Engineers in Law School: A Survival Guide

engineers in law school

Engineering (or any hard science) and law can be a powerful combination.  The communications skills developed in law school can be a great complement to the quantitative skills developed in your engineering training.  The framework for analyzing legal cases is also largely similar to scientific problem solving techniques.

Surviving the Socratic Method: What you need to know

For students beginning law school, one of the most common fears is the Socratic method of questioning. The Socratic method is the infamous way that law professors teach: rather than lecturing to students, they engage students in a guided question and answer session to lead students to a conclusion. The point of employing the Socratic […]

Passing the Bar: The Last Hurdle

passing the bar

As the calendar makes its way into June, we are thrilled to congratulate 3Ls on their graduation. Of course, as exciting as it is to celebrate the completion of law school, any soon-to-be graduate knows that the most daunting part of becoming a lawyer is just around the corner: passing the bar exam.

Choosing a Law Firm: Which One is Right for You?

“All Law Firms Are the Same” You have probably heard this phrase several times since you’ve been in law school.  It’s thrown around a lot and, indeed, most law students buy into it before they actually start working at a law firm.  Yes, many aspects of large law firms are similar—salary, office locations, and practice […]

An Insider’s Guide to Journal Write-On Competition

write-on competition

Membership on a law journal can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your law school career. You’ll improve your research skills and legal writing in a big way, and it’s also one of the few chances to work on a team in law school. Private and public interest law firms often expect to […]

Top 5 Reasons to Get Connected to Law Firms Before OCI

Let’s face it, you’re busy.  You have classes, grades, relationships, and many other things to worry about. So, why should you spend time meeting top law firms now?  Here are some reasons to start early: #5 – Stand Out – OCI is a volume process with lots of firms and lots of students, so it […]

How to Format Case Briefs on LearnLeo

Students save up to 1/3 of their class preparation time by briefing cases with our patent-pending platform. Go ahead, add it up: that’s hours every day. What would you do with a few extra hours every day?

Law School Outlines: It’s All About When You Start

When it comes to separating good law students from great ones, there’s one key difference: how they approach outlining. While most students tend to worry about how to create law school outlines, the better questions are when to start the process and what to do with your law school outlines once you’ve created them. In […]

Hacking Law School with LearnLeo

Many in the LearnLeo community have asked us about how LearnLeo was designed to be used.  With that in mind, here are some tips for hacking law school with LearnLeo: Brief your “main cases.”  Save time by highlighting and taking notes on your cases and automatically generating a case brief that can be easily integrated […]


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