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I remember starting law school and being both really excited and completely overwhelmed by the sheer force of so much new information. At times I felt like there was so much to do I couldn’t keep my head above water. Other times, I had so much extra time on my hands, I figured I must be doing something wrong.
It became apparent pretty quickly that the type of flimsy paper day planner I had used in undergrad just wasn’t going to cut it anymore. As a 1L, not only do you need to go to class, and of course, prepare for class, but there are so many other items on your to-do list that it can be difficult to make time for everything and prioritize what matters most. In particular, my recommendation for incoming 1Ls would be to incorporate time for the following kinds of activities every week: [Read more…] about Ahead Of The Curve: Time Management When Starting Law School