Surviving Law School

Law school can be brutal. The seemingly endless cycle of reading, outlining, and studying can bring even the most positive person down. FindLaw for Law Students provides advice on the best ways to weather the storm and survive law school. Through the Surviving Law School section, current law students can take advantage of sample study schedules, course outlines and exams, and access to always-important legal research tools. The resources in this section can also help law students decide which electives are ideal for their desired career path and whether or not student organizations, law journal, moot court, and other extracurricular activities are a right fit.

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    • Sample 1L Study Schedule

      Law school is well known for the grueling schedule it imposes on its students. From the hundreds of pages per week in reading, to the endless pressure of preparing outlines for finals, the first year of law school can feel like being hit with a ton of bricks. Students who have been through it all know that in order to survive the first year of law school, it's imperative that students prepare and follow a 1L study schedule.

      Law School Commercial Outlines

      There you are, sitting for your very first law school exam. Thankfully, you have an outline for this class, but does it cover what will be on that exam? Law school outlines can sometimes be the key to success during your first year, so it's no surprise that companies market ready-made commercial outlines for law students. This article will provide you with an overview of these commercial outlines as well as tips for using them to your advantage.

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    • Publications for Law Students

      It's easy to get lost in the law school universe. From trap guns to exploding fireworks and railroad scales, law students are often immersed in odd facts from the past. But the law is ever changing, and it's important to stay in tune with contemporary legal updates and debates as you start your career. This article gives an overview of various law student publications to do just that and to help prepare you for the legal landscape that awaits.

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    • Law School Practice Exams by School

      Want to know what your professors will be looking for on their finals? One way to do that is by reviewing their actual past exams and practice exams. Not only will these resources prepare you for your finals, but they will also help you to understand materials and concepts throughout a course. This article is designed to make your life easier by bringing those practice exams to you, all in one place.

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    • Outlines and Exams by Subject

      Locating helpful materials in law school, such as outlines and exams, can sometimes be a challenge, not to mention the time that it can take from your schedule. Maybe you've been to several different websites and reviewed expensive commercial outlines in the bookstore. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to find these useful study aides in one place and at no cost to you? This article is here to do just that.

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    • Law School Courses and Faculty Information

      If you're about to start law school or are in the process of selecting your next class schedule, you're probably curious about which classes to take, and maybe which professors to avoid. This article is designed to help guide you through that process with tips on what to look for, such as a professor's grading system and past syllabi, so that you can hit the ground running on the first day of class.

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    • Law Reviews: Information and Index

      In law school, you always have the ability to stand out academically. However, some of the best opportunities to shine lay outside of the classroom. Law reviews, for example, let you learn about interesting legal areas while providing the experience of working in a formal publishing process. They also allow you to refine your research and writing skills, which comes in handy when applying for jobs. Let this article serve as your guide to learn more about law reviews.

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