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The Law School Toolbox Podcast: Tools for Law Students from 1L to the Bar Exam, and Beyond

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The Law School Toolbox podcast is an engaging show for law students about law school, the bar exam, legal careers, and life. Each week, we offer practical tips and advice on academic matters, careers, and more. The Law School Toolbox podcast is hosted by opinionated law school and bar exam experts A… read more


013: What Do Lawyers Argue About?

Today we are talking about one important facet of your law school experience - learning to argue like a lawyer. From class to court, it's all basically the same.

So, what do Lawyers argue about? Some combination of:

  1. The Facts
  2. The Law
  3. Policy

In this episode we discuss:

  • Examples of the types of arguments you will find in law school
  • How to argue like a lawyer
  • Why law students struggle with the concept of ambiguity
  • The importance of reading cases carefully
  • Why law students struggle when trying to argue about the law
  • Policy arguments and why they can be the most confusing type of argument
  • How professors handle policy arguments
  • What types of arguments will you see on exams and strategies for mastering them

If you liked this episode, please let us know!We'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes.

And feel free to reach out to us directly! You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website ( 

Thanks for listening! Good luck in law school.

Alison & Lee


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