Tips for 1L Success

It's back to school season, and for some intrepid souls, that means the start of the infamous and much-feared 1L year. We'll assume you've already watched The Paper Chase while chewing your nails off, so here are some more practical tips for a successful first year of law school: Go to...

Four Common Reasons for Disappointing 1L Grades and How to Fix Them

As law school classes start back up again, many of you are trying to come to terms with your disappointing 1L grades. People tend to take one of two approaches when the first year didn't go so well. Most students just accept the status quo, decide they're lousy law students, and quit trying...

Learning and Teaching by Sharing Mistakes

I would like to share some key teaching techniques that I have found effective. I'll give you a hint - you've got to start with assumption busting. In the course of running Greenhorn Legal (and now Greenhorn Bold ), I have researched and adopted various teaching techniques and styles. Each...

How Much Time Should You Spend Preparing for Class as a 1L?

I've been getting a lot of questions lately about a common 1L concern: How much time should you spend getting ready for class? It's going to vary a bit, of course, depending on how much reading your professor assigns in each class, but we can come up with some reasonable guidelines, I think...

Should You Join a Study Group in Law School?

When I was in law school, I heard a rumor (which I'm pretty sure was true), that one of my classmates was forming a study group. Great, right? What's not to like. However, this study group was special - you could only join if you'd gone to Harvard for undergrad! After I finished cracking...

Two Steps to a Winning Law School Exam Strategy

It's almost time for the final law school exam push, so I'll make this brief. What are you going to do these last few weeks, to ensure you're ready to go on exam day? Re-read your class notes? Try to memorize a bunch of cases? Cram a commercial outline into your head? Look...

Getting a Law Job with Average Grades

Have questions about how to navigate the world of legal networking, interviewing and job searching? So did more than 1200 law students, who tuned in to the lively and informative webcast "Ask the Experts-Answers to Your Questions on Legal Job Search, Networking and Interviewing" on Thursday...