Law School Insights: Book Sale!

Law School Insights: Book Sale!

This week I am working from the beautiful coastal town of Astoria, Washington.  I have enjoyed sunshine, rain, fog, and mist….all within about 15 minutes!  I am staying in a hotel that is right on the water, and am feeling especially grateful tonight.  It is good to get out of my routine, away from my normal commute through terrible traffic, away from my desk, and experience another side of life.  Life here is a bit slower, more small...

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Law School is Out for the Summer – or Almost Anyway!

Law School is Out for the Summer – or Almost Anyway!

Law school is out for the summer already – or if not quite, almost!  Can you believe it is already mid-spring?  Where I am, today is a beautiful, sunny day – just the kind of day that makes it difficult to study for finals!  Depending on where you are, you may already done with that final challenge of the year,  for others it is still looming, and still others, you just received your acceptance letter.  If you are in one of the...

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Law School and Winter Break

If you are in your first year of law school, you are most likely still on your winter break and probably enjoying it immensely! I hope you are taking the time to really enjoy your down time and time with family. I know, for many of you, you are working too, and you didn’t really get much time off at Christmas.  I used to hear from people all the time – so, are you enjoying your break? How is it being on vacation?  I used to think...

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Buy Your Law School Study Guides Now

Buy Your Law School Study Guides Now

For those already in law school – here’s a quick tip. Don’t wait until you’re preparing for finals – buy some law school study guides now. Really – before Halloween is not too soon! They can be really useful for understanding what you should be learning in your classes, and will be invaluable once you really start finals prep. During my first semester, I waited until I really needed them, and then had to be...

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Advice for Parents – Your First Year of Law School

Advice for Parents – Your First Year of Law School

I recently had a single mom of two young ones who is about 6 weeks into her first year of law school ask me for some pointers about how to balance all of her responsibilities and not feel so overwhelmed.  I realized there are probably several people out there in similar situations wondering the same thing, so thought I would share the basics of my response. ————— Let me start by saying that everything you are...

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Insider advice and insights to help you decide if you should pursue a higher degree while raising children, and tips for being successful if you're already on that path, from a woman who graduated from law school in her early 40's while working full-time and helping raise two young children. While most of the blog posts were originally written several years ago, they have recently been sorted for the most relevant materials, and new content is being added.

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