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

315 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


033: Our Top 10 Tips for Law School Success!

Happy 4th birthday to the Law School Toolbox! After reflecting on what we've learned from working with hundreds of law students over the past four years, we've compiled our top 10 tips to help you be a successful and happy law student. Enjoy!

In this episode we discuss:

  • Lee and Alison's favorite posts and advice from the past four years
  • Why mindset matters so much in law school
  • How to receive and use feedback to grow as a law student
  • Why law school is a "learned" skill
  • Why you should think about your law career from day one
  • Why being able (and willing) to hustle is so important
  • The biggest stress point for law students
  • Why practice is so important
  • How to prepare for the bar exam through law school, instead of at the last minute
  • How, where, and when to get help in law school
  • Why you might want to create your own definition of success
  • Tips on how to take care of yourself in law school and why it's so important

Thanks for listening, and we're looking forward to many more great years ahead!

If you enjoy the podcast, 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 ( 


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