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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

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042: Acing the Law Review Write-On Competition

Welcome back! Today we are discussing the Law Review write-on competition and why you should (or shouldn't) participate. We've also got tips for success, should you decide you want to do it.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The variety of "law reviews" of different types
  • Who has to do the writing competition, typically
  • Alison and Lee share their law review experiences
  • Why you may want to do law review and why it can be important for your career (and why you might not want to!)
  • The basics of the writing competition
  • How to prepare for the writing competition
  • Why you need a Bluebook (and need to be familiar with it)
  • Why citations make a difference
  • What the graders are looking for, and how you can make them happy
  • What you should do when you get your law review writing competition packet
  • The importance of backing up your work
  • How to handle the diversity essay

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Thanks for listening!

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 (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). 

Enjoy! And best of luck with the writing competition.

Alison & Lee

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