As mentioned in our previous post, in law school, professors teach classes using the Socratic Method (rather than lecturing). This means that the professor will go in front of the classroom and ask students questions about the law and the assigned reading, rather than simply telling the students what the law is. Many times students don’t know the answer. Or they get the answer wrong . Or it takes them ten minutes to arrive at the correct answer and by the time they provide the correct answer, you forgot what the question was.
This makes it very difficult to learn the law! It also means that you may find yourself very confused after class. I remember many occasions in law school when I would leave the classroom ten times more confused than when I walked into it. Continue reading Law School Summer Prep: Tip # 5 Purchase Commercial Study Aids
Law School Summer Prep Tip #4:
Understand how Law School is different from College
We have published an article that is very similar to this one before but now we are publishing it in the context of a pre-law tip. Why? Because if you understand exactly how law school is different than college, you will be way ahead of your peers.
Continue reading Law School Summer Prep Tip #4: Understand how Law School is different from College
One big difference between law school and many undergraduate programs is that law school is a lot of work. You will have cases to read, legal writing and research assignments to complete, outlines to write, and exams to prepare for. You can help tackle this workload ahead of time by figuring out a good law school study schedule before law school even begins. Continue reading Law School Summer Prep: Tip # 3 Create a Law School Study Schedule that you Can use Throughout Law School
Healthy habits are underrated in law school. In law school, you will be surrounded by classmates who put physical health on the backburner. Physical health is important, in part, because it is intimately related to mental health. If you are looking to increase your concentration, focus, and recall – and ultimately do well in class and on law school final exams – maintaining a healthy lifestyle is something you should make a priority. It is also something you can start on in the summer – the earlier you start changing your daily routines to make them more healthy, the better. Thus, our second tip for law school summer prep is to develop healthy habits. Here are a few suggestions on ways you can do so: Continue reading Law School Summer Prep: Blog Series Tip #2: Develop Healthy Habits
This post is the first in a series about all things that 0L’s – that is students about to enter their first year of law school – can do to prepare. Some of them are lifestyle changes (for example, this blog post); others are more substantive things (i.e. what books to read, and what assignments to get a head start on)
We assume that most of you 0Ls are not itching to grab a legal treatise on Contracts the first week of June, so for our first post, we’ll start with a lifestyle change that may be easier to implement. Continue reading Law School Summer Prep: Blog Series Tip # 1: Read a Lot