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School Supplies for Law School - A first Sem Student's Recommendations

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First steps are always the hardest and probably the scariest of all. That's for life and especially for making such big changes as for example transitioning from High School to University.
 I personally had major respect for that transition, as I have quite bad anxiety and changes tend to really scare me. Hence I wanted to be as prepared as possible and definitely did my research on e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g Law School related, including supplies and essentials for class and for studying.
I didn't actually find that much good advice except maybe on my favorite Law School blog, which is by Nikki Boyd.
Anyway. After two months of actually being in Law School I have tried out a few different methods and supplies and can now say that I am pretty happy with what I've figured out.
(! I will be doing a 2nd part of this post in Feb/March, after exam season to tell you exactly what I used for studying; so look forward to that!)

School supplies I use and work with in Law School:

·MacBook Pr…

How to feel less stressed as a Law Student - The Habit of working ahead

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We all know the feeling. It's mid-semester, you kind of have a routine but kind of don't really keep to it because you kind of just want to give it all up immediately because you kind of feel reaaaaally overwhelmed at this point.

Don't worry, sister, I got you.

You can totally start over at any point of the year. Take a weekend to literally just catch up on everything you need to (Law School wise!!). But don't stop there. Obviously, we know it cannot continue to go on like that.
 No one wants to give up their entire life in order to catch up on school work. So, maybe it's time to rethink your study routine or the mindset you approach your work with. So here's the thing. When every lecture is a presentation of so much new information that you have to  work out and comprehend at the end of each day, school is not going to be great fun, I promise you that.

Sitting in a lecture without a clue about what the professor is talking about just leaves you feeling incomp…

A balanced life Pt.2 - Spending Quality Time as a Law Student

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Studying Law is A LOT of work. It’s hard and can suck you up fully if you’re not careful.

 Law school is obviously on top of our priority lists, therefore, we can tend to forget that -oh hey- there is still a life out there that needs to be lived! In opposition to what everyone says, studying Law does absolutely not have to mean giving up that very life. It’s extremely important actually, to keep this balance between work and leisure time! 

You need to consciously schedule activities that have absolutely nothing to do with Law School into your weekly calendar so that you can keep a clear mind and a fair bit of joie de vivre!




These activities do not have to be fully unproductive. 
When you do something efficient as a study break, you tend to go back into studying with an immediate ability to concentrate and focus. 
These efficient breaks can consist of doing things by yourself or with other people. Hence I am going to part this article into two.



Part 2: Spending Time with Others (check out P…

A balanced life Pt.1 - Taking me-time as a Law Student

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Studying Law is A LOT of work. It’s hard and can suck you up fully if you’re not careful.

 Law school is obviously on top of our priority lists, therefore, we can tend to forget that -oh hey- there is still a life out there that needs to be lived! In opposition to what everyone says, studying Law does absolutely not have to mean giving up that very life. It’s extremely important actually, to keep this balance between work and leisure time! 
You need to consciously schedule activities that have absolutely nothing to do with Law School into your weekly calendar so that you can keep a clear mind and a fair bit of joie de vivre!
These activities do not have to be fully unproductive. 
When you do something efficient as a study break, you tend to go back into studying with an immediate ability to concentrate and focus. 
These efficient breaks can consist of doing things by yourself or with other people. Hence I am going to part this article into two.

Part 1: Me-Time
„Take care of yourself“
Here is …

Goals - why, how & when to set them

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New Years resolutions are such a ridiculed thing these days. No one actually takes them seriously and even if so, no one ever holds onto them and makes them come true.
Now, I just wanna clarify, I did not realize the importance of setting and following goals until probably this year. Yet, this is an opportunity for both you and me to take on this journey together. So, common, follow me!

First off, the basics.

Goals do not have to be set at New Year's. You can set them whenever you like, if it's January 15th or October 27th. -And that's important to realize. Changes can be made at any time a year and even if you set your resolutions at the beginning of the year and didn't follow them up until now (as of mid/end October), doesn't mean you cannot still find start! You can begin drinking enough water on the very day you're reading this article. -Speaking of......Your goals can (and should) consist of much greater aims than drinking water or going to the gym. Set one …

The best Lawyer in Town - 4 Steps to Success

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We all want to be a lawyer one day. A successful one, preferably. But how do we get there? How do we overcome the status quo and shadow the rest?
In school we've all been used to be one of the best, maybe even been THE BEST (congrats if that was you, hon). But now that the best High Schoolers have almost exclusively been accepted into Law and Med Schools, a selection has taken place and all of us who are kind of used to being one of the smartest, one of the most successful in High School, are suddenly in midst a pile of eager smarty-pants who are all intelligent and all interested and hard-working. It's not easy being the best here now, is it?
It's a draining thought and not a nice feeling indeed, yet I try not to let this pull me down too much. Even if your exams turn out "bad", remember, in Law School, if you just pass, it's still "good". And only geniuses really ever ace an exam. You do not need to be that. You never need to be a genius or anythi…

Dress to Impress - Building a Law School Wardrobe

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If you like it or not, the first impression you give on someone is obviously based on your looks. Somebody sees you for the very first time and immediately puts some kind of label on you.
Wether this implies to your actual personality or not, there's definitely a certain stigma connected to somebody who's going to class in joggers and a sweater versus someone who shows up in suit and tie or a dress. Law students usually wear preppy clothes for a reason. Not necessarily to fit into a scheme, rather to come off as sophisticated, keen working and sincere. You can completely influence or even determine how you come across and how serious you're being taken by how you dress. Use that power!

 I am going to give you some tips in the following, but -please- always be yourself. Try to adapt these ideas onto your personal style because when you're uncomfortable in what you're wearing or if it just feels plain wrong, you're not going to get anywhere great with it. Peopl…