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.

Surviving Law School Articles

  • 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.  

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  • 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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  • Pierson v. Post Case Summary

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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.

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  • How to Brief a Case in Law School

    Case briefs are an important study tool for any law student, but they can be difficult to write the first few times around. Follow these tips to create a brief with all the info you need. 

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