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Advice For Succeeding In Your 1L Experience

Some advice on getting through your first year of law school, courtesy of our friends FindLaw.com.

6 Tricks & Tips to Surviving 1L
By Neetal Parekh

Welcome to law school. You’ve made it through orientation, and now all that’s left is surviving the year that gives law school a bad name.

Here are some sought-after tricks and tips to see you through first year, simply known as 1L.

Advice for 1L’s:

1. Experiment with study techniques. You will soon see that studying in law school is different than the studying you did (or meant to do) in undergrad. And just like snowflakes, no two law students or law school subjects are the same. Be ready to try out different study techniques and observe what works best for each subject…

2. Don’t worry too much about how others answer questions in class. Hearing your last name preceded by a “Ms.” or “Mr.” is enough to make any law student suffer from sweaty palms and a pacing heartbeat, and when your classmates begin being called on you may find yourself lost in the Socratic haze…

3. Be careful about getting wrapped up in ‘law school high’. By the end of orientation you may realize that you know more of your classmates by first and last name in law school than you may even have been able to recognize in some of your large undergrad classes…

5. Law school supplements are not like steroids, you are encouraged to use them to understand the material...

6. It’s okay to be a passive member, and free lunch never tasted so good. [T]his year it is a-okay to just attend sporadic lunchtime meetings, preferably if lunch is provided…

Be sure and visit FindLaw.com and read the entire post and benefit from all the advice!


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