lemon Law School As a law student, your legal resume should provide your interviewers with a quick one-page overview of your past experiences and qualifications. Thus, along with the content of your resume, the format of your resume is pretty important. Let’s take a look at how you should write …