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

Today, we present the third and final 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. This week, Joe Patrice is joined by Mike Sims, President of BARBRI, Alison Monahan, founder of The Girl’s Guide to Law School, and John Goldberg, a professor at Harvard Law School.

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Meet the panel!

What’s the best strategy for studying for exams? It might not be poring over your outline:

Is Peter practicing proper preparation?

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Is there a simple strategy for balancing school work and social life?

Has Sally found a perfect balance?

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Last, but not least, here are some tips on the process of taking tests:

Should Tommy skip ahead?

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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. Click here to see all of the posts in this series. Thanks for watching!


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