Orientation: T-10 Days!

August 10, 2011 at 3:34 pm (0L Summer Prep, Law School Gear)

Law school orientation is in 10 days.

How did that happen?

I am feeling excited/anxious/prepared. I have actively put myself in the mindset that I am ready to attack the material. I’m going in guns blazing.

Aside from reading various law school preparedness materials (and I’ve updated my blogpost/review which can be read here), I’ve also spent a lot of time relaxing. I bought a bicycle, which I plan to use almost every day. I purchased my first backpack in 15+ years (it will take some getting used to). And I’ve already met a few of my classmates, whom I already adore. I feel like I’m quickly finding my place  . . . and my footing.

My schedule and book list came a little later than expected. I know some incoming 1L’s at other law schools have had their schedules and book lists for a month. I just got mine a few days ago but was able to save around $150 on purchasing just two of my required casebooks online. Unfortunately, I’m finding that since I am just now able to purchase books online, many of the books are priced higher than they may have been just a few weeks ago. I wish I could have jumped on all of the early bargains before desperation/inflation took effect.

Well that’s all I have for now . . . I will try to update my post  on 0L guides again this week and look forward to updating you on my first days of law school!

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Cheap, Last Minute Law School Guides

August 5, 2011 at 12:38 pm (0L Summer Prep)

For many of my soon-to-be 1L colleagues, the summer is closing-in. I know I have crossed off only about half of my pre-law bucket list which includes reading various 0L prep materials. For those of you who have limited time and/or limited funds, checkout these quick but informative last minute law school guides:

Law School – Materials for Success. This free guide is entirely online and consists of 7 chapters. It is written by Professor Barbara Glesner and touches on law school success as well as personal survival (and sanity).  It’s a terrific concise guide and could be read in a few short hours.

BarBri’s How to Succeed in Law School. This free short 45 minute video provides a quick overview of notetaking and outlining and spends a considerable amount of time on the most important part of law school: exam taking. I found it surprisingly valuable to learn about law school exams this early in the game – it’s never premature to start thinking about what really matters in law school!

Hard Nosed Advise from a Cranky Law Professor is a quick read and the kindle edition is just $10! See my review on my 0L prep post.

Checkout my review of 0L prep materials, which I hope to update during the next two weeks!

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