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Get rid of the distractions and make the most of your study time (from the Georgia State Univ. Law Library)
Advice for First Generation Law Students (from The Girl's Guide to Law School blog)
John Grisham Skewers the For-Profit Law School Industry (from The Atlantic)
Don't [mis]quote me on this... Exploring inaccuracies in the law (from Judicata)
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