How-To Guides & Tips


Time Management

Time Management Tips: tips for how best to use and organize your time

Weekly Schedule: a template to create a weekly schedule. Creating a schedule can be a highly effective tool in managing the law school workload.

Case Briefing

Sample briefs: contracts, criminal law, property, torts


IRAC Handout: the basics of IRAC (a structure for legal analysis that includes issue, rule, application, conclusion)

Rule Synthesis Handout: the basics of how to discern the rules from cases in order to construct a legal doctrine

Note Taking

Abbreviations: A list of useful abbreviations for lectures


Outlining – General

Outlining – Open Book Exams

Outlining – Closed Book Exams

Exam Taking

Strategies for Taking a Law School Exam

Post-Exam Debrief

How to Learn from Past Exams: tips on how to learn from past exams to improve your performance going forward

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