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Surviving Law School

Tips on how to survive law school including study materials as well as tips on outlining, briefing cases, taking notes, participating in extracurricular activities, and effective time management.
  1. Case Briefs (3)
  2. Law School Books (3)
  3. Law School Class Selection (2)
  4. Law School Outlines (2)
  5. Law School Study Tips (8)
  6. Law Themed Entertainment (4)

Information on Law School Life
A quick guide to law school life from 0L to the bar exam.

Law School: Getting In, Getting Good, Getting the Gold by Thane Messinger
Review of Thane Messinger's Law School: Getting In, Getting Good, Getting the Gold.

Law School Fast Track: Essential Habits for Law School Success
Review of Derrick Hibbard's Law School Fast Track: Essential Habits for Law School Success.

Learning the Lingo in Law Schools
Law schools are unique places with their own lingo; here's your entirely legal cheat sheet.

How to Survive 1L
Five tips to help you survive 1L.

Making the Most of Your 2L Year in Law School
Here are five things you can do to make the most out of your 2L year in law school.

FastCase iPhone App for Legal Research
My review of the FastCase legal research iPhone/iPod Touch application.

Strategies to Succeed in Law School
The Princeton Review's advice on how to be a successful law student.

What is the Point of Law School Outlines
Once law students understand the purpose of law school outlines, it is easier to allocate time to work on them as well as make useful outlines that actually help in the study process.

Six Tips for Acing Law School Take-Home Exams
Take-home exams can differ in length from a few hours (4 to 8) to a day (24 hours) or longer (48 hours). Here are some tips for taking a take-home exam.

Four Tips for Studying for Closed-Book Law School Exams
Here are some tips for studying for your closed-book law school exams. Most law students will have a closed book exam at some point in their career.

Four Tips for Studying for Open-Book Law School Exams
Open-book exams seem to be more and more popular in law schools these days. These exams typically allow you to bring in your outline or other materials into the exam.

Five Tips for Acing Law School Multiple-Choice Exams
Law school multiple-choice questions will be different from multiple-choice questions on exams you have taken in the past.

What Are the Different Types of Law School Exams?
While getting ready for law school exams, it is important that you take stock of what kind of exams you are likely to encounter from your professor.

How to Outline for Different Types of Law School Exams
Law students often wonder if they need different outlines for different types of law school exams. The answer is—in true law school fashion—it depends. Let’s take each type of exam one by one.

What are Law School Attack Plans?
Many law students don't understand what an attack plan actually is or how it can help them outline and study for exams.

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