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Just Curious

Postby 4gttngBrandonMarshal » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:36 pm

How many hours a day do you study/how many did you study your first year?

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Re: Just Curious

Postby cinephile » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:02 pm

How many what?

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Re: Just Curious

Postby 4gttngBrandonMarshal » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:15 pm

cinephile wrote:How many what?

The amount of hours of study per day during 1L year and now

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Re: Just Curious

Postby cinephile » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:27 pm

4

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Re: Just Curious

Postby UT1502 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:46 pm

4gttngBrandonMarshal wrote:How many hours a day do you study/how many did you study your first year?


3-4, top 10%, LR.

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Re: Just Curious

Postby jessuf » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:10 am

I spend 3 hours a day studying unless there is a midterm or memo, usually 7-10pm. I usually take Fridays and Saturdays off.

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Re: Just Curious

Postby 4gttngBrandonMarshal » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:26 am

UT1502 wrote:
4gttngBrandonMarshal wrote:How many hours a day do you study/how many did you study your first year?


3-4, top 10%, LR.

Wow, mind sharing how you reached such great success?

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Re: Just Curious

Postby kalvano » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:30 am

There are hundredss of threads on how to do well in law school.

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Re: Just Curious

Postby c3pO4 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:03 am

1L - about 3-6 hrs a day.

2L - 0-1 hours until mid october ; 3-4 from mid october to finals (will report back on if this works)

i just shoot for median

edit - reading = studying
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Re: Just Curious

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:16 am

First of all, there is a big difference between reading for the next day and "studying". I read 3-4 hours a day. Closer to finals, I add in more reviewing of notes, outlining, etc. Averaged over the semester I'd say it's 5-6 hours a day. However, in reality, it's 3-4 the first half and 7-8 in the weeks before finals.

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Re: Just Curious

Postby random5483 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:37 pm

Reading = studying in numbers provided below. Outside of reading, I did almost no studying till the last month of the semester (unless midterms and excluding LRW) as a 1L.


1L First Semester

4 or so hours a day till month before finals.
6 or more hours a day during the last month.
10 or more hours a day the last week or two before finals.


1L Second Semester

2-4 hours a day till month before finals.
4-6 hours a day during the last month.
10 or more hours a day (often 12+) the last week or two before finals.


T2 School last year. Top 1% after first semester. Top 2% after second semester.


2L

2 or so hours a day of reading thus far. Limited to no studying. Will pick up sometime next month.

Tons of outside class work (e.g. law review, etc). Working just about as hard as the first semester of my 1L, just a lot less work directly related to my classes.

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Re: Just Curious

Postby Indifferent » Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:39 pm

UT1502 wrote:
4gttngBrandonMarshal wrote:How many hours a day do you study/how many did you study your first year?


3-4, top 10%, LR.

almost exactly this.

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Re: Just Curious

Postby Indifferent » Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:40 pm

Indifferent wrote:
UT1502 wrote:
4gttngBrandonMarshal wrote:How many hours a day do you study/how many did you study your first year?


3-4, top 10%, LR.

almost exactly this.

Although towards finals it was more like 10+ hours a day.




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