About mid-November, first-year law students around the country begin to perspire, wake up in the middle of the night, and generally work themselves into some level of frenzy. Why? Their first real honest-to-goodness grade-determining final exams of their law school career are approaching.When lawyers face significant barriers (oh, say, trials, appellate arguments, etc.), they often do this: plan. So do successful law students.How can you create a strategic plan to prepare for your first-ever law school finals? I published one example of strategic planning on my website today (11-14). Go the site (see URL below), click on the FAQ button on the left, then click on Final Exam Study Strategy (lower left corner of the FAQ grid). Let me know what you think.