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How to Succeed as a Summer Associate in a Big Law firm

By Andy A. Edited by Lemon Law School Most of the time, your return offer is yours to lose. Here are 12 things you can do to succeed as a summer associate to increase your chances of receiving a return offer at a Big Law firm. This advice includes knowing how to ask for a …

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Best 1L Supplements: Definitive Guide (+FAQs)

By Andy A. Edited by Lemon Law School 1L supplements are a great resource for understanding the material in your 1L courses and can frequently save you time and energy that could be spent on other assignments. Here is a complete list of supplements that I personally used during 1L that helped me reach the …

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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 …

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Top 4 Legal Internships for 1Ls

By Andy A. Edited by Lemon Law School As a law student, how you spend your summer may affect your post-graduation employment. Fortunately, as a first-year law student, you have much leeway in choosing your summer internship. Whether you want to work for a law firm or pursue a career in public interest, here are …

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Why You Should Transfer Law Schools I (My Personal Experience)

By Andy A. Edited by Lemon Law School This is the first post in the “Why You Should Transfer” law school series. Both authors in this series were both students who transferred to top-tier law schools. You can read the second post, written by my team member at Lemon Law School here. It’s no secret …

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What Does a BigLaw Summer Associate Do? (with examples)

By Andy A. Edited by Lemon Law School BigLaw Summer Associates experience the actual practice of law in the environment of a large firm setting. As a summer associate, you have the opportunity to work on potentially high-profile cases with big-name clients under the supervision of associates and firm partners.  Firm summer programs are also …

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How to Prepare for Law School (1L) During Your Summer Vacation

Here are some things you can do to prepare for 1L while on vacation. First, complete the LEEWS workbook to familiarize yourself with a law school exam. Second, read Getting to Maybe and 1L of a Ride. Third, read 1L guides written by top students (details below). And finally, build and maintain healthy habits during your vacation.