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On a recent Law School Toolbox podcast, Lee and I talked about the transition from undergrad to law school. This is Part Two of my synopsis of some of the observations and tips that we discussed.
As I said in Part One, I teach both undergrads and law students; as I prepare for class and interact with my students, I think a lot about how different these learning environments and expectations can be. Giving some thought to what skills you may need to add to your toolbox will help you gain confidence more quickly as you start law school.
Writing in law school can pose big challenges to both students who spent a lot of time writing papers in undergrad and to those who did not.