A new take on flashcards

For those of you who like the process of creating flashcards, but can’t live without your smartphone or tablet, there are a number of new apps you can use to create flashcards and other study devices. One such app is… Continue Reading →

Effective Case Briefing

Some helpful advice from the Academic Support blog!

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NEVER a Dumb Question? Part 2

NEVER a Dumb Question? Part 2 As I said in Part 1—we’ve all heard and used this saying, but have also felt (especially as competitive law students) that, yes, there probably IS some question that is dumb, and it’s probably… Continue Reading →

Some good tips for the last week of bar prep

From the Law School Academic Support Blog:

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NEVER a Dumb Question? Part 1

NEVER a Dumb Question? Part 1 We’ve all heard and used this saying, but have also felt (especially as competitive law students) that yes there probably IS some question that is dumb, and it’s probably the one we’re about to… Continue Reading →

THE CASE OF THE MISSING “A” (in law school, you can’t get an A without an A!)

Legal writing can seem very mysterious, but it really boils down to a basic formula: state the legal issue/point/question you’re going to discuss; give the Rule (or Rules, including all relevant definitions) for that issue; Apply the facts from the… Continue Reading →

“May it please the court…”

One of the highlights of the first year in law school is preparing and arguing the appellate brief.  Congratulations to the 1Ls on writing your appellate briefs—best of luck on your oral arguments! As the 1Ls prepare to argue their… Continue Reading →

More Bar Exam tips from someone who did it….

…and survived!  We have welcomed a new member to our Academic Success team –  Pace Law graduate Marina Theodoris.   Marina graduated in 2011 and took the July 2011 Bar Exam.  She passed (congrats!) but had a bit of, well,… Continue Reading →

Great advice about using time wisely

I just read a great post on the Law School Academic Support blog, about using “windfall” time – little chunks of time that you weren’t expecting to have, that pop up sporadically throughout your day and week.  So many of… Continue Reading →

Using Facts on your Exam

One of the biggest problems we see over and over on student exam answers relates to the facts.  Specifically, how the student uses the facts that they are given in the hypothetical.  All too often, students merely recite the facts in their answer,… Continue Reading →

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