In February, The National Jurist published an article called The 10 Best Websites for Law Students. We felt that the authors of the article completely missed the mark. As active members of the online legal community, we felt like the magazine chose mostly generic websites, and missed an opportunity to showcase websites that law students really use.
So, we took to twitter and asked our followers which websites they rely on for information. Here are the top 9 voted for websites (plus a bonus website from us)!
2) The Girls Guide to Law School (not just for girls) came in first with the American law students. Founder, Alison Monahan, publishes witty and informative articles on a range of topics. Check out: Thinking About Public Interest Work?, 12 Things I’d Do If I Were An Unemployed 3L, and tips for law students like Surviving Law School 101: What You Need to Know to Succeed.
3) PSLawNet specializes in informing readers about public interest opportunities. In their blog, they publish helpful articles like, Making the Judicial Clerkship Work For You, public interest news, and public interest job postings.
4) Ms. JD seeks to help overcome barriers to achieve gender equality in the legal profession. They publish incredible articles on a range of professional topics; including: Compensation, Advancement, New Legal Business Models, and, of course, articles on law school and academia. They also keep a very complete calendar of events which law students in the area should consider attending for networking purposes.
5) Ask Heather Jarvis, no really, ask her. She’s an educational resource on student loan repayment. She writes about public service loan forgiveness and responds to posts in her forum where people ask her specific questions about loans and loan repayment.