So you just watched My Cousin Vinny and now you really want to be a lawyer. Well, if Vinny Gambini can do it, you can too. Lucky for you there are all kinds of resources out there to help you get admitted to law school and succeed while you're there. If it pleases the court, here are 60 of the best Twitter feeds for aspiring law school students.
Exhibit A: Top Law Schools
If you want your law degree from the best of the best, follow these feeds from some of the top-ranked law schools in the country to find the university culture that fits you.
- Yale: The feed for this No. 1 law school connects you with legal news and campus events.
- Harvard Law School: Harvard's feed is updated multiple times a day to link to articles and to publish achievements of law school students.
- stanfordlaw: Stanford's page wins the prize for most tweets per day for school-related news and beyond.
- Columbia Law School: @ColumbiaLaw spotlights Columbia's distinguished professors' news-making statements and works.
- UChicago School of Law: This feed connects you with school paper articles and some cool features like interviews with professors.
- NYU School of Law: NYU's feed keeps track of student news, as well as the goings-on in the world's biggest city and elsewhere.
- Michigan Law School: Michigan's tweets give off a feeling of a tight-knit community, with a good mix of hard news and fun posts.
- UVA Law School: Read up on UVA faculty and student body in the news, plus takes on Virginia politics that you may not otherwise come across.
- Cornell Law School: Tweets with news and views, with handy tidbits like letting you know when new trial rules come out and linking you to them.
- Duke Law School: It skews toward professor-related tweets, but that includes live Twitter Q&A sessions with profs.
Exhibit B: Best-Value Degrees
These feeds are operated by the schools ranking in the top 20 for percentage of students who pass the bar and find a job, while keeping their law school debt low.
- GSU College of Law: In addition to school news, Georgia State tweets regularly about health law and charity events.
- FSU College of Law: Florida State doesn't have many followers compared to some colleges, but if you're interested in the school, follow it for articles like "My Experience in the Summer Program at FSU Law."
- UNC School of Law: UNC's Twitter feed has a fun, laid-back vibe while still being helpful to current and potential Tarheels.
- LSU Law Admissions: Find tweets mainly devoted to announcing events and highlighting students' scholarly (and athletic) achievements.
- Alabama Law School: @AlaLawSchool posts a healthy mix of event notices and hard and soft news, like the return of Quidditch to campus.
- Nebraska Law: It has a tiny following, but Nebraska is a great value school and this feed does a good job keeping students informed about campus news.
- Wisconsin Law School: Wisconsin uses its Twitter account for supporting worthy causes like toy drives and food drives, and the legal news is there, too.
- UW School of Law: UW is another less-formal page, with fun posts like "Who's got puppies to share before finals?"
- Arkansas Law School: Never miss a seminar or debate happening on the Arkansas Law campus by watching this feed.
- FIU College of Law: A nice feature of Florida International University's feed is the "Tune In" post, so you can catch FIU law profs dropping some knowledge on TV.
Exhibit C: Online Law Degrees
You can't become a practicing attorney with an online law degree, but if you want an underrated but rewarding job with a lot going for it, follow these schools that offer online law degrees.
- Champlain College: While earning a master's of science in law through Champlain, find out when the daily e-paper is out with this feed.
- Grand Canyon University: GCU tweets a verse from the bible every day, which should give you a good idea about the school's culture.
- Walden University: Walden offers a master's in public administration in law. The Walden Twitter page offers uplifting quotes and stats to get you through a tough day of studying.
- Kaplan University: Find tips for applying to college, event notifications and success stories of Kaplan graduates.
- University of Liverpool: Liverpool has a large crowd following its tweets about studying abroad and playful banter with students.
- Post University: The feed of this online school offering a B.S. in legal studies has fun stuff like photo caption contests, plus helpful articles and notices.
Exhibit D: LSAT Tips
The best way to ensure acceptance into your law school of choice is to score high on the LSAT. Follow these tweets to help you dominate on test day.
