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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Online Case Summaries
« on: December 07, 2009, 09:00:46 AM »
That site is pretty impressive.  For me, I just use LEXIS case briefs because they almost always include the essential facts, rule, and rationale in one concise little paragraph.  But, as I said, invispress.com is pretty amazing.  And it's really well organized.

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Also, see Jessie Zaylía's Law (and Law School) Blog, which can be found at: http://jessie-zaylia.blogspot.com/

I started this blog with 1Ls in mind because most 1Ls don't have access to very much useful guidance. However, this blog is NOT exclusively for 1Ls. 2Ls, 3Ls, and even practicing attorneys should find these entries helpful. Often, people will tell you "what" you need to do or include, but you'll be left hanging as to "how" to accomplish that. So, essentially, I try to focus on the latter.

My first blog just appeared on the cover of the ABA Student Lawyer magazine: "Why Ask Why Twice?"

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: How do I set myself apart?
« on: December 07, 2009, 08:50:57 AM »
Do not freak out.  You are going to be ok.  Go here:

Jessie Zaylía's Law (and Law School) Blog, which can be found at: http://jessie-zaylia.blogspot.com/

I started this blog with 1Ls in mind because most 1Ls don't have access to very much useful guidance. However, this blog is NOT exclusively for 1Ls. 2Ls, 3Ls, and even practicing attorneys should find these entries helpful. Often, people will tell you "what" you need to do or include, but you'll be left hanging as to "how" to accomplish that. So, essentially, I try to focus on the latter.

My first blog just appeared on the cover of the ABA Student Lawyer magazine: "Why Ask Why Twice?"  Just breathe...

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Cool Little Article with Exam Tips
« on: December 07, 2009, 08:48:01 AM »
I whole-heartedly agree with the practice exam part.  That's a tough one for students because usually students want to wait until their outline (or whatever) is perfect before attempting a practice exam.  Truth be told, practice exams can really help you hone in what to focus on when preparing an outline.

For other helpful articles, see:

Jessie Zaylía's Law (and Law School) Blog, which can be found at: http://jessie-zaylia.blogspot.com/

I started this blog with 1Ls in mind because most 1Ls don't have access to very much useful guidance. However, this blog is NOT exclusively for 1Ls. 2Ls, 3Ls, and even practicing attorneys should find these entries helpful. Often, people will tell you "what" you need to do or include, but you'll be left hanging as to "how" to accomplish that. So, essentially, I try to focus on the latter.

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General Board / Re: questions for 2Ls and 3Ls
« on: November 18, 2009, 11:36:59 PM »
I agree with what the others have said, but what's missing in the other advice, respectfully, is to understand the rationale of the cases.  I wrote an article about this.  it's coming out in the ABA Student/Lawyer Magazine this December, but I'm sure you need the advice now.  So, please see my blog about this very subject: http://jessie-zaylia.blogspot.com/2009_09_01_archive.html

I've also posted something another blog on "the legal question," but I don't know if that is something that concerns you.

Good luck!

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: How do I set myself apart?
« on: November 18, 2009, 11:31:24 PM »
Distinguish yourself on the exam by using the rationale, NOT JUST THE RULE and simple application.  I wrote an article about this.  it's coming out in the ABA Student/Lawyer Magazine this December, but I'm sure you need the advice now.  So, please see my blog about this very subject: http://jessie-zaylia.blogspot.com/2009_09_01_archive.html

I've also posted something another blog on "the legal question," but I don't know if that is something that concerns you.

Good luck!

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: What does a model answer look like?
« on: November 18, 2009, 11:28:31 PM »
I agree with what the others have said, but what's missing in the other advice, respectfully, is the rationale.  I wrote an article about this.  it's coming out in the ABA Student/Lawyer Magazine this December, but I'm sure you need the advice now.  So, please see my blog about this very subject: http://jessie-zaylia.blogspot.com/2009_09_01_archive.html

I've also posted something another blog on "the legal question," but I don't know if that is something that concerns you.

Good luck!

Jessie




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