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

Top-Ten Tactics for Triumphing Over Law School

Apr 25, 2013 By: Samuel Berbano

With less than a month to go before graduation, I’ve been asked, “would you do it all over again?” In true Socratic fashion, the answer’s a “yes…if.” Yes, I would do it again…if I could change some things and keep others the same.

Tips for Finding a Definition on WestlawNext

Apr 18, 2013 By: Steve Hainlen

Finding definitions in statutes can be tricky, but a well-crafted Westlaw search can make it much easier.

A Primer for Regulations for Law Students

Apr 18, 2013 By: Megan McKinney Downs

If you have never taken (or never plan to take) an administrative code class, researching regulations can be confusing and difficult. Understanding what a regulation is and the difference between a regulation and a statute, will lead to a much more successful research quest.

Networking for Law Students: Some Opening Moves

Apr 8, 2013 By: Samuel Berbano

The business world thrives on new connections, because new connections lead to new business. Networking is the main way people make those connections. Do it well, and you can meet new people, learn from their experiences, and go to some really stunning receptions.

Predicting the Same-Sex Marriage Cases on FantasySCOTUS

Mar 29, 2013 By: Jake Knadle

This week the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments for two of the most anticipated cases in recent memory, Hollingsworth v.

Foreign languages for law students

Mar 28, 2013 By: Samuel Berbano

Three tips to learn, master, or keep up a second language. Learning another language opens personal and professional opportunities. It’s great for

Law School Advocacy Competitions the Westlaw Way

Mar 20, 2013 By: Samuel Berbano

This week, we’ll be talking about using Westlaw secondary sources in your preparation for law school advocacy competitions. Here are three tips with a few spoilers for Thursday’s event.

Limiting Keyciting Citing References in Heavily Cited Rules or Statutes

Mar 19, 2013 By: Megan McKinney Downs

Keyciting is an excellent way to find specific case law interpreting rules and statutes that you’re researching.

Law Students can learn from Jean Valjean

Mar 12, 2013 By: Samuel Berbano

The latest blockbusters tell us some things about law school. We’re talking about Les Misérables and legal volunteering. In a story full of selfish characters, Jean Valjean was always putting others first. His example is worth following.

How Did the Socratic Method End Up in Law Schools?

Mar 8, 2013 By: Jake Knadle

How did the Socratic method find its way into law school classrooms? We have Christopher Columbus to thank — Professor Christopher Columbus Langdell, dean of Harvard Law in the late 19th century

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