Saturday, December 01, 2007

Exam-Writing Tips from Law Profs

At this point in the semester, outlines, sample exams and study sessions are important, but knowledge will get you only so far. In the great quest for A's on law school exams, don't forget that critical part of exam performance: knowing how to write those "quality answers" that professors really want. Two of the best short articles on exam-writing are "Strategies for Taking Law School Exams...So They Don't Take You," by Professor Dionne Koller, who formerly directed the academic support program at the University of Maryland School of Law, and "Tips for Students Taking Law School Exams" by Professor Vikram Amar of the University of California (Hastings), featured in a previous post. Take a look.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Business and Economic Research Using NetAdvantage

Looking for a business and economic information? Try Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage. Net advantage provides access to information about companies, industries and funds. Find commentary and market news on companies or review publications about industries and sub-industries. Once you have completed your search, you can export your results into a spreadsheet format.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Students Rank Big Law Firms' Work Environments

A new web site, Building a Better Legal Profession, ranks and grades large, private law firms on several workplace factors, such as diversity of partners, pro bono work, and billable hours. For a few markets (Manhattan, D.C., Boston, etc.) you can find out how diverse your potential employer is before deciding whether to accept the offer. The site was started by concerned law students interested in workplace reforms.

Thanks to Law Librarian Blog and Moritz Legal Information Blog

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Web Freebies

BusinessWeek has put together a slide show of the 101 Best Web Freebies. You already know about some of these (Skype), and some are very useful (free tax software), while others seem to involve the kind of headaches you might already associate with free products (free iPods . . . after signing up with a sponsor and getting your friends to do the same). Enjoy!

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