How to Network Before Law School with Rachel Gezerseh (Ep. 343)

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Finding a job after law school doesn’t have to be a stressful ordeal. Give yourself a leg up on the competition, and start networking now. Today on the show, special guest Rachel Gezerseh, author of The Law Career Playbook, offers aspiring lawyers her best tips on how to network before and during law school. Then, Nathan and Ben tackle another logical reasoning question from PrepTest 73. A student shares how she got her university to expunge an F from her transcript. And the guys check out a listener-recommended app for reading and listening to books for free.

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2:24 - Interview with Rachel Gezerseh

Trial attorney, adjunct law professor, and author of The Law Career Playbook, Rachel Gezerseh stops by to answer listener questions about becoming a practicing attorney. Rachel offers expert advice on networking before and during law school, finding your best-fit legal job, and negotiating salary. You can find Rachel on her social platforms listed below.

Instagram: @lawcareerlab

Facebook: Rachel Gezerseh

Linkedin: Rachel Gezerseh

Twitter: @lawcareerlab

39:33 - Score Inconsistencies

An LSAT Demon tutoring student recently reported drastic inconsistencies between their practice test scores and their official test scores. It turns out that this student was habitually pausing their practice tests to think about hard questions. Spoiler: You can’t do that on the official test. If you want your official score to resemble your practice scores, then you need to “practice how you play.” Take your practice tests seriously, and don’t allow yourself to cheat.

55:45 - Test 73, Section 4, Question 7

A critic tries to argue that a new civic building cannot fulfill its purpose because it’s far from the center of the city. But what exactly is the “purpose” of a civic building? And just how “far” away is this new building anyway? The argument is weak, and the guys pull no punches as they tear it apart. Try this question on your own here, and then listen to Ben and Nathan’s explanation.

1:07:29 - Expunging Low Grades

Listener Jennifer thanks the guys for their advice on appealing for the removal of poor undergraduate grades. She contacted her university’s registrar and requested that an F be expunged from her record because she had been hospitalized during the final exam. After reviewing Jennifer’s request, the school approved the expungement. If you are in a similar situation, Nathan and Ben suggest picking up the phone!

1:12:41 - Read More Books

If you want to expand your vocabulary and improve your reading comprehension skills, read more books! After taking this advice to heart, listener Angi began using the free app Libby. Libby connects to public libraries, so you can access digital and audio books for free on your phone or tablet. All you need is a library card.