A new law student e-mailed me this morning and asked what she could do to make sure she was getting the most out of tutoring. This was a great question! It also got me to thinking about generally applicable advice about what law students need to be doing to make sure they’re reaping the full benefit of tutoring, learning, or just law school as a whole. If you’ve ever wondered how you can take better advantage of the advice around you, whether from your tutor, professors, or T.A., here are some guidelines to follow. [Read more…] about How to Make The Most Out of Academic Guidance in Law School
Attending office hours can be a great way to get useful information outside of your case books and supplements. Many law students however, especially 1Ls, are unsure of how to approach their professors’ office hours. If you haven’t gone to office hours yet, or if you are wondering about how to get the most out of your experience, here are some tips. You can also check out this video of quick tips on office hours here.
I’ve said it before: if you detest studying in the library at your law school, don’t do it! It’s not required to do well on your exams. You should study wherever you feel the most comfortable, focused, and productive. That said, though, did you know that law libraries often house some fantastic resources that many law students never take advantage of? If you’re just starting out exploring your law library, or want to get more out of navigating the library you know and love, here are some resources to check out. [Read more…] about What Can Your Law Library Offer You?
When a new student comes to us with concerns about managing his or her time, one of my first questions is usually about their calendaring system. What type of planner do you use? Do you have any kind of system for keeping yourself accountable? What happens if you skip over something or miss an item on your to-do list? As I’ve mentioned before, it is actually pretty surprising how many law students don’t really manage their time at all. [Read more…] about How To Calendar Your Way To Better Grades and More Free Time
How many times have you found yourself saying that you’re too busy or overwhelmed to exercise in law school? It’s likely many of you feel this way most – if not all – of the time. While it’s true that the majority of your time should be spent studying and going to class, making time to exercise is also critically important to your success in law school.
It’s probably no surprise that I am big on organizational tools. I firmly believe that one of the biggest challenges in law school is organizing: your time, your workload, your day-to-day schedule, practically everything. And you know what? It makes a huge difference! I’ve had the pleasure of leading a few seminars for 1Ls in particular on how to organize and manage their lives in law school. [Read more…] about Study Tools That Might Just Change Your Life