• Law School

    Make the Grade: How to Improve Law School GPA

    One of the reasons breaks aren’t so fun during law school is because you’re often waiting for grades to drop. By now, most of those in school have received at least most of your grades for first semester. And the reaction is either a stomach-churning YAY! Or a stomach-churning oh no. Both responses require further action because regardless of how your grades shake out, law school is not a beast that lets you rest on your laurels. But, today I want to focus on those that had the “oh no,” response.  You may not be super pleased with your grades because they seem average. Maybe you’re used to rocking it…

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    One, Two Step: Mastering Law School Finals

    Hope everyone had a restful break from work/school! I know all the students are starting crunch mode as you prepare for finals. I’m a bit removed from that  but believe me, law school finals anxiety is a feeling you never, ever forget. In fact, my first holiday as an attorney was one of my happiest because I was so thrilled to not have to worry about any exams! You’ll get there eventually, but in the meantime you have to master your exams. I hate to say this, but preparing for your finals is a two-pronged process. The most important part of studying for law school finals is not just understanding…

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    Don’t Do It: Things to Avoid After Law School Finals

    One of the biggest difference between undergrad and law school is that in undergrad, you go into finals with a basic idea of what your grade will be in that class.  In law school, all of your grade is dependent on this one final exam, and you have little idea what your grade will be or even if you are truly understanding the concepts of the course. So unlike undergrad, where you can turn in your bluebook and move on–law school finals stick with you for a long time.  There’s always a little bug in your head reminding you that grades are coming and it makes you worry about how you…

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    Preparing for Spring Semester Finals

    So, first—work. Again. There’s so much ebb and flow with deadlines and projects that it’s difficult to maintain a steady schedule here, which sucks. I apologize. I have one more big thing this week and then I’m “free” as in, back to regular programming.  Thankfully. Anyway, as I’m winding down—those of you in schools are starting to gear up for finals.  Ugh.  Sorry about that too. I remember how finals time basically meant life was at a standstill—it was such a hectic time because I know there’s other things happening (readings, family obligations, moot court try-outs, etc) that make the idea of finals like a kind of far off thing…