Author: Academic Achievement Department

A Quick Tip to Make Case Reading Easier

Some of the most difficult cases you will read in law school will be the cases you tackle in the first few weeks of school. If you’re feeling lost while reading for class, you may find it helpful to learn more about our legal system and the organization of courts. Knowing why a case is being heard in a particular court and what that means will give you useful background information and context. So what exactly do you need to know? Well, start with the basics. Make sure you can recognize when you’re dealing with an issue under federal...

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Take it Step By Step To Start the Semester

Welcome to all of your new 1L law students and our returning students! If you’re a 2L or 3L student, you may find it difficult to get back into the swing of things after a long summer break. If you’re a 1L student, you may be feeling overwhelmed, intimidated, or confused (or sometimes all three!) by law school requirements and expectations. If you’re needing a little extra motivation or guidance during these few first weeks of the semester, start by keeping it simple. The beginning of the semester is all about forming good study habits and building a solid...

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Additional Blogs to Follow

This isn’t the only law-related blog to follow! While we definitely think you should check back at LawStudy regularly to see our latest posts, we also encourage you to follow other legal blogs and podcasts, particularly if you’re a new law student. As a future lawyer, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the legal landscape and stay on top of current developments. Following legal blogs and podcasts is also a great way to get (or stay) excited about your legal career. Here are a few popular legal blogs and list serves that you may want to consider following:  ...

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Preparing for Law School

If you’re getting ready to start law school at OCU in the Fall, welcome! We hope you’re looking forward to joining the OCU School of Law community and starting your legal career. As a newly admitted student, you’re likely eager to learn what you can do right now to start preparing yourself for the rigors of law school. Here are a few steps you can take this summer to help you feel prepared and confident on the first day of class: Get in the habit of reading. It’s no secret that you will have to complete a lot of...

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The More That You Read…

With the semester coming to a close soon, we wanted to wish you all the best as you prepare for finals over the next couple of weeks. Remember, we’re here to help, so don’t hesitate to make an appointment or stop by the Academic Achievement Office if there is anything we can do! Preparing for final exams is always a stressful, exhausting exercise, so wanted to leave you with a quote that was both appropriate for the occasion and also introduced a little levity: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you...

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