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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...

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...