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 Post subject: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:58 pm 
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In my opinion, these articles are the best resource available for succeeding in law school.

My guide: Focuses on the skill of taking a law school exam, and how to teach yourself that skill. I was the top of my class 1L year at a T14.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 2&t=120673

Other guides:

Mr. Carter's Guide. A new one from 2013 -- Mr. Carter was top 10% after 1L year at a T14.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=222099

"Guide to 1L Success from someone ranked #1" by mscarn23
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=157251
DISCLAIMER: Like some others in the thread, I disagree that the amount of effort described by that poster is required for strong, even top of the class, performance. It's the first guide posted from "this season" however, and certainly contains good advice and discussions. While I don't vouch for it as strongly as the others, I include it for the sake of completeness.

Talon's guide, in my opinion the best and most thorough guide written on success in law school. Talon was in the top few students at a T10:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 2&t=123699

Arrow’s legendary advice. Arrow was top of the class at a lower ranked school but transferred to a T10.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =2&t=77628

Xeoh85's Advice on Success in Law School. Xeoh85 was #1 at UCLA.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =2&t=36635
DISCLAIMER: I have the same general concern here as I do with mscarn23's guide. I've seen a lot of people work that hard without results, so please look to these guides for the useful advice and not for justification of trying to just out-work the competition.

MegaTTTron's advice for doing well at law school. MegaTTTron got a pile of As and is transferring from a tier 1 to a top 6 school.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 0#p2447484

Wahoo1L's Advice for doing well at a T10. Wahoo1L was top 3%+.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =2&t=78769

JayCutler'sCombover's blog / advice. Jay did very well and transferred under circumstances much like Arrow).
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 11&t=77498

TLS article about success in law school (unique perspective):
http://www.top-law-schools.com/success- ... chool.html
DISCLAIMER: This guide is a little extreme, and gets a lot of press because it's on the site as an article rather than as a post in this section. It's got a good perspective, but don't think it's gospel because it came "first."

"Lazy's Guide to Top 10% Without Working Nights or Weekends"
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=162799
DISCLAIMER: This one is new (as of the 8/12/11 update to this post) and I have not read through it to vouch for it.


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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:00 pm 
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In. Thanks for the reading material!


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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:02 pm 
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Thanks for cutting down on the search time for many of us!


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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
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ObLaDiObLaDa wrote:
Thanks for cutting down on the search time for many of us!


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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
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Yay!


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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
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Much obliged, Scribe.


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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
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I thought this was very good as well:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=122790&hilit=advice+tls+sls


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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
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nice


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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
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Thanks for this!


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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
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Much obliged!


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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
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Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
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This is beautiful! There is so much great knowledge on TLS but it often gets lost. Thanks for aggregating all of these excellent articles. Cheers,

Ken


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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
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You should add the SLS2012 post!


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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
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Here is a new one that I totally endorse: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=123699


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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
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nice, thanks for collecting these in a single thread


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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
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p.s. mods - I really do think this thread could use a sticky, since it's the kind of stuff students are always looking for and talking about.


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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
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Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
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chrisokc wrote:
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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
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This needs to be stickied...


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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
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Comes in.


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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
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Def gotta read all these before school starts


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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
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Scribe wrote:
p.s. mods - I really do think this thread could use a sticky, since it's the kind of stuff students are always looking for and talking about.


Protip: Asking to get your own threads stickied = lulz

However, this is a good compilation, and should be stickied.


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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
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Tagged and thank you <3


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 Post subject: Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School
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ToTransferOrNot wrote:
Scribe wrote:
p.s. mods - I really do think this thread could use a sticky, since it's the kind of stuff students are always looking for and talking about.


Protip: Asking to get your own threads stickied = lulz

However, this is a good compilation, and should be stickied.


You posted in it after it had already been stickied :roll:


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