I’ve recently noted some webpages that contain potentially useful information for new law students:
- “Law School Toolbox.” http://lawschooltoolbox.com/ This site is primarily about how to succeed on law school exams; it’s got useful tips on that subject, and you can sign up to have exam tips emailed to you every week. The site owners have also prepared a multi-part free email course called “Start Law School Right.” You can sign up to have the course units emailed to you. Topics include case briefing, preparing for class, the Socratic method, in-class note-taking, and other issues of fascination to beginning law students.
- The creator of The Law School Toolbox also has a website called “The Girl’s Guide to Law School,” http://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/, whose purpose is “to help you get what you want from your law school experience.” The site has major sections on Surviving Law School and Getting a Job. Typical article topics include: “Start Thinking About the Exam on the First Day of Class,” “Why You Should (Probably) Read the Cases,” and “Two Reasons You Need a Law School ‘Outline’ (Loosely Conceived).”
- “Ms. J.D.” http://ms-jd.org. Its website describes “Ms. J.D.” as “a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the success of women in law school and the legal profession. Ms. JD is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of law students and recent graduates and an Executive Director.” The site includes topics under the areas of Careers, Law School, and Issues (issues impacting women law students and attorneys).
- “The Student Appeal,” http://thestudentappeal.com. The website describes “The Student Appeal” as “an online law journal that publishes legal articles and editorials discussing, law and policy issues, law school.” The site welcomes submissions from law students. The “Day in the Life” series of pieces profiling various types of legal careers should be of particular interest to law students wondering about career choices.
- A website called “Course Hero” has a useful infographic suggesting effective ways to take notes in class. The infographic is at http://www.coursehero.com/blog/2011/10/19/infographic-write-it-down/?utm_source=Start+Law+School+Right%3A+2012&utm_campaign=7d8c108c3f-Prelaw_Course_2012_Lesson_Five&utm_medium=email