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One Month Until Law School Exams: How to Study
As the end of the semester approaches, it’s time to start thinking about the final exam. Now that there’s only one month until law school exams, your focus should shift to how best to prepare. You should not be spending as much time on cases. Cases will not help you do well on the exam. Law school exams are not going to give you a fact pattern that mimics an already decided case. The fact patterns tend to be long and incorporate many different issues, generally focusing on more grey areas that prompt you to interpret existing law. This is why it is important for you to focus on learning the rules taught during the semester and then applying them to unfamiliar fact patterns. In this post, we tell you how to do that!by
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As the semester starts to wind down, many students start to think about what their law school class schedule for next year will look like. Picking classes can seem somewhat daunting, especially for 1Ls who had virtually their entire first year planned for them. A lot of the class topics might be completely unfamiliar. One easy way to break down the options, however, is to divide the subjects into ones that are on the bar exam and ones that aren’t. When I (Laura) was a 1L my favorite question to ask older students, advisors, professors, etc. was whether I should be taking bar subjects or subjects of personal interest. Unfortunately I never really got a straight answer. Now that I’ve been through both law school and the bar exam, I have a better perspective. So, when planning out your law school class schedule, prioritize classes that are of interest to you!by
Looking For Last Minute MPRE Tutoring?
The MPRE is right around the corner. Many people who have starting studying usually realize that they have questions around this time. And there are others who have not yet started studying and are starting to get nervous about their lack of preparation. No matter what your situation you are in, we can help you. What can a last minute MPRE tutoring session do for you?by
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Often times the MPRE is talked about as being an “easy” exam. But what people aren’t talking about is that MANY people struggle to pass this test.
In our opinion, the MPRE is a tough exam and it is something that should be taken seriously! If you are considering getting an MPRE tutor, the following are a few reasons why you should.by
Are You Nervous For The MPRE?
Are You Nervous For The MPRE?: Many people put off thinking about the MPRE until the week or so right before the exam. This approach causes many people to get nervous for the MPRE. There are many ways to combat this stress. Here are some tips to help you calm your nerves and pass the exam!by
Why Briefing Cases in Law School is a Waste of Time
Why Briefing Cases in Law School is a Waste of Time: Law school is filled with a seemingly never-ending amount of work. The amount of assigned reading alone can be overwhelming and is comprised of almost completely unfamiliar content. Many students come into law school having never read a court opinion before; suddenly reading assignments are full of them. In order to try to absorb all of the information presented in a case, students resort to case briefing, a strategy commonly taught by professors in the first week.by
I Can’t Pass the MPRE!
Can’t pass the MPRE? Have you taken the MPRE once, twice, three times, four times, or more? You are not alone! We have had students come to us for private tutoring for the MPRE on their seventh time taking it. We also have students who take the MPRE multiple times yet pass the bar exam on their first try.
There is something about the MPRE that makes it very difficult for very smart, successful students to pass!
So, if you can’t seem to pass the MPRE, you may need to change your approach completely! Sometimes changing how you are thinking about and preparing for the MPRE can make a big difference in score.by
Should I Brief Cases In Law School?
Should I Brief Cases In Law School?: On day 1 of my first year legal research and writing class we learned about briefing cases. We were taught how to break down cases into their components (procedural history, issue presented, facts, rule, reasoning/analysis, conclusion), and we learned the importance of each. Our first homework assignment was to make a word document template for briefing cases and to then fill it in for one case. The assumption was that this would become a habit and we would make a word document brief for every case we encountered in our reading.by
I’m Struggling in Law School – What Should I Do?
It is a common misnomer that in law school, nothing matters until the final exam. It is true that in many classes, the majority of your overall grade in the class comes from your score on the final exam. However, one of the biggest mistakes you can make in law school is not devoting enough time to day-to-day preparation. If you find yourself struggling in law school around the middle of the semester, this would be a good time to re-evaluate the strategies you’re using to prepare for class each day.by
Where do I find MPRE sample questions? You may wonder where to find MPRE sample questions. When looking for MPRE sample questions, the absolute best source will be actual released MPRE questions. This is the best source because these closely mimic what you will see on test day. Continue readingby
The Ins and Outs of Law School Clinics
Last week we posted about the three main law school extracurricular activities 2L and 3L students can participate in and why it is highly beneficial to do so (you can read that post by clicking the link!). This week we wanted to offer some guidance on another wonderful opportunity 2Ls and 3Ls should consider – law school clinics!! Most programs require all students to complete some sort of field work requirement before they graduate. Law school clinics are an excellent way to meet it! Continue readingby