How to Prepare for Law School

1L Survival Tip:

If you have a question in class, speak up. Your perspective is valuable; someone else in class is dying to ask the same question, so be brave and ask. Whether you’re thinking about going or are already accepted to law school, LexisNexis can help. The resources below will help you better understand the law school experience.

Whether you’re thinking about going or are already accepted to law school, LexisNexis can help. The resources below will help you better understand the law school experience.

The American Legal System

Get a big-picture view of foundational legal concepts like Stare Decisis, common law, and binding precedent.

How to Brief a Case

Law students brief cases every day— so we break down the most important elements of a case brief to give you the inside scoop on how to use them most effectively.

Reading a Casebook 101

Find out how cases move through the court system and how to effectively break down case elements.

Top 20 Things You Need to Know About Law School

We surveyed more than 400 law students to learn about the knowledge and skills needed to be prepared for law school. Check out this infographic to see what they said.

Learn to Spot Issues Like a Lawyer

Spotting legal issues is one of the fundamental skills taught in law school, and one of the most used skills used by lawyers every day. Start learning this now with the Think Like A Lawyer case law game.

Why an Internet Search is Not Legal Research

Judges and lawyers use specific sources to justify decisions and argue cases. They also use online research systems designed for legal work to find these sources. See how these systems differ from simply searching the internet.

Why go to Law School?

Watch current law students talk about their motivations and aspirations for attending law school in short clips collected from their mobile phones.

What's the Most Challenging Part of Law School?

Get prepared for the challenges that lie ahead by watching the videos we collected from current law students talking about the most challenging part of law school.

What Advice Would You Give Yourself About Law School?

We asked current law student to tell us what they’d tell themselves before attending law school. See their video responses here and be more prepared for law school.

      Get advice about law school from law students and legal professionals at the LexTalk legal community

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