1. Rest.By getting regular, better sleep, you'll not only have more energy, you'll also increase your concentration level and focus as well. Listen to your body to see how much sleep it needs, and then get no more, but certainly no less. Getting the right amount of rest is truly the best way to keep your mind sharp.
As important it is to get the proper amount of rest, you also must be sure to move as well. Law students do a lot of sitting around, but that doesn't mean that you should stay stationary when you close your books.
Going to the gym, taking a walk, and even just taking the stairs between library floors will give your mind a chance to refresh itself and process all that new information you're cramming into it, ensuring that your study time was indeed productive.
3. Deal with distractions together.
Life doesn't stop for law school, which means you still have other things to do like walking the dog, checking your emails, writing your blog, etc.
Take a few days and write down everything that distracts you from your law school studying and then try to put them into small blocks of time you can use as study breaks. One good way to time your study breaks, by the way, is by using the Pomodoro Technique.
4. Run errands together.
Again, since you still have other responsibilities besides law school, you should learn to schedule and run your errands together to save you time. Weekends are great for errands, of course, but you can also use them as study breaks during the week depending on your class schedule.
Doing several errands together can not only create more time for productive studying, it can also give you a good sense of accomplishment, which just may inspire you to get back in the books.
5. Keep track of your progress.
We love to see that we're actually accomplishing things as it often inspires us to do more, so a great way to increase your productivity is to keep track of all you're doing.
You may do so through a journal, spreadsheet, a web application or tool, or just an old-fashioned to-do list with items crossed off, but no matter what you use, make sure you can clearly see all you've done.