TTH wrote:not working as hard as I should. I do most of my reading 30 minutes to an hour before class.
Exactly. I KNOW I should be reading. I know law school's hard. But I can't shake my undergrad habit of not doing anything until exam day.
I don't know what it takes to get me off my ass, but I NEED TO FIND IT.
I don't know that studying is necessarily the most important thing. It's just whatever it takes to help you understand things. I, personally, get through all my readings pretty quickly, look up cases I don't understand online, and spend like 15 minutes taking notes. But I think the most helpful thing so far was attending the tutoring sessions my school has, and outlining with a group of people. If exams are open book anyway, all you really need is to understand and have a good outline with legal wording translated into stuff you'll understand. Like, I put the law terminology, incase I need it and then under that whatever it takes for me to get a concept. They also told us about this 'in' and 'out' case thing. Cases, will, for example say what makes for a valid contract, while out cases say what doesn't make for a valid contract. Somehow thinking of cases like that really helped me.