Tagged: studying

Speak Up!

I enrolled in First Amendment law this semester, more because I felt I shouldn’t graduate law school without taking it than because I had a real passion for the subject material. It turns out that the decision is, quite possibly, the best course selection I made all year. As seems appropriate for a class on […]

Running the Marathon: The 24-Hour Take-Home Exam

In the world of law school, there is an almost mythical creature called the 24-hour take-home exam. As far as I have heard, nobody has quite mastered the art of preparing for or taking such a behemoth of a test. I learned this semester that one of my courses would have a 24-hour take-home exam. […]

Where everyone knows my name…

One of the most difficult things about moving away from home is friendship. It can be difficult to maintain intimacy with your friends when you do not see them regularly or even talk as often as you would if you lived in the same city. I worried about my best friends and I drifting apart, […]

Sometimes, they just don’t get it…

You can’t escape law school. At some point in the semester, you’ll find you can’t stop yourself from talking about law school, thinking about law school, and dreading law school. With your law school friends, they completely empathize with you on the suffering and unhappiness of finals, case briefs, and outlines. With your non-law school […]

Efficiency & Studying: Split Up the Grunt Work

As many people will tell you, studying for law school exams is often about the process as much as the final product; writing an outline is generally more important than having an outline next to you during an exam. There are some parts of studying that are just task work that must be completed before […]