To beat the post law school competition, you must maximize and magnify. One way to stand out is to get your papers published. The American Bar Association Law Student Division lists many opportunities for law students to receive big monetary awards and résumé boosting recognition for papers written in law school. Practical skills and moot court competitions are listed as well. This is a fast, easy site to check to ensure that you are making every effort to maximize your law school experience. Bookmark the site and check it monthly.
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