writing-1170142_640We recently published an article in the National Jurist titled, ‘What is the First Year of Law School Like?”

In the article, we detail the primary differences between law school and undergrad, including explaining the following differences:

Difference # 1: Homework Assignments — The vast majority of assignments in law school consist of reading cases. Cases are opinions written by judges that state why a lawsuit should turn out one way or another.

Difference # 2: The Socratic Method — Another difference between law school and college is the style of teaching. First-year law school classes are traditionally taught using the Socratic Method. Thus, instead of lecturing about the law, a professor will call on a student during class and ask the student questions about the assigned cases. Some professors call on students at random. Other professors will tell you ahead of time when you will be on-call.

Difference # 3: The Grading SystemFor the vast majority of first-year law school courses, your final grade will be determined by how well you do on the final exam. In general (with the exception of any legal writing or research course), you will not have any quizzes to take, essays to write, or homework assignments to hand in during your first year.

Click here to read the full article in the National Jurist.