Accounting for Law

For those about to start law school

By Inga Andriessen

It’s that time of year – students are getting ready to start law school, Law Practice Program (LPP) candidates are getting ready for their first in-person week. It’s time to law. (I know law is not a verb, but really, it should be.)

If you’re about to enter law school, the best thing you can do is get organized. This isn’t undergrad: your game is about to be stepped up and your organizational skills need to do likewise.

If you’re about to enter the LPP and can afford it: sell your Mac and get a PC laptop. Most law-specific computer programs are not Mac friendly: you’ll thank me for this when you’re not up all night during the real estate part of the LPP. Really. You’re welcome in advance.

For all those about to law, check your egos: you’ll learn more if you do. You’re not about to be “better than everyone else” because you have a law degree: it’s just your education, it’s not who you are.

Finally, for all about to law, invest in at least one black suit. Spend as much as you can afford to get the best quality. This will help a lot as you will be wearing it for many assessments and you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Good luck. Have fun and welcome to law!

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