Law school can be a shock to the system because it requires us to learn, write, and take exams in different ways than many of us have ever done before.
If you’re starting law school soon there’s a good chance you’re feeling a little bit anxious. Don’t worry, that’s normal! Law school’s a big step, it’s very expensive, and there’s a lot of conflicting information out there.
We’re here to help you sort through the noise to find an approach that works for the way YOU learn.
Starting this July, the blog will be organized around monthly themes. Our first theme is the 0L to 1L transition — in other words, how to get ready to be the best law student you can be. If you’re not sure what you should be working on this summer, or how to best prepare, tune in!
We’ll be talking about lots of different aspects of the law school experience: academic approaches, mental readiness, personal concerns, and more. As law school tutors and instructors, Lee and I have heard it all. Now we want to share some of our accumulated wisdom with you.
We hope you enjoy our July theme, and if you have questions don’t hesitate to let us know! We’re at your service.
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If you are working this summer, it is entirely possible that you are going to get feedback at your job, whether from a supervising attorney, in a formal evaluation, or just casually from colleagues. Some of the feedback may be great, but some may be difficult to take. How do you handle difficult feedback without letting it get to you?
If you only listen to one thing I’ve ever said about law school…listen to this.
Please, I beg you, make sure you’re backing up your work!!!
The question is often presented to us about what to do in the summer before your 1L year. Some future law students are working full time. Some are taking a break after graduating from undergrad. The burning question is—what should you do to help you be best prepared for your 1L year.
A few weeks ago, I was down at my alma mater listening to talks from winners of the Kravis Prize (an award given annually to a deserving nonprofit).
I had the opportunity to meet Roy Prosterman, the founder of Landesa. Landesa is an NGO based out of Seattle, Washington, which helps distribute land rights in developing countries, specifically in China, India, and many nations in Africa. [Read more…] about Why the World Still Needs Lawyers Like You