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You're terrified of getting cold called and stumbling to remember the procedural posture in Pennoyer v. Neff. Alternatively, you can't wait to get called on and perfectly recite Pennoyer's procedural posture and throw in some background details on the Pacific Christian Advocate and 1870's Multnomah County, Oregon. (Really, tone it down, gunner.)

What do you do to prepare? You brief the case. But here's a hint: you don't have to do it all yourself. Westlaw can do a lot of it for you.

The people you meet in law school likely won't disappear from your life after just three years of law school. Many of them could become your colleagues, lifelong friends, or opposing counsel. A few you may just see at the local bar, or local bar events.

The opinions your law school peers make of you in law school will follow you for some time. And some of your law school classmates might kind of hate you. Especially if you're a gunner.

It's back-to-school season, and that includes you law students. So, we hope you've enjoyed your summer internships. If you're lucky, you might have even gotten a bit of vacation in there. Now, it's back to the grind.

Here are five tips to help you get back into the law school state of mind and to help keep you at the top of your game when you're there, from the FindLaw archives.

Widener Law School 'Fraud' Suit Lacks Class Standing

Widener Law School faces a class action lawsuit alleging that students were defrauded with deceptive employment statistics. Fortunately for the school, however, the Third Circuit recently ruled that the plaintiffs lacked critical commonality for such an action.

It's a major victory for the law school and marks another victory for schools defending disaffected and disenfranchised law grads. However, the suit is not dead; the circuit court ruling means that each plaintiff must pursue relief one by one.

You're in law school. You're a digital native. You want to build your name, share your thoughts, make some memes.

Can you blend the two worlds, your future-lawyer self and your online-commentator self? Should you have a blog?

Law Schools Now Offer Money for Early Decision Applicants

Unless you're lucky enough to be a trust fund beneficiary, you will most likely have to consider costs when applying to law schools. One perceived drawback for many students is that early decision applicants generally have fewer merit-based options.

A few schools, however, have decided to offer money to students who undergo the early decision process. They're looking to catch those who would otherwise join the regular applicant pool for fear of missing out on greener pastures.

NACIQI: ABA Is out of Touch and Should Lose Accreditation Power

These are watershed times for the ABA, the monolithic institution that knows no particular jurisdiction yet wields tremendous power. Today, it is facing serious questions about whether or not it can be charged with the responsibility of accrediting America's law schools.

So far, it could all be a lot of talk. But as far as we can tell, this is perhaps the biggest threat to the ABA's widely recognized authority to stamp schools with its seal of approval. Is the institution's sterling image finally tarnishing?

Want a Federal Clerkship? Go to These Schools.

Some law students dream of BigLaw riches. But another common ambition is the judicial clerkship, particularly the federal clerkship.

Well, everyone is all about stats and metrics these days so we thought we'd bring your attention to those schools which seem to be particularly talented at funneling their grads into federal clerkship seats. Take a look.

Best Law Schools for Getting Rich as a Lawyer

We get it, you want BigLaw despite advice that you should be careful what you wish for. You've made it your aim to get into some of the most corporate of firms, and now you want to know which schools will best increase your chances. After all, BigLaw is where the money's at.

After taking some of the stats from the American Bar Association, the folks over at Business Insider ran some comparisons against their own list in order to create a list with a second opinion, so to speak. Let's take a look at the top five schools for landing a high-paying BigLaw job.

High-Ranking Law Schools in America's Cheapest Cities

Do you pride yourself in finding the best deals or stretching your dollar out to its limits? Then you might want to take a look at this list showing some of America's "cheapest" cities by living expenses that featured law schools as highly ranked as the University of Texas. It's a list that will surely give you "bang for the buck" types something to think about.

We'll cover some other interesting aspects of the lists here.