The first year of any endeavor can be the hardest, and your second year of college is no exception. You might think that 2nd Year Result will be easier than your first — but it’s not, at least not if you want to see results in your schoolwork or career path. But don’t worry! Just because you have one more year under your belt doesn’t mean you should be discouraged; it means you should be excited about what this next year has in store for you.
The top law schools in the country
Back in 2016 and 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked all ABA-accredited law schools.
This year, those rankings are out again—and we’ve put together a list of schools where second-year students typically have big success on bar exams and end up in high-paying jobs after graduation.
But before you get too excited about your own future prospects, remember that these lists aren’t perfect; some schools with less impressive overall reputations might still produce great lawyers for specific practice areas.
And keep in mind that there are many factors to consider when choosing a school beyond its ranking or employment statistics.
So take these lists with a grain of salt—but also know that they can be useful starting points if you’re looking for advice on which schools to apply to or research further.
If you want more details about how these lists were compiled, check out our methodology below. For now, here’s what you need to know about how 2nd year students at top law schools fare once they’ve finished their first two years
Our Law School Journey Was Not Easy
I’m not going to sugarcoat it or say it was easy. It wasn’t. The first year of law school is tough and mentally draining. However, if you just get through that year and make it through to your second year, you’ll see a drastic change in yourself as an individual and as a student.
After two years of schooling I can tell you with confidence that law school is by no means easy. So why should you be excited about 2L? Here are five reasons 1. You’re finally starting to learn how to learn.
Many people complain about how much reading they have to do for class. They don’t like having so much information thrown at them at once, especially when they feel like they don’t understand anything at all.
This is normal; most people feel overwhelmed when they start out because their brains aren’t used to processing such large amounts of information so quickly yet.
As time goes on though, you’ll start picking up speed and find yourself reading faster than ever before without losing comprehension. This is because your brain has learned how to process large amounts of information without feeling
overwhelmed or exhausted afterward! In fact, after a few months of studying for finals I found myself reading novels again!
Applying to our first law school
We got into our 2nd year of law school! We’re super excited to be back in Georgia but plan on spending one or two semesters abroad
. Many students are not pleased by their 2nd year result but we couldn’t be happier! There’s a lot to say about your 2nd year result and how it can help you achieve your 3rd year result.
Here’s why you should be excited if you get your 2nd year result So many law schools only accept one class of people—those who have gotten good grades at top undergraduate institutions and scored well on their LSATs.
So what happens when these people graduate? They usually apply to even more competitive schools, enter jobs that will take them years to rise through, or they start their own businesses while living off credit cards.
If they want to go overseas they may face visa issues because they didn’t work for an international company before starting their careers.
Applying to our second law school and getting into it
I know, it’s not every day you read a post titled Second Year Results: Why You Should Be Excited. But I promise there is some value to you in reading my experience—even if law school isn’t on your radar.
There are four points I hope you find helpful from my story… 1. Get your applications out as early as possible – My first year of law school was very busy with classes and work and I didn’t have time to really think about applying for summer jobs or fellowships until April or May.
This meant that when it came time for me to start sending applications out, most of them were due at least two weeks before my LSAT score would be released.
And that meant that many schools wouldn’t even consider me until after they received my score and reviewed my application materials (I ended up sending out over 100 applications).
Because of all these factors, I only had one real option for summer employment – a big firm in DC that had already hired students through its own internal process before they even started looking at any external candidates.
What did we do?
When you’re planning to write a series of posts it’s important to have a clear direction on what you want to accomplish. In other words, if you write articles just because they come naturally or are easy to research then you won’t be able to keep consistency in your writing schedule.
We had developed 5 articles prior our 2nd year result post and that really helped with keeping ourselves focused and consistent.
So for now my goal is set on writing 20 posts for 2017. The topics I’m going to cover will be based off our experience as well as common questions we get from customers.
Here are some examples of topics I plan on covering: How can I get more traffic? How do I increase conversion rates? What should I charge for my product/service? How do I build an email list?
How did you study for the LSAT?
The LSAT is a beast of a test. It requires you to do things like logical reasoning and reading comprehension.
If you’re not used to doing these things on a daily basis, it can be scary and intimidating – not only because there’s no room for error with just four multiple choice options but also because there are so many different ways to study for it!
What we did was create an optimal study plan that gave us all of our bases covered when studying for each section of the test.
How did you prepare for the Credential Assembly Service evaluation?
I made sure to study everything on their website, read all of their FAQs, and reviewed sample case studies. The Credential Assembly Service evaluation is not something you can really prepare for. It’s a very subjective process.
I decided to put my best foot forward and be transparent about my weaknesses as well as my strengths in order to increase my chances of becoming a CAS credentialed consultant.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a CAS credentialed consultant?: If you want to become a CAS credentialed consultant, do your research!
There are so many resources available online that will help guide you through every step of the application process.
Start by reviewing what other people have written about their experience with CAS evaluations or even ask current or former CCMC members if they would be willing to share how they were able to get approved.
Also make sure that your resume is up-to-date because it will play an important role in helping you gain acceptance into CCMC. Lastly, make sure that you’re able to demonstrate why your work experience has prepared you for being a healthcare management consultant and how your personal qualities will benefit clients.
To retake or not to retake – that is the question…
It’s natural to want to avoid having to retake a year of your PhD. Most students don’t enjoy the second round of exams and anxiety that comes with it. But if you haven’t already made up your mind – take a step back and think it through. In many cases, one more year can be well worth it.