Author: Academic Achievement Department

Advice from Fellows on Preparing for Exams

You can’t cram for a law school exam – you have to work diligently and effectively throughout the semester. Now that we’ve moved past the halfway point the semester, it’s especially important to have a study schedule that allows you to studiously prepare for class and complete the outlining, reviewing, and practicing necessary to prepare for exams. Taking your first set of law school exams may seem downright terrifying at times, but with the right approach you should feel confident going into finals week. To help you be successful, we’ve asked our academic fellows for the best advice on...

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Wellness Resources

In honor of law school mental health week, we want to remind everyone of the importance of staying well! Make sure you are getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising regularly, and finding time to take breaks from studying. You can’t succeed in law school if you’re sick or overly stressed, so take care of yourself! If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, or any other problems, please reach out for help. Learning healthy ways to manage these issues will not only serve you well in law school, but also when you start practicing. Check out these resources for...

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Flashcards in Law School

Preparing for a law school exam will likely demand that you employ study strategies that are different from what you used in college. In place of reviewing class notes and cramming the night before a test, you will now need to synthesize the material into outline format, complete numerous practice exams, and space your review out over several weeks. But although law school will require a new level and style of preparation, you don’t necessarily need to completely abandon your college study strategies. Instead, adapt the study strategies that have been successful for you in the past to suit...

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Chrome Extensions that Make Law School Life a Little Easier

This week, we are featuring a post from 3L student Grace Williams. Check out her suggestions for Google Chrome Extensions that make law school life a little easier: I am huge fan of google chrome and the whole google suite. I wish the suite was commonly used by legal profession but at least it’s really helpful now. Here are my favorite chrome extensions that make life easier in law school: Lastpass: Do you ever feel like the hackers and everyone else in the world can get into your account? Or like you have no access to your account because...

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Time for a Semester Progress Check!

We’re reaching the semester midway point which means it’s a great time to check in and make sure you’re on track with everything that you need to accomplish. For some advice on questions you should ask yourself, check out this post from Professor Foster at the Law School Academic Support Blog:   Time for a Semester Progress...

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