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ATL’s Unofficial Orientation to Law School (Part I)

Today, we present the first installment of our three-part series of Google Hangouts aimed at helping prospective law students navigate the application process and the first year of school. With the assistance of our very own Joe Patrice and Elie Mystal hosting the program, we are joined by Nicholas, a 1L at the University of Texas Law School and Jenna, a 2L from Florida State who transferred from Nova Southeastern and landed a summer position at Greenberg Traurig.

Future hangouts will feature a professor from Harvard, the president of BARBRI, Biglaw hiring partners and associates, and more current law students. Prospective students can sign up here to get more news and resources to begin their legal careers….

In our first clip, we meet our panel (and find that Elie’s FEELING GREAT ABOUT PROCESSES):

What role should the U.S. News rankings play as analyzing variable? Also, does it matter if characters in hypotheticals are attractive? Let’s find out:

Did the U.S. News rankings drive your law school application process?

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Wait, law schools can claim your first-born child as a tuition payment?

If you get a free ride to a top regional law school and are admitted to national or top tier school for the full sticker price, what should you do?

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When prepping for the LSAT, here’s some advice for the perplexed:

What is the best way to prepare for the LSAT?

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Again, for all you aspiring law students, don’t forget to sign up for more resources on applying to and succeeding in law school. We hope to see you for the second installment of this series!


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