Law School Study Tips

Eight smart hacks for your Civil Procedure outline

August 2, 2021

Hack #1: Talk to your professor This will be your greatest asset throughout the semester, especially when preparing your Civil Procedure outline and other course outlines for final exams. With each class, you are learning how to take your professor’s specific exam. While there is a level of uniformity among law schools across the country, […]

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The many advantages of getting to know your professors better

July 28, 2021

This may sound a bit crazy to you at first, yet it’s actually a good idea: Make an effort to know your law school professors outside of class time. You may be thinking, “Really? I just got raked across the coals for half of today’s discussion, over a footnote in Hadley v. Baxendale, and you […]

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Reviewing your law school exams and learning from them

May 24, 2021

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona Congratulations on surviving another semester of law school. No matter how you did, reviewing your exam is a great idea. It is especially important to review your exam if you did not perform well or get the grade you thought you were going to. This is especially critical for […]

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BARBRI 1L Mastery hacks for final exam success

April 26, 2021

As a 1L, you are no doubt feeling the pressure as final exams loom near. Most first-year students have already enrolled and have access to BARBRI 1L Mastery (if you haven’t, you can do so now). It’s a rich law school study supplement, so let’s break down the “Top 5 Hacks” – in other words, […]

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After winter break: Getting back into the law student mindset

March 26, 2021

By Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Winter break is officially over Classes have begun, calendars are beginning to fill. My brain, however, has yet to register that it’s time to re-enter law student mode. Remember the days when teachers would waste the first days of class reviewing the syllabus? The fast-track nature […]

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What else you can do to prepare for law school final exams

March 26, 2021

You have your outlines complete and you’re ready to start studying for law school final exams. You’re trying to memorize the rules of law and apply them, but what else should you be doing? Here are a few extra finals prep tips: Schedule and track your study hours Hold yourself accountable by scheduling your study […]

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1L tips for tackling different law school exam types

March 26, 2021

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law I just took my 6th law school exam and my second one for this semester, and so far all of them have been slightly different. Here is an explanation of the different types and some tips to help you prepare. Closed book with open […]

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What to remember for your law school graduation checklist

March 26, 2021

By Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School If you’re anything like me you love to plan. Somehow time has escaped me and now it’s the middle of the semester, meaning my desire (and need) to begin planning all things commencement related has become too strong to ignore. So, in typical OCD fashion, I […]

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How to overcome the onset of Zoom fatigue, law school stress

March 8, 2021

By Bree A. Vculek, George Washington University Law School Why video calls can be exhausting We’re multi-tasking. We’re logged on for a lecture, checking email (and our three social channels …), trying to entertain our quarantine puppy (just me?), texting friends and family, and checking out the décor in our professors’ and classmates’ homes. Talk […]

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Books every law student should read for successful outcomes

March 8, 2021

By Kathryn Pope, University of Florida Levin College of Law While the amount of information accessible about law school is beneficial, it can also lead to information overload. When I searched for materials to get myself ready for the “law school mindset,” I did not know where to begin to look. Thankfully, I was introduced […]

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