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Case Summaries

Learning how to read case law can be difficult at first. FindLaw's Case Summaries are here to help first-year law students ensure they catch all the important pieces of the cases most often assigned in torts, contracts, and more. For analysis of historic constitutional law cases, try FindLaw's Supreme Court Insights.

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    Law school is a challenge for even the best students, especially first year. But there are plenty of ways for law students to stay organized and on top of their coursework. And while we have a lot of love for hornbooks and Black's Law Dictionary, there's a whole world of tools out there that take up no more space than your iPhone.

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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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  • 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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  • 2L Outlines

    Outlines were almost certainly an important part of your 1L experience. Although it may be tempting to drop the hassle of preparing them as you enter into your second year, 2L outlines are even more useful and important. Read on to learn why.

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  • 1L Outlines

    One of the great challenges of law school involves condensing and organizing the massive amount of material covered by your classes. A good comprehensive outline can make an enormous difference in your ability to meet your educational goals.

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