At risk of sounding very naive, I have a question about where to study....In my Master's program I have found it very convenient to study at home instead of in a library. I usually reserve time in my schedule to go to the library to spend about an hour prining out whatever resources I need and then take them home to study/work. This affords me the option of not having to find a babysitter so I can spend numerous hours studying and I can just get my work done in the wee hours of the night when libraries are closed and the kids are asleep. But it seems as though everyone studies in the library in LS. Is there a requirement/need to constantly access legal databases or reference materials that can't be removed?
Any feedback on this is must appreciated.
If your crib was/is anything like mine this wasn't even an option.
During 1L it was all about being in the library. Avoid the groups in the library. 9 times out of 10, 1L's go to the library, get to yackin, surf the web, study, get to yackin, surf the web, study, get to yackin....
They'll come out of a 5 or 6 hour library session having studied only about an hour. The best bet is to find a nice quiet corner of the library somewhere and handle your business. Plus, another study "trick" I shared earlier on another thread - use the law reviews. Your library will have copies of law reviews on the shelves. Most schools restrict your lexis/westlaw access first semester so you can't look them up on-line so you may have to resort to the old school. In any event, when you're reading your case book, they often refer to a law review article to give some background. If its on a major topic that your professor is going over then you might wanna pull the article for some deeper understanding.