It may surprise you, but most law professors like their students! There is no need to be intimidated. In this video, Alison shares some tips on how to get the most out of office hours by explaining what to bring with you and how to prepare.
I must say, I pride myself at being pretty good about guessing how long something will take me. I can guess that it will take me three hours to put together a presentation or an hour to write a blog post. But in law school, I must admit, I was not as good about this. Why? Well, I was doing tasks that I had never done before! So my educated guesses as to how long things were going to take me weren’t so “educated!”
This can be challenging especially when you are taking classes where you are working on papers or projects. Let me share with you a story from my last year of law school.
The first few times you try to write a legal memo, it’s going to be a little awkward. Don’t worry, that’s normal.
You’re busy trying to sound like a smart lawyer, and you’re not really sure how all the pieces fit together (not that you’d necessarily admit that), so you tend to just throw everything in there in the hope that something will stick.
Well, here’s another idea: Imagine the client is your grandmother.
Today, Alison shares some helpful reminders about job searches for 1Ls. Yes, academic success is your main priority! However, this video explains what steps you can take to prepare for the job hunt while still focusing on your studies. Don’t panic! Be prepared!
Today we are featuring a guest post from April Philley. She is a 1L from the University of Texas School of Law with some excellent suggestions for using Microsoft OneNote as a way to organize your class notes. With exams coming up, it is always helpful to have new suggestions for studying. In this piece, April will break down the best ways to use Microsoft OneNote to get the most out of your notes.
Thanks to everyone who came out for the inaugural Law School Toolbox Q&A call on October 30th.
Clearly our timing could have been better, since much of the East Coast was in darkness.
But, we’ve got a replay! If you’d like to catch up, now’s your chance.