The Westlaw Academic team brings articles relevant to the law school experience.

Law School Survival Tips: Finding a case opinion’s punchline

Sep 8, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Finding the right legal concepts to take away from the cases you read in law school can often be taxing. Here are some tips to help with that.

Searching Secondary Sources More Efficiently

Aug 29, 2014 By: Ben Petersburg

Finding the document you need within Secondary Sources may take time. Here are some tips to make this process easier.

Tips for effective professional networking

Aug 6, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

If you’re looking for work, networking can be the single most important activity you engage it, since who you know can be the most pivotal factor in finding a job.

Job search tips: What to do when rejections get you down

Jul 30, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

As mentioned in an earlier post, being tenacious is important to surviving in today’s legal job market. Of course, after the eighth or ninth rejection letter, that’s easier said than done.

Tips for beefing up your resume while job-searching

Jul 23, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Here are some ideas for keeping the dust off of your legal skills while you are looking for a job.

Survival tips for today’s legal job market

Jul 17, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Things are looking bad for new law school graduates. But things are eventually going to improve, and here are some tips to help survive the drought.

Statutory Interpretation, Lesson 3, Part 2: Advanced Search Techniques

Jul 1, 2014 By: David Hollins

If we cannot find material that explicitly mentions the words or phrases we are looking for, we may still be able to gain insight into the statute by looking at cases that explicitly mention the sub-section the terms or phrases occur in.

Find Cases Faster: How to Search Editorial Enhancements On WestlawNext

Jun 24, 2014 By: Ben Petersburg

The vast majority of cases on WestlawNext have already been read, summarized, and classified according to topic. Follow the strategies below to research more efficiently.

The art of the law firm cover letter

Jun 3, 2014 By: Adam Gropper

While a “perfect” cover letter may not get you the job, a poorly written one can prevent your resume from being seen by decision makers

Statutory Interpretation, Lesson 3, Part 1: Advanced search techniques

May 23, 2014 By: David Hollins

If none of the techniques we went over in the previous lessons have worked, it’s time to move onto advanced searches.

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