Did TLS Help?

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How'd you do?

Particular method - excellent grades
Particular method - median pwned
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Mixed methods - excellent grades
Mixed methods - median pwned
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Did TLS Help?

Postby spencer1888 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:56 pm

Let me start of by saying that TLS is an incredible resource. From soup to nuts, I have found it to be the single best source of information about law school. Getting to the point, the various articles posted regarding how to do well during 1L seem to be very insightful and even practical (if not a crap ton of work). Nevertheless you often see people complaining about how arbitrary grading is; even those that do very well sometimes concede this point. I thought it would be interesting to see what percentage of those who followed any one of the various guides found on TLS actually managed to do very well. I realize this poll will be flawed due to several factors, but I think it will still prove interesting.

Since a poll is quite limiting, maybe those who followed particular/mixed methods can also share what worked, what didn't, and why?

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Re: Did TLS Help?

Postby Kilpatrick » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:31 pm

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Re: Did TLS Help?

Postby kswiss » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:36 pm

TLS isn't a study plan.... I think it helps to figure out the general outlines of law school, so it might be of some advantage for the first couple weeks of 1L, but as far as just getting good grades, the resources that are available to you have little to do with the final grade. You'll find that everyone has heard of GTM, everyone knows about practice tests, etc. The ones who do well actually use them, which has a lot more to do with personal drive than awareness that things exist.

That said, I'm a TLS forum member and I did very well (Top 5%). I didn't use a particular method. Just study the way you always had, memorize even for open book tests, and take a lot of practice tests.

TLS is very good for other stuff though...most students at my school are clueless about things like transfers, employment, clerkships, certain career tracks, etc.

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