Law school is like nothing you've ever experienced, and you'll need to hit the ground running. Your first-year grades determine your class rank, eligibility for law review, internships, and your future employment prospects. The pressure to perform will be intense, competition for grades and job interviews is fierce, and you'll be surrounded by classmates who are both extremely ambitious and intelligent.
Intimidating, isn't it?
That's why PowerScore, in conjunction with a distinguished team of law deans and professors, developed the 1L Advantage course, designed to give you insight into the academic experience of a first-year law student. Learn the fundamentals of 1L courses, and understand the study techniques you'll need to excel as a 1L, and beyond.
We have assembled a diverse group of experts who provide an extensive overview of your 1L core-curriculum courses. Not only will you be introduced to the material, but we will also walk you through the basics of how to study the law effectively, and how to ace your all-important law school exams.
- Contract Law
- Tort Law
- Civil Procedure
- Criminal Law and Procedure
- Property Law
- Constitutional Law
- Legal research and writing
- What to expect your first year
- IRAC and how to think like a lawyer
- First year study skills
- Crushing your law school exams
Our lectures are given by prominent law professors and deans from top law schools such as Georgetown Law, UC Davis Law, NYU Law, and Northwestern Law. These professors are experts in their respective fields, and their lectures will cover fundamentals of the standard first year core curriculum courses: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Contract Law, Tort Law, Civil Procedure, Property Law, and Legal Research and Writing. In addition, 1L Advantage provides expansive lectures focusing on 1L study skills, creating course outlines, "thinking like a lawyer," and crushing your law school exams.
How long will I have access to the course?
You will have access to the course for 1 year. Of course, the 1L Advantage online book is yours to keep.
After I enroll, how long do I have to wait to start watching the videos and access the online content?
Your Online Student Center access is typically processed within just a few hours of your enrollment. At that time you will be able to view the lectures and the online content.
Can I watch the videos on my iPad, iPhone or Android?
Yes! The videos are viewable on mobile and Apple devices.
Does this course apply regardless of the law school I attend?
Absolutely! Although different professors have their own styles and methods of teaching, our diverse group of experts will give you a big picture overview of your 1L classes. Most law schools have roughly the same first year core curriculum, so an introduction to the subject matter will make you feel more comfortable on that first day of class and reduce any apprehension you might have.