Congratulations, you’re finally taking the LSAT! While this day should be somewhat exciting, it is also inevitably a very high-stress day. There can be a lot of pressure put on this one exam, and because of that, exam day can feel anxiety-ridden. While there can be a lot of stress to manage, there are a few things you should consider doing to make exam day slightly less stressful.
By now, you’re probably starting to settle into law school and adjust to the workload. You may feel like you’re totally on top of things, or you may feel like you’re just trying to keep your head above water. Regardless of how you’re feeling, there are a few things that you can consider doing to help tackle your workload and keep it under control as the semester moves along. [Read more…] about 4 Ways to Prepare for Success in your First Semester
Along with briefing cases and outlining, taking effective in-class notes is another key skill to develop for law school success. Regardless of your background, taking notes in law school will probably require some trial and error to figure out what will work well for you. Like most things in law school, there is not a one-size-fits-all answer to taking the perfect, most effective notes. However, there are a few key things you can consider to help you develop the best method for you. [Read more…] about Note-Taking Tips for 1Ls
As summer comes to a close, you might be wondering what you should do in your last bit of free time leading up to law school. While it may be tempting to try to get ahead on learning the law or read about how to take exams, there are probably some ways to better make use of your final few weeks of freedom. For many students, the most important thing will be to relax and get organized, so that you can start classes with a calm mindset. Below are a few things to consider doing in the month before law school. [Read more…] about What To Do In The Month Before Law School
During 1L year, one of the most time consuming and intimidating tasks is preparing for class. It takes a large majority of your time, and the prospect of random cold calls (which of course, will probably happen on that one day that you feel the most confused) can make it seem far more stressful than it needs to be. It can also be one of the most difficult things to adjust to when starting law school, because almost no one has had to handle such a large volume of difficult reading before. Fortunately, there are some things you can consider doing to help you develop an efficient class prep routine. [Read more…] about Preparing for Class as a 1L
While it may be relieving that 1L year is over, 2L year will present its own set of challenges – and you should make sure you’re ready for them! It may not be as scary as 1L year, but there will likely be many additions to your schedule during 2L that will require you to adapt to new circumstances. Below are a few things you should consider doing to set yourself up for a successful second year. [Read more…] about How to Set Yourself Up for a Successful 2L year