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Books from Law Library Practical Skills Collection
Succeeding in Law School by
Call Number: KF283 .R36 2010
Publication Date: 2010-06-01
As the Director of Suffolk University Law School's Academic Support Program, Professor Ramy begins receiving phone calls from new 1Ls as early as May. Their common question: ''What do I need to do to succeed in law school?'' Professor Ramy has written the second edition of Succeeding in Law School to help answer this question.
Getting to Maybe : How to Excel on Law School Exams by
Call Number: KF283 .F57 1999
Publication Date: 1999-05-01
The book contains hints on studying and preparation that go well beyond conventional advice. The authors also illustrate how to argue both sides of a legal issue without appearing wishy-washy or indecisive.
Zen of Law School Success by
Call Number: KF283 .N67 2011
Publication Date: 2011-10-01
The Zen of Law School Success offers a comprehensive approach to succeeding in law school. Zen is about simplicity, balance, knowing your universe, knowing yourself, and staying focused on the path to enlightenment.
Generally, we all experience some level of nervousness or tension before tests or other important events in our lives. A little nervousness can actually help motivate us; however, too much of it can become a problem – especially if it interferes with our ability to prepare for and perform on tests.
A 2L’s Guide to 1L Year: How to Go From Surviving to Succeeding
Advice from a 2L
So you’ve gotten through the first couple weeks of 1L year—you know where your classes are, you know what the professors are looking for, and you’re probably starting to breathe a little easier. But of course, because you’re a fast paced person like the rest of us, you’re probably thinking . . . now what?
Well now, baby shark, now that you’ve discovered your legal super powers, it’s time to start learning how to navigate the waters and begin your journey to becoming a legal superhero. To get you started, here are a handful of tips I wish I would have known just over a year ago.
Foods to Fuel the Brain
Exams, for the majority of us, are stressful times. Busy schedules leave us chasing our tails, there’s no time to cook and the diet normally goes to pot. We tend to grab those quick fix stimulants – caffeine and sugar – which lead to peaks and troughs in energy, both mental and physical.
For concentration, focus and good memory we need to be calm and balanced without these dips in energy or mood. The following list of foods to fuel the brain will give you a brain boost to keep you focused and alert – far more than a double expresso, some wine gums and a bag of crisps.
Carol Dweck's Growth Mindset framework may be the single most important factor in being successful in law school.
IQ issn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, Angela Lee Duckworth explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.