We don’t know where the time has gone, but it is already April and, for most law students, that means exams are just over a month away. We know you are frantically outlining, working on practice exams and finishing papers. This month our theme will be getting you ready for your law school exams. [Read more…] about April: Getting Ready for Law School Exams
Alison and I enjoy visiting law schools. A few weeks ago, I was visiting a small law school in San Francisco to sit on a panel about the job hunt, something we discuss a lot these days. There were about 20 people in attendance, which is actually a really good turnout for a career-related event at a small school. The students asked great questions and were very engaged in the panel discussion. After the panel, a number of students approached me and asked for a business card. This is pretty typical, as I hand out lots of business cards at events. But then something different happened. [Read more…] about Do You Have Time for Coffee and Networking?
Do you consider yourself a procrastinator? I think most of us at one time or another procrastinate, although some of us are better at managing this than others. Law students often struggle with procrastination, especially when it comes to working on a large, time-consuming project or paper, completing outlines, or taking practice exams. [Read more…] about How to Get Stuff Done in Law School
Today I was sitting with a student who had just come back from spring break. I asked him a very important question: “How many weeks until your first exam?” When we got out the schedule the answer was sobering — less than six. [Read more…] about How Many Weeks Are Left Until Final Exams?
We know that time management is a challenge for everyone (we know it is a challenge for us). This month we will be focusing on how to manage your law school time — everything from studying for class, outlining, networking and job hunting. (Sorry this month’s theme is a few days late. We were recovering from our successful Catapult Conference last weekend.)
Here are a few posts on time management to get you started:
- Need More Time? Study Smart Before Your Law School Class
- Think of Law School Like a Job
- How to Tackle Procrastination & Get the Law School Grades You Want
- How to Cope When You’ve Got Too Much Going On
- A New Time Management Technique I’m Trying
- It is Important to Be Realistic About Assignments
- How the Internet Can Kill My Productivity
- 6 Must-Have iPhone and iPad Apps for Productive Law Students
More to come, so stay tuned.
This month is all about mindset at the Law School Toolbox. As part of having on open mindset, we encourage you to seek out opportunities that will allow you to meet and learn from interesting people. [Read more…] about Why It Is Worth Spending Your Saturday at a Conference