As you begin law school, it
is important that you quickly adjust to the law school method of
instruction and examination. Both instruction and examination differs
drastically from the methods the student encountered in
undergraduate or other graduate education. In law
school, we teach one skill (oral analysis and case reading) and we test
another skill that we do not teach ( exam writing and fact/law
analysis). We provide only one exam, on rare occasion two exams,
per semester. We grade you not on how well you perform in some absolute
sense but how well you perform compared to other students. In law
school, there are no dumb students everyone is very intelligent.
However, intelligence alone is
not enough to succeed in law school.
To succeed you need among other things,
access to information. Many students who
fail to perform up to their potential do so because of lack of
timely access to the "information stream" that is so
essential to law school performance.
This website is designed to improve access to the "information stream" and
consequently, students' adjustment and performance.
This site provides academic support for the law student on law school and learning, on how to study
for law school and on how to prepare and take law school exams.
Advice to Pre-Law Students
Law Students and Learning
Legal Study Habits/Skills
Legal Reasoning / Analysis
Course Specific Materials