Why You SHOULDN’T Brief Cases In Law School!
Usually, one of the first things taught in legal research and writing class is how to brief a case. Many students, after learning this one of their first days of law school, brief cases for the next three years. However, this is a mistake!
I (Ashley Heidemann) graduated as the #1 student in my class of 203 students at Wayne State University in 2011 and I never briefed cases!
Read further to see why you should NOT brief cases in law school.
Law School Class Schedule – Bar Subjects or Personal Interests?
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!