Why A Law School Tutor Is A Great Investment
No matter if you are a first year law student, or heading into your last semester, a law school tutor can be a great investment to make. Read further to see our reasons why you should take action now!
Why A Law School Tutor Is A Great Investment
For 1L Students
1. Your first year of law school has a huge influence on future job opportunities.
Depending what type of law you want to practice, your first year grades can be crucial to job offers in the future. Your class ranking is bases exclusively on your grades. Competitive clerkships and internships between your 1L and 2L years are determined by class ranking. So, if you want interesting summer work and experience, you need to do well your 1L year. In addition, these experiences provide you with an “in” at the firm or agency you worked for once you graduate. These relationships can be crucial to future employment. Utilizing a law school tutor to excel your first year will leave all opportunities available to you, even if you are not sure what you want to do!
2. They also determine what extra curricular activities are available to you.
Extracurricular opportunities in law school are based on class ranking. If you want to take part in something like law review, you need to do well your 1L year. In addition, future employers love to see these activities on resumes. So, beyond being eligible for extracurricular opportunities, you can also shape your resume by excelling your 1L year. A law school tutor can help you do exactly that.
3. Your 1L classes make up the bulk of the multiple choice section on the bar exam.
Most law schools require you to take 6 of the 7 MBE topics your first year. These classes (Contracts, Criminal Law, Torts, Property, Civil Procedure and Constitutional Law) make up a huge portion of the multiple choice questions on the bar exam. They also provide a firm basis on which you build in your 2L and 3L years. It is pivotal to have a good grasp of these classes.
Therefore, 1L year is the perfect time to get a law school tutor. The tutor can help address any issues you have with these core classes so that you don’t need to relearn concepts during your bar preparation. In other words, doing the work “up front” and investing the time and resources necessary to succeed during your 1L year will save you time and resources later.
4. A law school tutor can also help develop time management techniques.
As any law student will tell you, time is at a premium in law school. Law school is not a glorified undergraduate course of study. Your professors will expect you to read and analyze class materials for in-depth class discussions. This requires careful reading and outlining. It also requires a big time commitment! If you do not have a plan for managing the workload, a law school tutor can help! He or she survived their law school careers, and can provide invaluable time-saving techniques and advice.
For 2L and 3L Students
1. Class ranking can also affect your job prospects.
Even if you are not at the top of your class after your 1L year, you still have the ability to increase your class ranking your 2L and 3L years. When law firms come to campus for interviews, they utilize class rankings to manage interviews. A law school tutor can help you improve on your 1L year. If you struggled, you can help mitigate the damage by excelling your second and third years. Again, you want every opportunity available to you, even if you aren’t sure which one you want.
2. Ultimately, a law school tutor can help you on the bar exam.
Ultimately, you have to pass the bar exam to become a lawyer. A law school tutor can help you master concepts while still in law school. That way, when you take the bar exam, you can avoid struggling during your review, and wasting time mastering material you covered in law school. The bar exam is stressful enough. Don’t add any additional pressure to it by piling more on your plate. Utilize a law school tutor to understand subjects in law school so you don’t have to relearn them later. It will make your bar prep much more manageable.
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If you are interested in tutoring for law school exams or learning more about how to answer law school exam questions, please visit our law school tutoring page here or click here to contact us. We offer sessions both online and in-person in our office in Birmingham, Michigan. We provide outline assistance, feedback on exam questions, and also one-on-one assistance in tackling an exam question. In addition, we are very flexible about scheduling sessions — some students just meet with us once to go over an exam; some students meet with us multiple times to reviewing substantive law, outlining, and exam-taking strategies!
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Ashley Heidemann is the owner and founder of JD Advising. Ms. Heidemann scored over a 180 on the Michigan Bar Exam in February of 2011 after graduating as the #1 student in her law school class of over 200 students in 2011. She, as well as a team of others, offer bar exam courses, seminars, and private tutoring for bar exam students nationwide. This includes services for the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) and Michigan bar exam. Please click here to contact her company, with any questions.