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Are you a law school student interested in helping other students by contributing little tips and advice? This blog is looking for guest writers. If so, please e-mail me and we can discuss your interests:

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That e-mail address is all one word—no spaces. I wrote it that way so e-mail spam software can’t recognize it as an e-mail address.

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Upcoming topics include ways students can get ahead during the summer, job hunting tips, advice regarding how to seek a court clerkship, and much more.

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Free Lexis Study-Aid Outlines

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Lexis has free law school outlines for first year courses: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Property, Torts, Trusts and Estates. They are available in html, word, and pdf formats. They are a great review before exams.

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Reward Yourself & Double Your WestLaw and Lexis Points

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Finals are over.  Are you ready to reward yourself by spending your Lexis and WestLaw points?  Why not get a head start on the Fall semester and double your points at the same time: Both companies let you double your point’s spending-power when buying their study aids.

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The Importance of Preparing an Exam Schedule

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ScheduleThere is often so much to do before exams. The crunch causes many students to focus too much on some subjects to the neglect of others. Many students find it helpful to make a schedule right now of their exam preparation plans. That way, as they get closer to exams, they stay on track.

An exam schedule would include planning which days you will outline particular classes, days you will go over flashcards, days you will do practice exams, etc.

For a step-by-step guide to preparing an exam schedule, visit How to Prepare an Exam Schedule.

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To Outline or Not to Outline

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The general rule is an outline should only be done if it helps you prepare for the particular exam you will be taking. For example, many students do not outline for a take-home exam if they have plenty of time to work on it, because they would rather focus their time preparing in other ways. On the other hand, an outline is normally useful in preparation for in-class exams. The point is, consider what type of exam you will be taking (it helps to review the professor’s old exams), and prepare for the exam in way that is best for you.

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Great Website: Law Student Resources

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Law students and soon-to-be law students will find great advice and ideas on this site: www.LawStudentResources.info

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Tips for Law School Take-Home Exams

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Do you have a take-home exam? You still have time to do something many students don’t ever consider.

Everyone knows they should collect their professor’s materials, preferably on computer so they can do a text search of key words. (For a text search, consider Google Desktop Search or Copernic Desktop Search.)

What most students don’t consider is this: Obtain secondary sources. For example, buy a study-aid, borrow a treatise or hornbook on the subject from the library, or get copies of other students’ notes. All of these may be useful during your take-home exam. The key is to consider your particular exam and what you might need in addition to your notes. Students who have taken this class before may provide some guidance to you on this.

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