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How to Exceed in Law School?

We all know that Law School attracts a crowd of so many different kinds of people, but most importantly, it attracts a crowd of people who are "deemed" to be intelligent. And therefore, we have a cut-throat competition right from the beginning of the year.

So when there's so much competition, what do you think we should do to stand out?

Here are a few things you can do as law students, to stand out from the crowd.

1. Attend each and every class if possible.

By attending I don't mean that you need to simply go and sit in your class for the sake of attendance. I mean, actually participating in your class.

Some of the subjects may not be appealing and I completely understand that. But try to be present in every class.

This helps you in 2 ways:

  1. You do not need to stress out too much on your course because you know what the professor is teaching. Hence, learning and revising your notes may not be as hard as it would be if you miss a lecture.

  2. While exam season is near, you do not need to ask for notes, prospective questions, incomplete answers or anything for that matter because you already know this because you've been attentive.

2. Consider forming a study group

Or at least one person to talk to your notes/ lectures about, throughout the year, to help you out before the examination.

This way, you can either catch up on your missed notes, your existing notes, have quizzes, intellectual talks, or just straight up revise!

You may also realise that you'll be able to gather tips and tricks to learn more and to study better.

3. Feedback From Professors.

I have no idea why this hasn't been talked about before or why this is uncommon. However, it is important to understand that you need to take your feedback from professors to do well.

Instead of arguing why you're marks were deducted and why they should not be deducted in an examination, ask your professors about how you can improve your way of writing, your answers or your results in general.

The feedback given by your professors are valuable and are definitely worth taking int consideration.

4. Create a Study Plan.

I have seen so many people who study right before the examination (myself included)- which is extremely stressful especially when you need to fulfil it in the last moment. I have also seen so many people complain that the amount of syllabus given for the examination is so much that they find it impossible to complete.

This is where planning comes into the picture. Create a study plan that will suit your schedule and work accordingly. You will have to ultimately decide upon a routine. So get to work.

5. Get Realistic

While law school fun may be hectic, you also will need a reality check. Competition is tough and only a handful of students remain on the top, and not necessarily the same set of students.

Be supportive of your classmates and do not fall prey to unhealthy competition. This makes the experience positive instead of a bitter one.

Also, get help if you need it. Do not hesitate to reach out to your peers if you do not understand something and neither should you hesitate to help someone who might need your help.

Hope this was a tiny bit informative to help you go through the walls of law school.


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