The Girl's Guide to Law School Blog

The Girl’s Guide to Law School®exists for one reason: to help you get what you want from your law school experience. This isn’t about some abstract version of “success.” It’s about figuring out what you want to achieve, and helping you get there.

This week we welcome back guest writer Shirlene Brown to discuss how to get back into school mode after a summer off. Summer is the best time for law students. You can earn money through your summer jobs, catch-up with family and friends, and just relax! Unfortunately, summer went by so fast and the Fall { Continue Reading } The post Law School Perspective – Tips to Help You Transition from Summertime to Studying appeared…
We’re welcoming back guest writer Hillary Vaillancourt to discuss keeping a social life going, even when you’re busy in law school. While getting to know your law school classmates is not only socially beneficial but also good for networking, socializing can easily and quickly get out of hand. My first year of law school, I { Continue Reading } The post How To Have A Social Life That Doesn’t Interfere With Your Studies appeared first…
This week we welcome guest writer Aleena Ijaz to talk about, and demystify, the clerkship process. I had absolutely no idea what a “clerkship” was before I started law school. So, if you are reading this post and don’t even know what a clerkship really is, don’t stop reading. I will explain. What is a { Continue Reading } The post What on Earth is a Clerkship and How do I Get One? appeared first…
This week we welcome back guest writer Hillary Vaillancourt to talk about what she learned from the French lifestyle and how this helped her as an attorney, Ever since I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by the French lifestyle. My childhood bedroom had an Eiffel Tower clock. My traditional birthday cake was chocolate mousse. I took { Continue Reading } The post Three Things I Learned About The French Lifestyle That Changed How I Practice Law
This week we welcome back guest writer Cathlyn Melvin to talk about how to get back on track with your work when you’re having a tough time – and sometimes that means taking a break first! It’s been a long day of classes and reading. You’re not finished with the cases that are due tomorrow, and { Continue Reading } The post Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired: How to HALT and Reverse Before Getting to Work appeared…
This week we welcome back guest writer and law student Tiffany Lo to talk about why it’s important to have goals at a legal job. Wondering what to expect in your legal job or internship? Hoping to set yourself up for success and make the most of your experience? Then you are in the right place! A { Continue Reading } The post How to make the most of a Legal Job or Internship – Setting Goals
This week we welcome back guest writer Hillary Vaillancourt to talk about why celebrating life events is important – even if you’re busy in law school! My birthday falls at the end of April—smack in the middle of finals season. My first year of law school, as my birthday approached, I couldn’t find anyone who was willing { Continue Reading } The post Why You Should Celebrate Your Birthday in Law School appeared first on The Girl’s
This week we welcome back guest writer Tiffany Lo to talk about her experience at an in-house internship over the summer. Over the summer, I had the great fortune of working as an in-house legal intern at a multinational computer software company. With this opportunity, I made it a priority to understand what it means { Continue Reading } The post 5 Takeaways from My In-House Legal Internship appeared first on The Girl’s Guide to
This week we welcome back guest writer Cathlyn Melvin to talk about finding a personal mission and figuring out your values as a law student and future lawyer. Standing at a gas pump, your eyes glaze over at a posted paragraph about the fuel supplier’s mission to be “the world’s premier petroleum company.” Okay. Corporate mission { Continue Reading } The post Personal Mission, Vision, and Values Statements in Law School appeared first on The Girl’s
This week we welcome back guest writer Tiffany Lo to talk about how to go about preparing the best transfer application you can. Are you a 1L thinking about transferring law schools? If so, this post is for you! As a transfer student myself, I remember putting together my application as a worldwide pandemic raged { Continue Reading } The post Tips for 1Ls to Prepare a Strong Transfer Application appeared first on The Girl’s