Tagged: classes

The Process

Many people request upperclassmen outlines. It is very helpful to see how others who have gone through the 1L process organized, formatted, and understood the information. While upperclassmen outlines are great reference point, they are not meant to be a shortcut to the process of outline. When law students talk about outlines and outlining, it […]

Trial Advocacy: Great Class, or Greatest Class?

Some people come to law school knowing what they want to do with their JD: maybe further a lifelong interest in public service, maybe they knew that their math degree would be an asset to a tax law career. All I knew for sure was what I was not going to do: talk in front […]

Finals, we meet again.

Now with nearly a year under my belt, I  admit I feel so much differently about finals. Firstly, the stress level is high but it is not crippling me or causing me to cry almost every other night. Secondly, after seeing so many things I did wrong, I corrected bad habits this semester so I […]

Moot Court Fears

The Socratic method can be a blessing and a curse. It is a blessing when you have lively discussion and listen to people ask questions you may also have but are too scared to articulate or cannot even form words coherently to ask. The curse is when you freeze up with anxiety or you have […]

Practice Makes Perfect

In law school you learn many things. Legal concepts, terminology, and theories along with a plethora of cases that have established important precedents are all common topics of discussion in your first year. It also teaches you how to write persuasively and present oral arguments. Yet, as someone who wants to do transactional work, I […]

Grades…dun, dun, dun!

Well, grades were posted this last week, and everyone I knew held their breaths while they refreshed their browser anxiously waiting to see that letter representation of their hard work. When I finally saw my grades, my heart skipped a few beats. I was disappointed. I did not know what to expect, but what I […]

‘Honey, what’s a tort?’

When we decided to go to law school, we spent months agonizing over all the procedural stuff that comes with a life-altering decision. Then, we were set. Unlike undergrad or even high school, we didn’t have to worry about picking classes. We didn’t even have to think about scheduling. Everything was handed to us. That […]

Cold Calls, Cold Sweat, and Stone-Cold Confidence

“There’s nothing like the first time!” “Just wait! I was so nervous—all those eyes on me.” “When she says your name, you’ll want to crawl under your desk.” Older students tried to warn me. I laughed. Didn’t they realize I’d been through all this before? I have a bachelor’s degree. I’ve had more than a […]

Remember, Remember

Everyone has their own way of remembering things. For some people it’s flashcards, for others it’s taking extensive notes, and for others it’s creating detailed outlines. If there’s one thing I’ve learned after a year of law school, it’s that there’s no best way to memorize the facts and law that may come in handy […]