After I created this blog, I kept receiving the same questions, over and over again. So, I thought it would make sense to comprise a separate section that would address answering those questions.
What makes a good law student?
Before going to law school, one may ask oneself what makes a good law student. Having an enquiring mind is mandatory. You should be passionate about justice, life, and the world surrounding you. Additionally, you should be patient. In other words, you should realize that you are expected to invest a lot of time trying to figure out complex things. What is more, you shouldn’t be hesitant when it comes to asking for guidance either. If you go into low, you should acknowledge that, at one point or another, you will lose cases. So, you should be able to cope with that.
Are all law courses identical?
It’s true that getting a law degree implies learning a range of core subjects. Nevertheless, the approach varies by university. As you might expect, some universities are more traditional than others. You should discuss with other students, and compare and contrast different places before choosing a university over another one.
How can I be better at coping with my reading?
Being a law student implies doing a lot of reading. And for one thing, law books are known for keeping students in the library for hours. Truth be told, there’s no clear-cut way of minimizing your reading list. On that note, you should know what to expect – and, of course, it’s up to you to maximize your reading time, and be as productive as possible. One piece of advice would be self-imposing a reading schedule and sticking to it even when you don’t want to.
How can I improve my memory?
Studying law is a theoretical endeavor, requiring you to remember large volumes of information such as national and international laws – you know it. One way of maximizing your productivity is by using keywords as you study. Creating flashcards is another efficient way of being better at memorizing crucial information, as well as studying with your peers. Studying by yourself can be isolating, so you should consider joining a group study.
If your questions have gone unanswered, you can always contact me and initiate a talk!