What 1LA Can Do For You
What are some effective ways to study? How can you best prepare for class and get the most out of your time spent studying? How can you hone your communication skills, analytical skills, organizational skills, and study skills to help you crush your law school exams? How exactly do you read a case? Intimidating, isn’t it?
You’ve spent a great deal of time, energy, and money to get to this point. Why leave the rest to chance? You know how important your first year (or even first semester) grades will be to your future employment prospects, and the pressure to perform well will be intense. Competition for grades and job interviews is fierce, and you’ll be surrounded by classmates who are both ambitious and smart.
As a 1L, you can expect to spend most of your time reading and briefing cases, culling the rule of law and organizing it, reviewing and studying for your exams, learning the “foreign language” of the law and legal analysis, and trying to find some semblance of balance between law school life and the rest of your life.
Knowing that you’re about to embark on such a grueling endeavor, you may be apprehensive. Where do you even begin? After all, law schools boast that they will teach you to “think like a lawyer,” but they don't’ necessarily teach you the skills you’ll need to master the first year of law school and succeed as a 1L
The 1L Advantage Online Course and accompanying course book will:
Serve as your insider guide to the first year of law school Give you valuable insights into life as a 1L
and what to expect during the first year
Teach you the analytical and writing skills
necessary to succeed in your first year and beyond
Assist you with exploring various study
techniques and methods used in law school
Familiarize you with the study skills needed to perform well as
a 1L, including case analysis, rule synthesis, outlining, and exam skills
Introduce you to various methods of legal analysis and
help hone your logical reasoning and analytical skills
Teach essay format and organization as applied to law school subjects Teach you time management and stress management
techniques for balancing law school with the rest of your life
Give you insight into the various law school options at your
disposal, including academic concentrations and tracks, internships
and clinical opportunities, and law school extracurriculars
Teach you the skills and processes needed to
prepare for and succeed on law school exams
You’ll need to hit the ground running, and we can give you the tools to get ahead in law school and beyond. By taking the 1L Advantage course, you gain a competitive edge on your classmates by learning about the basic subjects of law school before entering class.