If you’re on a semester schedule, you’ve been in law school for 4 weeks now. It’s time to start studying for exams. Trust me. Don’t want to think that far ahead? Fine. How about thinking about it as reviewing what you have learned so far this semester? Doesn’t sound so bad, right?
Now is the PERFECT time to review what you have learned so far this semester. The Law School Academic Support Blog has some excellent, practical advice for how to start reviewing now.
- Arrive at each class 5-10 minutes early and review case briefs and class notes from the last class (hello, spaced study!
- After class, review your case briefs and class notes.
- At the end of each week, review briefs and notes and reorganize them
- As you review each week, begin to construct your course outline for the material
- Try to retrieve course material you have learned from your memory with out reviewing your notes and outlines, check your memory against your notes & outline
- Review & revise your outlines, try using your outlines to do practice questions to test for gaps in your outline and your knowledge
- Consult study aids (treatises, Examples & Explanations, Understanding Series books) to fill in gaps or clarify confusion and visit your Professor’s office hours with questions