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Is there anything I can do to prepare for Law School?

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:52 am
by OakBrook2021
Hi, this may seem like a dumb question but is there anything I can do to prepare for 1L? I'm not going to matriculate until 2018 so this isn't pressing. Worried because alot of people (profs included) have said 1L performance can be surprisingly bad for some people. Any TLS advice on how to prep for 1L or how the skills needed are different than undergrad? Is it just a question of putting in more hours than your classmates?

Re: Is there anything I can do to prepare for Law School?

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:56 am
by cavalier1138
Nope.

Best thing you can do is get a high enough LSAT to put you in a school where you don't have to worry about unemployment if you don't end up at the top of the class.

Re: Is there anything I can do to prepare for Law School?

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:58 am
by The_Pluviophile
There's lots of good advice here: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=123699 and here: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=120673

Several people also strongly recommend reading the book Getting to Maybe to prepare yourself for law school exams. I'm sure there's loads more advice around though. Just do some searching.

Re: Is there anything I can do to prepare for Law School?

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:05 pm
by Mullens
Orin Kerr wrote a short article about how to read a legal opinion. That might be worth reading like the week before you start law school. It's easy to find on google.

Re: Is there anything I can do to prepare for Law School?

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:22 am
by patrick248
Learning Legal Reasoning by Delaney