U.S. law school tips

Next steps after receiving less than stellar 1L grades

January 7, 2023

With your first semester grades in hand, you may be feeling anywhere from on top of the world to on the verge of tears. The hard work you put in combined with the agonizing wait to receive your grades only to be met with disappointment doesn’t feel good. If you were excited about your grades […]

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How to create a law school attack outline

January 6, 2023

You have most likely done an outline (or a few) for your classes. Law school outlines help you synthesize and mesh your notes from class and readings into an organized structure so you can dial in the relevant principles of the law in your own words. Outlines are a must in law school. However, sometimes […]

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After winter break: Getting back into the law student mindset

January 3, 2023

Winter break is officially over Classes have begun and calendars are again filling with hefty readings, assignments, meeting requests, extracurriculars and more. Allowing yourself the time to slowly reacclimate to the pressures of law school is not really an option. So to help you ease back into the chaos of law school, here are a […]

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Three questions: Course correct or stay the course as a 1L student

January 3, 2023

The first few weeks of the spring semester are the perfect time to reevaluate your initial semester in law school and make changes as needed. You may not have your grades yet, and that’s okay. Grades do not define you. No matter where you landed, top of your class or near the bottom, this is […]

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Reviewing your law school exams and learning from them

January 2, 2023

As you head into a new semester, there are a few things you can do to help you move forward in law school with confidence. First, be proud of the hard work you did last semester. You’ve conquered what many people only dream of achieving. Next, carve out time to review your previous exams no […]

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Balancing your time between finals and papers

December 7, 2022

Time is almost always an issue in law school. While you may feel like you have little control over the time challenge, there are some ways to minimize stress and the potential to become overwhelmed as the end of the semester nears and finals and papers gear up. Assess before you begin It’s hard to […]

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Law school exam taking tips you should know

October 5, 2022

After a full semester of classes, taking copious notes and reading and briefing countless cases, the single determination of your success in a law school class will boil down to a few hours on final exams. Are you prepared to fully identify and frame disputes in need of resolution? Will you clearly answer the question […]

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Eight smart hacks for your Civil Procedure outline

October 4, 2022

The goal of civil procedural rules is to provide a fair and just means of resolving disputes while still creating an efficient method for processing cases. Because it doesn’t deal with substantive law, Civil Procedure concepts can be quite convoluted and difficult to grasp. To help you survive your semester of Civil Procedure, we’ve put […]

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How to survive midterm exams

October 2, 2022

Law school midterms can seem a bit daunting. They’re your first taste of exams and can potentially make up a sizable portion of your overall grade. However, there’s a lot to learn from the experience that you can utilize when it comes time for finals. Even if you don’t have the pleasure of law school […]

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Attention 1Ls (and 2Ls, too): Outlining season has arrived

October 2, 2022

You have your class notes, and now the time has come to create your outlines (if you haven’t already started). Whether you love it, hate it or love to hate it, outlining is a crucial tool when it comes to studying for your final exams. As you sharpen your pencils (or keyboards), let’s review a […]

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