California Desert Trial Academy College Of Law

Law School Studies: Five Ways to Avoid Procrastination

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Are you beginning law school soon? This is a challenge you will need to meet head-on, and preparation is key. Here are five helpful tips: Head into your first year organized. While it is understandable that you may want to spend your last truly free summer engaged in recreational activities, do yourself a big favor and start setting yourself up for success early on—especially if you tend to be a procrastinator and there is the potential for falling behind quickly. Begin getting your sleep schedule on track, and make sure your living arrangements are stable. Prepare yourself for a stringent schedule...

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No Longer A Concept for the Future: Online Learning is Enriching Lives

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No longer a concept for the future: online learning is enriching lives in ways as infinite as the branches spreading out into cyberspace, with the benefits of the Internet often seeming almost miraculous. This man-made technology opens the growing expanse of the world to us, allowing us to reach out to others, learn more, create and participate in commerce, and many other valuable opportunities. While there may be skepticism regarding online learning, including that of law schools opening around the US, undeniably it is the wave of the future. There are so many other resources available online that make life easier...

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Law School Is All Consuming—But You Must Take Time for Yourself

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While law school tuition may set you back a bit financially, you will certainly be rich in other areas during your four years, especially at an online school like California Desert Trial Academy College of Law. In taking advantage of distance learning, one of the greatest benefits is having all the comforts of home at your constant disposal, with everything you are used to at your fingertips. Upon enrolling at CDTA, you can enhance your life with the expanse and new intellectual realm of law school—working toward a new and impressive degree without having to move out of your home...

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Extracurricular Activities During Law School? Be Careful with Your Time

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If you have decided to attend law school, chances are you were dedicated to this idea for quite some time, and look forward to extracurricular activities as a balance to your studies. While some students may have known they wanted to be lawyers their entire lives, others come to this serious conclusion during high school, on taking a variety of tests that pique their interest or as they begin speaking with counselors and taking aptitude tests regarding careers. Pulling it all together for your undergraduate four-year degree is no easy feat though, and law school is no different as you take...

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How to Choose the Best Law School for Your Present & Future

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Students around the US choose law school for myriad reasons. You may feel a sense of duty, and responsibility, to help others in your community, and perhaps even have the wonderfully ambitious goal to further society in seeing justice continually served. You may be interested in intellectual property and helping others register their inventions or protect their branding, or business litigation, or legal or contract writing. You may also be interested in becoming a trial lawyer, commanding a courtroom, passing the bar after four years of distance learning with California Desert Trial Academy College of Law. No matter the reason you...

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Understanding Ethics & Professional Conduct in the Legal Realm


While there are so many valuable courses that you will take during your four years of law school, they are all important. As an online student at California Desert Trial Academy College of Law it will be critical to your success that you become extremely organized and disciplined about not only your studying, but attending all your classes. There may be some courses that appear easier than others, or frankly, you may just consider them a waste of time; however, every class is integrated into your coursework for a reason, and many of these reasons you may not understand until...

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Hard Skills & Soft Skills: Why Both Are So Important in Law School

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During your four years of law school, you will be taking in an immense amount of knowledge and soaking up a lot of facts, to include hard skills and soft skills. While this conventional practice is vital to educating you so that you can pass the California state bar as well as go on to have a fulfilling practice as a trial attorney, there may be times when you wonder why you must take one course or another. Some courses may seem more valuable to you than others and students you go to class with may find that some coursework...

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CDTA: Our Mission for You as a Law Student


Are you interested in becoming a trial attorney? If so, many reasons may have brought you to take the final step of applying and getting ready to attend a school like California Desert Trial Academy College of Law. Students from all walks of life become interested in attending our online law school, and with good reason. The greatest advantage of course is that you can gain excellent knowledge of the law from the comfort of your own home. You can set up your own personal classroom however you like it, along with a comfortable study station equipped with all the...

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Are Most Law School Internships Paid?

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Law school internships can be an invaluable experience, and has come to be an expected rite of passage for most law students—and whether you are a older attorney or a student at California Desert Trial Academy College of Law, you are probably accustomed to a legal atmosphere that has at least one enthusiastic intern around, a person who is more than happy just to be in the midst of the legal realm—and with good reason, because the internship is an excellent vehicle for reinforcing all that learning from law school. The educational experience goes the other direction too, as you...

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Legalese: What is It Good For?

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As a first-year law student, most likely you have no idea how much you will progress in mastering legal writing over the next few years, along with learning to avoid legalese. This may even be such a gradual process that you hardly realize it is happening. If you are a motivated student immersed in voluminous amounts of law school studying and legal reading though, it would be hard for that not to rub off, making you even more adept at manipulating the English language. Much of that is the entire goal of education to begin with, although for law school...

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