Navigating the Upside Down – How to Survive 1L

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Navigating the Upside Down – How to Survive 1L

Post by LawPreview » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:01 am

At Law Preview, we’re big fans of the Netflix series Stranger Things. Haven’t heard of it or seen it? Before you lose all of your free time to study groups and case briefings, I suggest you start binging now. Law school is a lot like the upside down: a bit dark and scary. Which is why preparing for law school is important. We’re here to give you a few tips to help you survive 1L and prepare you for law school success.


If there’s one thing you’ll be doing a lot of in law school, it’s reading. Make sure to do all of the assigned reading and do not fall behind. If you do, you may never catch up. During the course of your 1L year, you will be required to read and brief hundreds of cases. Try to establish a routine early into your first semester. Find a quiet, distraction-free location and do your reading at times of the day when you are most alert. This summer...

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