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1L Year

Best Backpacks for Law School

Law school is absolute hell on the back. Between lugging around massive tomes (casebooks) and spending most of the time hunched over a desk, you’re going to suffer a bit. If I was a chiropractor or a massage therapist I would, with zero hesitation, set up shop next to a…

1L Year Civil Procedure

Best Civ Pro Supplements

Civil procedure is usually offered first semester of 1L year so it’s where many students first get acquainted with legal reasoning. At my school, UChicago, where we were on the quarter system, Civ Pro 1 was one of only two exams we had first quarter. As such, all of us…

1L Year

5 Things To Do To Start Law School Right

The idea for this post came from another blog but I wanted to share my thoughts about some smart things to do when you start law school. Law school is a fresh start and you can improve yourself and your habits to make 1L year a lot easier. 1. Behave…

1L Year Contracts Supplements

Best Contracts Law Supplements

Chirelstein’s Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts There is no disagreement among law students about this: the best contract law supplement is Chirelstein’s Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts (more often referred too as just “Chirelstein” or, “the book with the sailboat”). Whereas in…

Admissions

How Hard is Law School?

With each new law school admissions cycle, tens of thousands of law school applicants have the same question: “So, how hard is law school?” These curious souls, anxious with anticipation, and perhaps consumed with some degree of dread, turn to me to get a better idea of just how hard…