The issue of Student Lawyer takes to the stormy seas of your own personal choices on how to study in law school. Experts weigh in on what works and doesn’t in studying and share their best advice for figuring out what will work for you.
It’s the beginning of your first semester, which means you’re faced with the decision of how to spend your time—which student organizations to join, how much time to devote to studying, and what community activities to make space for.
Studying is an inevitable—and grueling—part of being a law student. But thankfully, there’s a method to the madness. Experts say there are practical ways to determine your optimal study habits.
Some law students rave about the numerous benefits of study groups— the intra-school networking that results from immediately creating a tight-knit cohort and the opportunity to work through challenges with other law students—while others want nothing to do the prospect of participating in a study group.
Let’s face it, technology is everywhere. But you can use today’s tech to your advantage. We’ve compiled this collection of study technology tools that you may find helpful in law school.
Nobody can tell you the best way to handle stress because what works is unique to each individual. But what may help you is to take a glimpse behind the scenes of law school success stories to hear about the hidden challenges that often go untold. These stories reveal the challenges five students faced while pursuing their dreams and the creative solutions they found that enabled them to overcome their challenges.
Elie Mystal: A law degree is thought to be one of the most versatile types of education money can buy. No matter what you do, knowing some law can help you do it.
When Sam Schnarch isn’t doing what every other law student does, you’re likely to find the 2L at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Ore., mentoring local high school students.
Studying in law school is its own hurdle since studying for one overarching exam requires study habits vastly different from those you developed in years prior.
The ABA’s Law Student Division Council is comprised of seven law students with distinct positions. The education director is a unique and one of the most critical Council roles.