Author: Academic Achievement Department

Developing the Skills You Need For Final Exams

Take a second to think about what you need to do on a law school final exam: read a complicated fact pattern, independently identify the issues raised by the facts, then, in writing, you must recite the appropriate rules and analyze the facts in an organized, efficient, thorough manner. Now, take a second to think about what you do in class on a daily basis: verbally discuss cases that have been edited to focus on one, narrow issue. They don’t sound that similar, do they? While the reading, preparation, and dialogue that you engage in during class develops many...

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Come Visit Academic Support!

OCU School of Law is committed to ensuring that every students has the opportunity to succeed, which is why we have an entire department committed to academic achievement! One of the keys to academic success in law school is consistent, diligent work throughout the semester. You absolutely have to make sure you are learning and comprehending the concepts as you cover them in class because there simply won’t be enough time to learn an entire semester’s worth of material right before final exams. If you’re feeling a little lost or confused in any of your classes during the first...

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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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