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Law School Academic Support Blog
This is an absolutely must have bookmarked site. It is constantly updated with study tips and hints from basic tips for reading cases to basic steps for students who want to set up a study routine for the first time in law school. Best of all, you can search for the topic you want. Put this on the top of your list.
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/study_tips_general/
First Year Survival Manual
This is must read and keep. It has 8 parts, all of which you need! What's it all about? Preparing for Class, Class discussion, After Class, Summarizing your notes, Studying for Law Exams, Writing Law Exams, The Key to Success!
http://stu.findlaw.com/outlines/commercialout/gilbert/survival.html
Hosw to Succeed in Law School - Student Guide #2
Written by a law student, this covers getting through class and the Socratic Method, Case Briefings and Case Readings and Thinking like a Lawyer, as well as what to do about 1 month before the exam.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/loyola-study-advice.html
How to Succeed in Law School-Student Guide #1
Find out the reality behind these 4 myths: 1. Study groups are necessary to succeed in Law School 2. Your 1L grades aren't all that important 3. If your professor tells you not to use supplements, don't use them 4. Grades are entirely based on luck
http://www.top-law-schools.com/law-school-success-article1.html
Law School - Materials for Success
Law professor gives hints for surviving law school.
http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/profiles/glesnerfines/success1.html
Why Studying in Law School is Different ...
In law school, mistaken beliefs about study skills can get you into serious academic trouble. See the reasons why right here.
http://academic.udayton.edu/legaled/online/study/study01.htm
3 Essential Tips for Effective Lawyer Time Management   NEW
#1 Eat the Frog! Say what. Check this handout if you want to survive law.
http://law.about.com/od/timemanagement/a/Lawyer-Time-Management-3-Essential-Tips-For-Effective-Lawyer-Time-Management.htm
8 Tips for New Law Students. Things they Don't Tell You at Orienation
From learning the lay of the land to preparing your family on what they might expect, this is a must have to getting started
http://www.classbrain.com/artteensm/publish/article_41.shtml
Law School Essay Exams - What to Memorize
What things to you need to know by heart before taking a Torts final exam? What is the template for constructing an essay answer? Are there easier ways to memorize things?
http://ezinearticles.com/?Law-School-Essay-Exams---What-to-Memorize&id=6739325
Why Law Students Fail to Achieve their Personal Best ...
Top Ten list! Specific to law students. Check out PRE-IRAC-C, a process for success.
http://academic.udayton.edu/legaled/online/study/TopTenReasons_files/frame.htm
Memorization Techniques
10 minute video Pass the Bar Exam with IRAC. The Bar Exam is not the same as a test in Law School. Get tips on when to memorize for the most effectiveness.
http://youtu.be/5rfy5Ty850k
Time Management
Semester long schedule as well as the weekly schedule!
http://www.law.villanova.edu/Current%20Students/Academic%20Success/Time%20Management.aspx
Outlining
Why do law students outline? Now only find out why, but also how!
http://www.law.villanova.edu/Current%20Students/Academic%20Success/Outlining.aspx
Preparing for Class.
eparing for Class. Also includes general tips for notetaking as well as lecture notes - examples.
http://www.law.villanova.edu/Current%20Students/Academic%20Success/Preparing%20for%20Class.aspx
Study Aids
What's a hornbook? Don't miss out on CALI.
http://www.law.villanova.edu/Current%20Students/Academic%20Success/Study%20Aids.aspx
10 Ways to Avoid Depression in Law School
Don't lose your balance.
http://www.frugallawstudent.com/2007/05/31/10-ways-to-avoid-depression-in-law-school/
Study Groups
Study groups for law students. Learn what's best.
http://www.law.villanova.edu/Current%20Students/Academic%20Success/Study%20Groups.aspx
When Mind Hacs Won't Work: Brute Force Memorization
What do you do with 40 pages of law school outlines? Try a technique that works for a couple of law students.
http://www.frugallawstudent.com/2007/12/06/when-mind-hacks-wont-work-brute-force-memorization/
Exam Taking Strategies
Don't forget the section on Special Types of Questions
http://www.law.villanova.edu/Current%20Students/Academic%20Success/Exam%20Strategies.aspx
Socratic Method
Find out how it works.
http://www.princetonreview.com/law/socratic-method.aspx
The Case Method
How the case method works in practical terms.
http://www.princetonreview.com/law/case-method.aspx
Bouncing Back from Less than Stellar Law School Grades
Well, at least you didn't flunk, but then you didn't get a 4.0 either. Take control of your grades and start with a plan. Here's tips from a student who's been there.
http://www.frugallawstudent.com/2008/01/29/bouncing-back-from-less-than-stellar-law-school-grades/
Reviewing Exams
And, oh yes. You must look at your last exam. Otherwise, how else can you improve?
http://www.law.villanova.edu/Current%20Students/Academic%20Success/Reviewing%20Exams.aspx
Seven Ways to Improve Your Legal Writing Skills
Just 7 steps, but it may take a little time to master this kind of writing.
http://legalcareers.about.com/od/practicetips/tp/practicetips.htm
Tips on Editing for Legal Writing
Disregard the legalese and scroll down. The information is still h ere. Legal writing requires precision. Use this checklist to start.
http://academic.udayton.edu/legaled/online/class/courses/write01.htm
Law subjects and exams
For short answer to a legal problem/scenario use HIRAC.
https://academicskills.anu.edu.au/resources/handouts/help-yourself-study-cbe-law-subjects-and-exams