How Do I Prepare for Second Semester of Law School?
Many students email us right around now and ask us how to prepare for their second semester of law school over winter break. Some of them are very nervous about how finals went. Others realize that their study plans first semester were not ideal for succeeding on law school final exams and they want to make some serious changes. If you are wondering what to do over winter break to prepare for second semester of law school, here are some great steps to take.
Many people travel during labor day weekend or at some point during the year. Some feel relieved for a break. Others try to work as much as they can during the trip. There is a third category of individuals who do not feel relieved but also cannot , as a practical matter, work very much. These people generally report feeling “guilty” for “not being productive” during their trips.
This blog post is written for the second group of people (who choose not to take breaks) and the third group of people (who feel guilty every time they travel). It also applies to any of us (including myself) who have trouble taking some time off to focus on something other than work. Continue reading
Are you wondering if you should schedule breaks in law school? Most competitive law students do not take time for regularly-scheduled breaks. This is not to say that they study 24/7 and never take any time off – they simply do not incorporate regular breaks into their schedules.
In law school, most of my friends were pretty competitive (like me) and because they wanted to succeed, they tried to work as many hours as they could seven days a week. Some even felt guilty any time they had a family function, outing, or illness that cut down on precious study time.
A few of my friends, however, made it a point to schedule some time off. One took Saturday mornings off. She would wake up late, take her time eating breakfast and drinking coffee, and not start studying until the afternoon. Another took every Thursday night off to go out to eat with his parents an have a drink with friends. Continue reading