Mindset matters in law school, a lot. It’s inevitable that you’ll face challenges as a law student, so it’s important to develop the skills to overcome obstacles and keep going. (Let’s face it, it’s not as if life as a lawyer is a walk in the park! These are skills you can use throughout your legal career, to perform your best in the face of setbacks.)
Read on for basic tips on mindset in law school, including how to find a school that’s a good fit, ways to bounce back from obstacles, strategies to maintain motivation as the semester drags on, and suggestions for returning to school in a productive frame of mind after a break. We’ve also got advice for avoiding procrastination and some goal-setting apps and ideas that might be helpful. Finally, you’ll find tips on starting to develop your professional reputation in law school, which is itself a state of mind!