A student-run journal that publishes articles written by law professors, judges, and other legal professionals; you may also see the term "law journals," which refer to not only Law Review but also other legal journals a school may have.
Online legal research tools; you'll probably have a strong preference for one over the other by your second semester, but they both get the job done.
Competition during which students participate in the preparation and arguing of cases in front of judges.
14. OutlineA self-prepared summary of an entire course within 20-40 pages; primary study material come exam time.
15. RestatementsDistillations of the law written by legal scholars and published by the American Law Institute, intended to help clarify, show trends, and even recommend future rules of law.
Type of questioning common in law schools during which professors ask question after question, seeking to expose contradictions in the students’ thoughts and ideas to then guide them to arrive at a solid, tenable conclusion.
A group of law students that studies together; generally students do their reading assignments and then come to the group ready to discuss what might be discussed in class, what has already been covered in class, or both.
18. SupplementStudy aid that help illustrate black letter law; they can be quite helpful if you're struggling with one particular concept, but always defer to what your professor stresses as important.
19. Think Like a LawyerOne of the most famous concepts surrounding law schools is that they don't teach you the law; they teach you to "think like a lawyer." You will pick up law along the way too, but the main point of law school is, indeed, to get you to think critically, analytically, and, most importantly, methodically, through legal questions. It is this process, rather than specific laws that can change all the time and that you'll have to look up anyway, that will help you be successful throughout your career.
20. TortA civil wrong; this is the first-year course that covers concepts like negligence, product liability, and medical malpractice. Basically one person has injured another, and a lawsuit results.