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 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
This week we welcome back guest writer Hillary Vaillancourt to talk about what to do if you’re facing burnout as a law or bar student. Going to law school, studying for the bar exam, and practicing law (or doing much of anything, frankly) has been a stressful experience since 2020 began over a year ago. To { Continue Reading } The post How To Avoid Burnout appeared first on The Girl’s Guide to Law School®.…
This week we welcome back guest writer Hillary Vaillancourt to talk about finding the right fit in a legal practice area. I am one of those people. You know the kind, the kind that can’t try a new recipe without posting a picture on social media with a lengthy write-up about how the food was { Continue Reading } The post How To Find The Area Of Law That’s Right For You appeared first on…
This week we welcome back guest writer Tiffany Lo to discuss some important basics in legal writing. Have you ever gotten a headache from reading a statutory provision that went on for ten lines? Or a sentence in a court opinion featuring too many dependent clauses? Or a legal brief with too much jargon or { Continue Reading } The post Five Foundational Principles of Good (Legal) Writing appeared first on The Girl’s Guide to
This week we welcome back guest writer Shirlene Brown to talk about her first year as a practicing lawyer! That’s right, I have officially been a licensed attorney for over a year now! Holy cow! It honestly seems like a dream. I am an attorney at a small-medium law firm that specializes in personal injury. Although { Continue Reading } The post Young Lawyer Perspective – My First Year Practicing In Review appeared first on The
This week we welcome back guest writer Christen Morgan to talk about what to consider if you’re a law student in a job search during the pandemic. The year 2020 is now behind us, and as law students gear up for their summer 2021 job search, it’s clear that the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the { Continue Reading } The post Summer 2021 Job Search Tips for Law Students in the New COVID-19 Landscape appeared…
This week we welcome back guest writer Tiffany Lo to talk about starting fresh in the new year with some resolutions. Being a law student is not easy. There is always room for improvement—to make things more efficient, to grow your knowledge, to hone your legal skills. This year, consider adopting some of these new { Continue Reading } The post 7 Law School Resolutions For The New Year appeared first on The Girl’s Guide