A typical law school class involves a professor cold-calling students, asking questions about the cases or hypotheticals. Sometimes the professor hides the ball, and sometimes it takes quite a while for a student to answer “correctly.” As a new law student, I was not sure what to take down in the two-hour period. I knew that it was not advisable to transcribe every word, and that key points are generally made obvious, but there are plenty of in-betweens! And of course, after class, I wanted to make sense of my notes and identify the major takeaways.
After speaking to professors, fellow classmates, and attending more classes, I find that these principles are helpful to taking and reviewing class notes: [Read more…] about How to Effectively Take and Review Class Notes