whsy wrote:2L here, willing to answer any questions people might have
Thanks for offering. Most likely going deposit at Loyola this week.
1. Any tips for preparing for the first year?
2. Regarding exams, can you say what you found particularly useful to succeed?
3. Are old exams available to students?
4. Were you able to negotiate if you received a scholarship?
5. Did you get to pick your teachers for 1L and 2L? If so, how did you choose teachers?
6. I am thinking of doing one of the concentrations, any benefits for doing one?
7. I heard a student say Loyola is starting a program to connect samaller firms with the school so that they hire their graduates, have they explained/offered this program to you?
1. Know what your studying style is. A lot of pple get sucked into what everyone else is doing. I tried the study group thing, didn't work, I know for some it does, so know your learning style. Don't start outlining too early, outlining is a way (at least for me) to condense everything I've learned and for review. Most importantly, read throughout the semester and take good notes e.g. write down rule, application of rule, policy for some professors
2. Do the old practice exams. Also, would recommend picking up E&Es, supplements. If the professor wrote one, buy that one
5. Not for 1L, yes for 2L. A lot of professors teaching 1L also teach 2L electives. I basically picked according to what fits my schedule, what I was interested in, and if I took and liked the professor
6. Not that I know of... it does give you a particular niche, I really don't know that it would make a difference starting out though
7. I was not aware of this, although maybe I just didn't pay attention. However, the school has a huge alumni base, and most are generally willing to mentor students, so I wouldn't be surprised that this is true