It's all going to come down to three things, 1)what you put into it, is what you will get out of it 2)time management 3)comprehension. I would say time management is the most important.
what you put into it, is what you will get out of it...I try to brief everything myself, and don't look at any commercial stuff at all. I try to answer all the questions after the cases, and then some. If you do this, you will probably be a better lawyer then my fellow classmates that just look at commercial briefs and outlines. They may still pass the class, but remember, those commercial briefs and outlines won't be available when you have a real case.
time management...I try to stay 1 week ahead, so I read and brief everything the weekend before, for the class ahead. Then during the week, I can relax a bit, and just read my briefs to review. I only allocate 8 hours a week for fun, 4 hours on Friday night and 4 on Saturday night. Every other hour, between work (I'm going PT evening) and school, I'm at least "trying" to study.
comprehension...Some people also read and comprehend better than others, so for me to read 10 pages in 2 hours, you may only take 30 minutes but still comprehend it.
For you people in law school, is it all what the warnings say...
-Constant Reading every minute of your life
-Constant briefing of cases every minute of your life
Sure I know there is a lot of work to be done in LS but can any of you tell me if you really do not have time to do anything else?
What is a particular "day in law school" like?