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Author: Megan E. Boyd

Megan E. Boyd Megan E. Boyd is a legal writing instructor and freelance brief-writer. She has written numerous articles on legal writing and is co-author of the book Show, Don’t Tell: Legal Writing for the Real World. She maintains a legal writing blog and tweets about writing at @ladylegalwriter.

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Study Time

Some tips on studying for and taking 1L exams

November 14, 2018

Your first final exams are coming up, 1Ls! It's time to mind your minutes, study the past, start formulating answers, and pay attention to your professors – and get that first good grade.

Reacting to Grades

What to do about mediocre first-semester law school grades

January 11, 2018

If you just received your first-semester grades and are wondering whether you’re going to survive law school, I’m sympathetic. I’ve been in your position. My first-semester law school grades were my lowest. They weren’t terrible, but they weren’t what I wanted or expected from myself either. And I’ve done what you