Category: Site News

The Art of the Law School Transfer

As many of you know, I transferred law schools after my 1L year. Many law students consider transferring after their 1L year, generally to move to a higher ranked school.

I transferred because I was marrying someone out of state (and dropping a little in the law school rankings), so I didn’t have the same academic pressure. Unfortunately, that transfer process did not go smoothly for me.

Thankfully, a LoaLS listener has written a comprehensive guide on transferring, appropriately entitled The Art of the Law School Transfer. I provided my narrative as an epilogue, and the book is now available! The author was kind enough to send me a review copy.

Here’s my official “review” of The Art of the Law School Transfer: “Any law student that isn’t 100% satisfied with their current school should invest the time and money to read this book. Well-written, practical, and comprehensive, The Art of the Law School Transfer walks you through the entire tightrope that is transferring: from whether you should consider transferring to how to succeed at your new school.”

You can buy The Art of the Law School Transfer via Amazon.com

- Neil

LoaLS #1 on Online Schools Blog Choice

I found out this morning that Life of a Law Student is the top choice over at OnlineSchools.Org on their list of 100 Best Blogs for Law School Students.

“Law school is an arduous ordeal few are prepared to undertake. In recent years, the proliferation of technology has made it easier for students to get study tips, career advice or anything else they may need. Blogs have been especially useful for sharing information between people. Whether you’re already in law school or are thinking about applying check out the 100 best blogs for law school students.”

Head on over to their Blog Post and check out their article!

Fixing Podcasts

Greetings, folks!

So, in the course of migration from Podango, several of our podcasts had become corrupted.  I have begun restoring the process from DVD backup, though it will take a while.  Criminal Law has been fixed as well as Property Law — the others will need to be manually edited since our automated process for assembling the episode together with the intro and outro is gone.

I appreciate your patience!

Feed Woes Update

It pays to be a programmer sometimes.

I just finished writing a script to migrate our database so the podcasts, which previously pointed to the Podango feed, now point to a valid source location.  You can now listen to our podcasts through the website or you can subscribe to the various classes at our feedpage — you can click the iTunes Subscribe button and it will add that feed to the list of your podcasts using iTunes as your podcatcher.  You can find our feed list here: http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com/podcast-feeds/

NOTE: Subscribing through the iTunes Store will still be problematic as we have to speak with iTunes support to make that change for us and those types of requests usually take some time to process.   So, we’d greatly appreciate it if you could pass along the word about the update.

Oh, and Happy New Year folks. :)

Of Feeds and Technical Difficulties

Greetings, folks…

As of December 31st, 2008, our primary feed provider, Podango, decided to reorganize and switch from a free-based service to a fee-based service.  In true internet fashion, they gave everyone about a weeks notice to switch everything over and forward their RSS feeds.  Being in and out of the hospital after Christmas, needless to say I had zero time to accomplish this, so we’ll be having a period of maintenance ourselves while we switch all of our podcasts from podango feeds to another feed service or host the feed ourselves.

I want to stress that no content has been lost — we have all of our episodes, so we’re golden there…  please just bear with us as we go through this period of reorganization.

The Constution, Bill of Rights and Bankrupcy Procedures

Fitz, over at The Law Pod, has updated his iPod Touch and iPhone resource with the Constitution and the Amendments along with the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure.  Interestingly, you can browse to the pages directly on your PC or Macintosh, but only with Safari (Apple’s browser) or Google’s “Chrome”, but only because it used Apple’s toolkit to develop it, so those two browsers support iPhone and iPod Touch formatted pages and features.

Thanks for the update, Fitz!

Federal Rules

Fitz, over at The Law Pod, has a great resource for your iPhone or your iPod Touch.

Law Pod’s web applications can be quickly and easily installed on your iPhone or iPod Touch by following the directions on the law pod home page. The Law Pod currently features the following web applications:

- Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
- Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
- Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure
- Federal Rules of Evidence

Upcoming Law Pod web applications include:
- Model Penal Code
- U.S. Constitution + Amendments
- Federal Rules of Bankruptcy
- And Many More!

The Law Pod is a perfect companion for lawyers and law students.

You can find more information at Apple’s Website or, again, at The Law Pod.  Thanks, Fitz!

In Our Thoughts…

I just wanted to take a brief moment to recognize the 7th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center towers on September 11th, 2001.  The injured and those who were lost and their survivors are in my thoughts today.