Setting the Bar: How to Get Through Law School

Congratulations! Watching Legally Blonde 750 times has finally paid off, and you are officially a law student! Or, like many people this time of year, you’re getting your applications ready to send in to your top-choice law school. Either way, you are preparing to embark on one of the most challenging, but rewarding, periods of your professional career. Law school is incredibly difficult and strenuous, but we’ve got you covered with some advice to survive.

First off, the first year is the worst year. Just like in undergrad, everyone takes the same courseload their first year of law school, and it usually involves thousands of pages of reading, and the Socratic Method of teaching, which you’re probably not used to. This means your professors are likely to call on anyone they want, anytime they want, to answer anything they want.

Nicole P.

Nicole Pieri graduated with a B.A. in English from The College of New Jersey in 2011, and has since decided that jeggings aren’t as cool as she originally thought and that writing for a living online is way better than being a starving artist. Relocating from a cow town in Northern New Jersey to the big city of Philadelphia has brought her some great opportunities and changed her attitude from “always look both ways!” to “I’m probably faster than that bus.” In her spare time she enjoys crocheting and speaking in the third person so that it looks as if she’s important enough for someone else to have written a bio about her.