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What Should I Do with My 1L Summer?

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As the new semester kicks off, many 1Ls are beginning to contemplate their summer employment options. What should I do [...]

Why so many law students perform poorly on exams (and what to do about it)

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Imagine you’re preparing for a marathon.  But instead of training by running, you decide to tackle this challenging endeavor by [...]

Office Hours: The Underappreciated Legal Job Search Tool

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Students frequently ask me to be a job reference or write a recommendation letter for them. Often, I’m at a [...]

Why Law School Case Briefing Can Be a Waste of Time (and How to Efficiently Prepare for Class)

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I have a confession. Two weeks into my first year of law school, I stopped briefing cases. I was putting [...]

A Deceptively Simple Thing Law Students Can Do to Boost Final Exam Performance

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In studying for finals during my 1L year, I learned an important lesson. As I reviewed my class notes in [...]

Why Law Students Should Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Socratic Method

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If I were to survey law students about their biggest fears, the Socratic Method would certainly rank among the top [...]

In Law School Success, Less Can Be More.

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"Do as little as needed, not as much as possible." -- Henk Kraaijenhoff As a law professor, I came to [...]