- KaplanLSATPrep: The feed by this well-known test prep company is pretty much required reading for LSAT takers.
- LSAT Freedom: As the page says, this feed is operated by Harvard Law grads and it's worth checking out.
- Next Step Test Prep: The company is a paid tutoring service, but the feed also has free articles with tips on acing the LSAT.
- LSAT World: There are tweets with "tips, facts, and fun," all from the world of the LSAT.
- LSAT Blog: Find advice for test-taking day, and tweet back with your answers to polls like, " What's the first thing you'll do after the LSAT on Saturday?".
- Cambridge LSAT: Cambridge is another for-pay prep service, but in following the tweets you may decide the materials are well worth the money.
- Free LSAT Prep Tips: The name says it all. Actually, it almost says it all — you can also get tips on applying to law school.
- Blueprint LSAT Blog: Here are more tips and info on the LSAT, with a smattering of legal news and fun stuff.
- SimuGator LSAT Prep: Check out helpful articles on topics like law school personal statement ideas and survival tips for freshmen law students.
- OnLawSchool: Have your test and admissions questions answered by LSAT pros through this Twitter feed.
Exhibit E: Getting In
Maximize your admission chances by following advice from the experts at these feeds.
- Law School Podcaster: These tweets will help you knock out the LSAT and arm you with strategies for getting admitted somewhere.
- AdmissionsDean.com: @Admissions_Dean is a hub for law school applicants to meet up, learn, and discuss the art of getting in.
- Yale Law Admissions: If the #1 law school in the country is your first choice, you'll definitely want to keep both eyes on this feed.
- Linda Abraham: Accepted.com operates this feed with free resources for perfecting applications and insightful news articles affecting college kids.
- LSAC (the LSAT): The Law School Admissions Council is the group behind the LSAT, and this is their Twitter feed. Follow it!
Exhibit F: Legalese
Keep up with the latest news and developments in the legal world with these Twitter feeds.
- Above the Law: This is a great, funny page with the most interesting legal news. Twenty-thousand followers can't be wrong.
- National Jurist: Find scholarly articles, news, and entertainment for pre-law and law students.
- LLM RoadMap: The stated focus is for international students, but you can use it too to get a better handle on law programs in the U.S.
- U.S. News Education: It may sound dry, but you'll find great articles on real topics that affect you, with titles like "Get Your Resumé in Front of a Living, Breathing Person."
- LST: Law School Transparency is focused on getting law school info to the people that need it.
- ABA Journal: The Journal is the gold standard for legal news, so if you don't get the hard copy, follow this instead.
- Law School Facts: It promises to be updated hourly with law school events and news, and it doesn’t disappoint.
- LawSchoolInteractive: @LawSchoolPods delivers free podcasts about how to make it into a law program.
- WSJ Law Blog: Ever heard of the Wall Street Journal? We thought so.
- Legal Blog Watch: Bruce Carton hooks you up with the latest news in "the legal blogosphere."
- The Am law Daily: The best feature of this page is the breakdown on the big law firms, but there's much more to be found here.
Exhibit G: A Day in the Life
Get a look inside the life of an attorney (or a soon-to-be one), straight from the horse's mouth.
- onlyinlawschool: Misery loves company. Commiserate with your fellow law students (when you become one).
- Bitter Lawyer: This is for lawyers and students who prefer their legal news with a healthy dose of snark.
- Lawyers.com: This feed is more for laymen, but take advantage of it as a student and learn all you can.
- David Barrett: The lawyer with the (self-claimed) largest LinkedIn network tweets about law and social media.
- carolynelefant: Carolyn is a marine renewables lawyer and blogger with "big ideas about small firm practice."
- Jordan Furlong: Mr. Furlong is a senior consultant offering Twitter tidbits like "14 commas in one sentence means you're doing it wrong."
- Brett Trout: Brett is a patent lawyer who tweets about cyber law and even wrote a book on the subject.
- Lisa Solomon: Lisa focuses on legal research and tips for legal writing.