An analysis on how to prepare for studies while at Law School

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The first thing you need to think about is studying cases, and as you study them, the most important thing to do is to fully understand how each case fits into the big picture. Typically, you'll read up on a given case and then attend the class on it, where you can listen, take notes, and ask questions about it, clarifying anything you need to in order to make sure that you understand the case completely.

Another important thing to think about is how you will balance the workload for all of your classes. When you realize how much work is involved, you may find that this can be a fairly terrifying prospect. One thing to remember is that although the classes are going to be equally important, they are not each going to suck up an equal amount of your time. Some of the classes will require less work, others more, and while all of them will probably take more study time than you'd like at the beginning, you'll have to learn to prioritize them at some point. Take some time to really consider what is going on in each class. Keep in mind your own talents and abilities and remember that you need to think about what you can do to get the most out of each class.



Of course, when you are studying in law school, you should be able to take advantage of many different study aids. For instance, you may find that creating outlines or buying commercial outlines can help you a great deal, as can taking advantage of hornbooks and study groups. Take a look at what your location has to offer, and remember that you are not the only person who finds studying difficult.

Take a look at the IRAC method of legal analysis and make sure that you understand it thoroughly. The method basically consists of Identifying the issue, looking at the Rules, Applying them, and coming to a Conclusion. To put a finer point on it, once you have the given issue identified, you then need to look at rules in the jurisdiction to make sure that the rules are clear. You should create a legal summary of the rules that will be used in the analysis.

You should also remember the fact that your final exams will cover virtually everything that you learned over the semester. While this might be a little bit intimidating overall, you'll find that you simply need to make sure that you have plenty of time. Remember that study groups do best when everyone is at the same level, so make sure that you are studying with people who will both keep up with you and not blaze right past you.

Law school can be a terrifying place, but it will quickly become less scary if you take the time to really think about what you have in front of you. There are many different options open to you, so make sure that you don't miss out!




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