For most law students, the rapid spread of the Coronavirus has upended student routines nearly overnight. For months I read the news with great sympathy towards communities that were hard-hit by the virus, but never really considered that my own day-to-day life would be heavily impacted. Even when a few cases were confirmed in my state, I still didn’t expect any major changes aside from increased hygienic precautions to be implemented, especially at school. [Read more…] about A Law Student’s Reaction to the Coronavirus
Ways to Stay Healthy in Law School
It’s no secret that high levels of stress can wreak havoc on both your mental and physical health if uncontrolled. It is also no secret that law school can cause massive amounts of stress as a result of everything from the curve, grades, and cold calls to the job hunt. To keep your physical and mental health in good shape, it is imperative that you manage your schedule and stress well. Fortunately, there are a number of methods you can use to manage your physical and mental health during law school. [Read more…] about Ways to Stay Healthy in Law School
Identifying your Learning Style in Law School
Whether you are struggling with law school or doing very well, identifying your learning style can only help make your life easier. The pedagogy of law school is vastly different from most students’ undergraduate experiences, and the volume of information students are expected to learn is enormous. You may find learning methods that have worked for you in the past are no longer effective or efficient. If this is the case, consider re-assessing what your ideal learning style is so you can tailor your approach to methods that will work best for you. [Read more…] about Identifying your Learning Style in Law School
How to Prepare for Second Semester of 1L Year
Congratulations on finishing your first semester of law school! For many people, the first semester can feel like a whirlwind, and should certainly be seen as a learning experience. For many, feelings of overwhelm and dealing with burnout can make the second semester more difficult than the first. Whether you can’t wait to start your second semester or you’re feeling totally burned out, there are certainly things you can do to set yourself up for a strong second semester. [Read more…] about How to Prepare for Second Semester of 1L Year
Networking as a 1L – Start Early!
There are few things that strike fear into the heart of law students like the word “networking.” The word sounds anxiety-inducing to many, and often conjures an image of an uncomfortable and awkward social event in student minds. Fortunately, there are many ways to network that students often do not think of. A formal event may not be the right way for every student to network, so be sure to consider some less obvious methods that may be a better fit for you. [Read more…] about Networking as a 1L – Start Early!
How to Best Use Supplements During Law School
The issue of which supplements are “best” for each course seems to be a hot topic among many newer law students. For whatever reason, there seems to be an impression among students that finding the perfect supplement will make all the difference between doing well, and not doing well. While a great supplement can be a crucial piece of success when used correctly, they are not the end-all be-all! Fortunately, there are a few things you can keep in mind while choosing how and when to use a supplement to make them as beneficial as possible. [Read more…] about How to Best Use Supplements During Law School