Recently, a post on this website highlighted ways to manage your time in law school. Efficiently managing my time in school has been a lot of trial and error but here’s some insight into what has worked best for me.
Congratulations on finishing finals! Whether it was your first or fifth semester in law school, you should be so proud of what you have accomplished no matter what the outcome may be for you in a few weeks. You have truly earned this break to relax and reflect on your time as a law student, but this is also the time to focus on other matters. So, if you’re beginning to think that re-watching every episode of The Office on Netflix might not be the best use of your time, below are some ideas on how else you can spend your days this winter break:
An outline is a tool that organizes and summarizes a semester’s worth of material from both what you’ve learned in class and from your reading. Research has shown that outlining is effective because it’s forcing you to review and master material that you need to know to be successful on your final exams. If you’re just starting out or want to make sure you’re on the right track, below are some questions you might ask:
In law school, stress comes from many different avenues, whether it’s dealing with financial pressures, grades, facing the job market or trying to prove you belong. While stress is inevitable, how you handle it can make all the difference in school. Below are eight ways to manage your stress: [Read more…] about How to Handle Stress in Law School
Law Review is a student-run journal that publishes articles written by legal professionals (law professors, judges, even law students). While it’s a great way to get experience and can help you stand out from your classmates, it’s also time consuming and might not be worth your efforts depending on your circumstances. Whether you’re thinking about applying or were already selected based on your GPA, here are some things to keep in mind when making your decision: [Read more…] about Should You Join Law Review?
When I overheard my classmates talking about their plans for spring break my 1L year, I remember being very confused. My peers were exchanging info on what hotels they’d be staying at when they vacationed or what time their flights left to go home. I, on the other hand, had it cemented in my brain that spring break was a lot like any other holiday in school, where all my time should be spent in the library or I’d risk falling behind.
While, as stated in many blogs before, how you spend your time in law school is directly correlated to your success, you deserve a break (even a small one). I’m a big advocate of taking a few days off for spring break, but I also think there is no wrong way to spend your week. Just in case you’re conflicted by choosing between a sandy beach and a dark corner of the library, here are a few suggestions to keep in mind. [Read more…] about How to Spend Your Spring Break During Law School