1000 Days to the Bar: But the Practice of Law Begins Now

1000 Days to the Bar: But the Practice of Law Begins Now

by Dennis J. Tonsing
     
 

ISBN-10: 0837737265

ISBN-13: 9780837737263

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: William S. Hein & Company

1000 Days to the Bar explains the relationship between the professional practice of law and the practice you need to perform each week to achieve your objectives. This unique guide is designed to empower first-year law students by presenting the components for academic success in a step-by-step format that lays out a practice-centered approach to legal studies.

Overview

1000 Days to the Bar explains the relationship between the professional practice of law and the practice you need to perform each week to achieve your objectives. This unique guide is designed to empower first-year law students by presenting the components for academic success in a step-by-step format that lays out a practice-centered approach to legal studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780837737263
Publisher:
William S. Hein & Company
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.08(w) x 11.36(h) x 0.23(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Forewordix
Prefacexiii
Part 1The Practice of Law Begins on the First Day of Law School1
Part 2Components of Assessment-Targeted Study
Component 1Read and Brief Every Case29
Practicing Lawyers Read and Brief29
Start Practicing Now: Read and Brief Every Case30
About "Cases"32
Nuts and Bolts: Briefing Cases33
Reading and Briefing Every Case Effectively and Efficiently37
Component 2Actively Attend Every Class and Take Notes40
Practicing lawyers never miss court40
Start Practicing Law Now: Actively Attend Every Class and Take Notes41
Lawyers Take Notes50
Successful Law Students Become Expert Note Takers50
Nuts & Bolts: Taking Notes in Law School: The POINTSystem of Note-Taking50
Component 3Transform Your Notes54
Practicing Lawyers Transform Their Notes54
Start Practicing Now: Transform Your Notes55
Nuts and Bolts: Transforming Class Notes56
Component 4Prepare Course Summaries59
Practicing Lawyers Prepare Trial Books59
Start Practicing Now: Prepare Course Summaries60
Nuts and Bolts: Preparing Course Summaries64
Component 5Prepare Flow Charts72
Practicing Lawyers Use Flow Charts72
Start Practicing Now: Prepare Flow Charts74
Nuts and Bolts: Preparing Flow Charts75
Component 6Internalize82
Practicing Lawyers Internalize Data82
Start Practicing Now: Internalize83
Nuts and Bolts: Internalizing85
Component 7Practice Answering Hypotheticals in Writing (Rehearse)90
Practicing Lawyers Rehearse90
Start Practicing Now: Rehearse Your Examination Experience by Answering Practice Hypotheticals91
Nuts and Bolts: Answering Practice Hypotheticals93
Part 3Time Management and Resource Allocation
The Relationship of Time to Law Practice109
Nuts and Bolts: Creation of Your FLEX-TRAC (Flexible Time Resource Allocation Chart)112
Part 4Hitting the Target--Scoring High on Law School Exams
The Relationship of Exams to Law Practice127
Exam Answering: Strategies and Techniques131
Part 5Hitting the Ultimate Target--Bar Examination Preparation Begins on Day One
About Bar Exams141
How to Prepare from Day One144
Supplements
Commercial Study Aids Descriptions147
Powerful Study Groups155
Creating Your Study Environment161
Creating a Subject-Specific Wall Chart165
Tips from the Pros169
About the Author179
Index181

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