130: How to Make Difficult Decisions in Law School

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today, we're talking about how to go about making difficult decisions in law school, because, let's be honest, you'll almost certainly have to make some. Now that the first semester is over, this is the time of year when many law students face a variety of choices about the direction their legal education and career. In this podcast, we talk about some of these dilemmas specifically, and offer suggestions for how to approach your decision-making process. In this episode, we discuss: Should you stay, or should you go? Deciding whether to drop out Which jobs should you apply for? And which should you accept? Choosing a clinic or externship Deciding whether to join a journal, and which one How to spend your time in law school, on a daily or weekly basis, or over a semester Different tools for helping you make thoughtful decisions Dealing with resistance to or disapproval of your choice Trusting your instincts Resources: Martha Beck, Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live (https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Your-Own-North-Star/dp/0812932188) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Episode-130-Making-Difficult-Decisions-in-Law-School.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes  (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) (or your listening platform of choice). And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee

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