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How Pre-Law Students Can Use Social Media To Their Advantage

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Many educational institutions are now actively encouraging their students to embrace social media for professional purposes but proper care and caution should still be observed most especially the aspiring lawyers.

According to D Magazine, wannabe lawyers will have to go through a more challenging scrutiny especially now in the era of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, because a few wrong posts and wrong clicks will be enough to sink their careers away. As a pre-law student, you should be able to protect yourself by making sure that nothing you do on social media can end up coming back to you. Here are the best ways you can avoid social media from jeopardizing your career and using it instead to your advantage.

Follow news sources

One of the best practices you can put into play, according to Uloop, is to follow news and law sources via social media. This way, you can stay on top of the things which are really relevant not only for your degree but life in general, like the news and everything that is going on. You will also be able to follow the changes in our legal system. What you just need to make sure of is that you filter which sources are actually credible and just follow the organizations that you trust.

Apart from the news, you can also follow law schools and other organizations so that you can stay in touch with whatever is going on in your field.

Only accept friend requests from the people you know

As a pre-law student, it is only imperative for you to know all the people you are friending because you are giving them a certain level of access to your personal information, your photos and activities. You may never know what agenda some of these stranger accounts have which might come back later to haunt you, which is why you have to be careful.

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