Here we are in mid-October. The leaves are turning, the days are getting shorter, and law students everywhere are freaking out. Yup, it is the time of year for the October Freakout. Does this sound familiar? Have you had a rough week or two? Are you starting to feel panicked or full of anxiety? It is completely normal, and we are here to help. [Read more…] about Having an October Freakout? Of Course You Are!
Favorite Con Law Supplement: Chemerinsky’s Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies
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Have you ever heard of Erwin Chemerinsky? He may have written your Constitutional Law textbook. And he may be your law school dean (if you go to the University of California, Irvine). He is well-known as a constitutional law expert, having written many books and argued many important appellate cases. He was even my bar review lecturer on constitutional law when I was studying for the bar exam. He did his entire six-hour lecture from memory, with no notes. No kidding, this guy is incredibly impressive in so many ways. [Read more…] about Favorite Con Law Supplement: Chemerinsky’s Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies
What Do I Do With Supplements?
Earlier in the semester, we talked about waiting to buy supplements (which can end up saving you a bit of very important dinero). However, now is the time (about halfway through the semester) to pick your supplements and begin using them! (Not sure which supplements to purchase? Stay tuned, we will soon share some of our favorites on the blog.) Note: I use the term “supplement” to cover commercial supplements, hornbooks, and commercial outlines. [Read more…] about What Do I Do With Supplements?
Are You Spending Time Learning the Material? If Not, You Should Be
So often, law students find themselves strapped for time. They feel that they must spend every moment of every day reading and preparing for class. Well, that isn’t really the best idea, because the magic actually happens after class. [Read more…] about Are You Spending Time Learning the Material? If Not, You Should Be
October: Learning the Law
Wow, it is hard to believe it’s already October, isn’t it? With the change in the seasons, many law students are now starting to turn their attention to actually learning the law and not just preparing for classes. The learning portion of law school typically takes place after class, when you review your class notes, read supplements, build outlines and start working through practice questions. This month, we will be sharing posts to help you get the most out of your study time and help facilitate you learning the material so you will be ready for exam time! [Read more…] about October: Learning the Law
Help! Midterms Are Coming!
More and more law students are finding that their professors are offering midterm exams. If this is you, it’s great news! You are going to gain valuable insight and experience by completing your midterm, which will help you prepare for final exams. However, it is still scary to be facing an exam this early in the semester. Here are a few tips to help you get ready for midterm exams. [Read more…] about Help! Midterms Are Coming!