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A weekly guide to being a model law student, by Alex Ruskell

Label
A weekly guide to being a model law student
Title
A weekly guide to being a model law student
Statement of responsibility
by Alex Ruskell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book gives law students weekly checklists explaining the skills necessary to successfully navigate their first year of law school. Each chapter provides a checklist of things to do that week, such as briefing cases, going over notes, outlining classes, or doing practice questions. When a new concept is introduced, this book clearly explains the concept and its purpose and provides examples. Instead of merely providing advice, this book lays out a detailed plan for students to follow. It also includes a bank of over 100 short, medium, and long practice questions in six first year subjects
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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Ruskell, Alex
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF283
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • handbooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Law students
  • Law
  • Law examinations
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • Law examinations
  • Law students
  • Law
  • United States
Label
A weekly guide to being a model law student, by Alex Ruskell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Summary of Contents; Table of Contents; Introduction; 1. You Know More Than You Think You Know, but You Need Direction; 2. Why Students Do Poorly Their First Year; 3. Stop Worrying What to Do and Use This Book as a Checklist; 4. Things You Don't Need to Worry About; A. Law School Static; B. The Grading Curve; C. Class Participation; D. Your Intelligence; E. Accommodations; FIRST SEMESTER; Week One; 1. Make a Set Schedule; A. The Goals of a Schedule; i. Keeping on Track; ii. Keep You Studying Enough; Iii. Using Your Time Effectively
  • B. How to Put Your Schedule Together; C. Now Try to Follow the Schedule to the Letter (You Will Evaluate How Effective It Was Next Week); D. Alternative Schedule Idea; 2. Social Events; A. You Need Friends; B. Significant Others; C. You'll Get Weird; D. These People Will Know You in Practice; E.A Caveat--Don't Overdo It; 3. How to Read a Case; 4. Brief Each Case; A. What's the Point of a Case Brief?; B. What Parts You'll Need for Class; C. Parts You'll Need for Exam; 5. How to Take Notes; A. Taking Your Notes; B. Reviewing Your Notes
  • 6. How to Approach Legal Writing Week Two; 1. Evaluate Schedule; A. How to Figure Out Where Your Time Is Going; B. What to Do If You Get Off Schedule; i. Getting Sick; ii. Children; 2. Continue to Brief; 3. Ask and Answer Relevant Questions in Class; A. The Importance of Participation; B. How to Approach a Professor's Office Hours; C. Preparing to Meet Your Professor During Office Hours; 4. Review Your Notes; 5. Consider a Study Group; A. What a Study Group Is for, and How to Avoid Conflicts; B. Study Group Contract; Week Three; 1. Evaluate Schedule
  • A. Add Study Group Time to Your Schedule (If You Join One)B. Add Outlining Time to Your Schedule (Discussed Below); 2. Continue to Brief; 3. Start Your Outlines; A. What Is the Point of an Outline?; B. What Should You Include in Your Outline?; i. What Your Instructor Communicates as Important; ii. Black Letter Law with Elements and Exceptions; iii. Any Instructions About Analysis Skills; iv. Examples and Non-Examples of Each Concept; v. Question Checklists; vi. Memory Tricks; a. You Can Make Up a Sentence to Remember the Elements of a Law
  • B. You Can Remember the Necessary Elements with a Wordc. What Information Do You Need from the Cases for the Outline?; d. What Does a Terrible Outline Look Like?; e. What Does a Good Outline Look Like?; f. Commercial Materials/Other Student Outlines; g. How Your Good Outline Will Help on the Exam; 4. Review Your Notes; 5. Legal Writing Assignment to Tutor/Professor; Week Four; 1. Evaluate Schedule; A. Suggestions to Speed Up Your Reading; 2. Continue to Brief; 3. Continue Outlines; A. Complete One Syllabus Section in Each Class; 4. Ask Relevant Question or Go to Office Hours; A. Email
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781628104448
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
West Academic
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 815009
  • 6ADF68E8-6D40-4796-B524-51B7012B6531
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914329609
  • (OCoLC)ocn914329609
Label
A weekly guide to being a model law student, by Alex Ruskell
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Summary of Contents; Table of Contents; Introduction; 1. You Know More Than You Think You Know, but You Need Direction; 2. Why Students Do Poorly Their First Year; 3. Stop Worrying What to Do and Use This Book as a Checklist; 4. Things You Don't Need to Worry About; A. Law School Static; B. The Grading Curve; C. Class Participation; D. Your Intelligence; E. Accommodations; FIRST SEMESTER; Week One; 1. Make a Set Schedule; A. The Goals of a Schedule; i. Keeping on Track; ii. Keep You Studying Enough; Iii. Using Your Time Effectively
  • B. How to Put Your Schedule Together; C. Now Try to Follow the Schedule to the Letter (You Will Evaluate How Effective It Was Next Week); D. Alternative Schedule Idea; 2. Social Events; A. You Need Friends; B. Significant Others; C. You'll Get Weird; D. These People Will Know You in Practice; E.A Caveat--Don't Overdo It; 3. How to Read a Case; 4. Brief Each Case; A. What's the Point of a Case Brief?; B. What Parts You'll Need for Class; C. Parts You'll Need for Exam; 5. How to Take Notes; A. Taking Your Notes; B. Reviewing Your Notes
  • 6. How to Approach Legal Writing Week Two; 1. Evaluate Schedule; A. How to Figure Out Where Your Time Is Going; B. What to Do If You Get Off Schedule; i. Getting Sick; ii. Children; 2. Continue to Brief; 3. Ask and Answer Relevant Questions in Class; A. The Importance of Participation; B. How to Approach a Professor's Office Hours; C. Preparing to Meet Your Professor During Office Hours; 4. Review Your Notes; 5. Consider a Study Group; A. What a Study Group Is for, and How to Avoid Conflicts; B. Study Group Contract; Week Three; 1. Evaluate Schedule
  • A. Add Study Group Time to Your Schedule (If You Join One)B. Add Outlining Time to Your Schedule (Discussed Below); 2. Continue to Brief; 3. Start Your Outlines; A. What Is the Point of an Outline?; B. What Should You Include in Your Outline?; i. What Your Instructor Communicates as Important; ii. Black Letter Law with Elements and Exceptions; iii. Any Instructions About Analysis Skills; iv. Examples and Non-Examples of Each Concept; v. Question Checklists; vi. Memory Tricks; a. You Can Make Up a Sentence to Remember the Elements of a Law
  • B. You Can Remember the Necessary Elements with a Wordc. What Information Do You Need from the Cases for the Outline?; d. What Does a Terrible Outline Look Like?; e. What Does a Good Outline Look Like?; f. Commercial Materials/Other Student Outlines; g. How Your Good Outline Will Help on the Exam; 4. Review Your Notes; 5. Legal Writing Assignment to Tutor/Professor; Week Four; 1. Evaluate Schedule; A. Suggestions to Speed Up Your Reading; 2. Continue to Brief; 3. Continue Outlines; A. Complete One Syllabus Section in Each Class; 4. Ask Relevant Question or Go to Office Hours; A. Email
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781628104448
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
West Academic
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 815009
  • 6ADF68E8-6D40-4796-B524-51B7012B6531
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914329609
  • (OCoLC)ocn914329609

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