While it may be relieving that 1L year is over, 2L year will present its own set of challenges – and you should make sure you’re ready for them! It may not be as scary as 1L year, but there will likely be many additions to your schedule during 2L that will require you to adapt to new circumstances. Below are a few things you should consider doing to set yourself up for a successful second year. [Read more…] about How to Set Yourself Up for a Successful 2L year
Oh studying, probably the most difficult, but most important, aspect of law school. This is especially true for 1Ls. You just start law school, are thrown into classes and are now expected to understand the law based on reading cases? Most first year law students are stressed, over-worked, and a bit frustrated. This is because they are just being introduced how to think about the law and conceptualize legal theory. This is great and all, but many students struggle with how and when to study. 1Ls have to juggle classes, figuring out what the heck law is, and all their other engagements as well. One way to tackle the great debate on when to study is to create a study schedule. [Read more…] about Making a Study Schedule for 1Ls
There can be a sharp learning curve in law school. The style of teaching and testing found in most law schools is different from other educational experiences, and it will require you to modify (or sometimes completely abandon) many of the study habits you relied on during undergrad. To do your best right from the start and give yourself a shot at the top of the curve, you not only need to quickly develop effective law school study skills, but you also have to avoid the ineffective strategies. Read on to learn about 10 common study mistakes new law students make so that you can avoid them during your 1L year. [Read more…] about Avoid These 10 Common 1L Mistakes
Summer ended and fall came to the law school in full swing. To say that I have been a law student for so long already is exciting. With the coming months come new challenges and adventures, but each is a step closer to becoming a lawyer. This second half of the semester is going to be stressful and much different than the last, but I will have to get through it just as I did this one. [Read more…] about 1L Perspective at the Mid-Semester Point
Believe it or not, I have successfully made it through one month of my first year at law school. At the beginning of my journey, I did not know what to expect, so I was really nervous and unsure if I would be successful. In this first month I have transformed into a law student and I (hopefully) am understanding concepts of law. If you have yet to start law school, I have some good news for you: since I’ve already lived through my first month, I can provide you with some useful advice to make your first month that much easier! Here are some of my reflections on my first month of my 1L year: [Read more…] about Lessons After the First Month of Law School
Going into law school can be a scary but exciting time of your life. There are so many amazing changes from previous schooling, but with that comes new challenges and expectations. A big transition of law school is just learning how to be a law student and make it through the difficult classes.
In order to assist you in some of these huge but exciting changes, I have come up with a list of questions that I had as an incoming 1L and answered them based off my own experience and research. Hopefully these answers will help create a more clear picture of what law school classes actually are so that you feel more prepared and comfortable when the time to start actually happens. [Read more…] about Your Frequently Asked Questions When Starting Law School, Answered