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

310 EpisodesProduced by Alison Monahan and Lee Burgess - Law School Toolbox, LLCWebsite

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


002: Why is Law School Hard?

In the prior episode, we talked about Mindset and how important it is to work on cultivating a growth mindset. Today, we’re talking about why law school is hard! Not to scare you, but to provide context and alert you to some of the challenges you might face. Forewarned is forearmed. And remember, a challenge – seen the right way – is just an opportunity for growth and learning.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Whether law school is the hardest thing we've ever done
  • Ways to make law school harder for yourself, by choosing the wrong school
  • The impact of stress and anxiety on law students and the legal profession
  • Why the academics of law school are hard
  • Why the social aspects of law school are hard
  • Why the job aspects of law school are hard
  • Whether law school has gotten even harder in recent years


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