put in 110% percent, but realize there’s much more to life than law..also, don’t listen to the crowd/echo chamber
Your law degree is just one weapon in your arsenal. A law degree does not limit your options-it expands them.
Life changes constantly. Don’t get sucked into the idea that any single moment, course or grade will define you.
I say that having gotten my lowest grade in law school… in tax law.
I would say don’t go to law school unless you know what you want to do with the degree once U have it.
Erik Heels (@erikjheels): trademark, domain name and patent lawyer
Be yourself. That’s what my mentor (Tom Bohan of http://mtcforensics.com) told me. Be yourself, and you’ll be fine.
Don’t let ‘em convince you that only grades matter. Compassion, persistence and a pressed shirt are just as important.
Do not be lazy. Work hard to make yourself invaluable to your clients and your community.
Take skills-based classes! Mediation, trial advocacy, drafting etc have helped me immensely. Substantive law changes anyway.
Two words: informational interviews. Meet many people. Don’t send blind résumés. Sell your differentness. And don’t panic!
Find the passion in what you do. If you love what you do, good will follow. Law is a wonderful profession.