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Law School Fast Track: Essential Habits for Law School Success
     

Law School Fast Track: Essential Habits for Law School Success

by Derrick Hibbard, Thane Messinger (Foreword by)
 

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For a law student, numerous and massive assignments loom from the very first day—with no let-up until final exams—and with zero feedback until those finals. Law students wonder where to begin, how to begin, and what to do each day. Law School Fast Track is unique in its format: short, fast, inexpensive, and easy-to-read. It is written to help

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For a law student, numerous and massive assignments loom from the very first day—with no let-up until final exams—and with zero feedback until those finals. Law students wonder where to begin, how to begin, and what to do each day. Law School Fast Track is unique in its format: short, fast, inexpensive, and easy-to-read. It is written to help law students starting on day one with one thousand pages of assigned cases. Its immediate suggestions, examples, and tips are invaluable—worth far more than its modest price.
Law School Fast Track is also unique in that it focuses simply on the first week of law school—emphasizing the importance of establishing and maintaining good habits. Most habits in law school are formed before and during the first week. For example, during the first week a student will decide where to study, how long to study, how to brief a law case, what to do with class notes, how to outline, and when to start outlining, among many other demands.

Law School Fast Track is a concise, inexpensive, and easy-to-read guide written in an approachable, peer tone. In focusing on the first week of law school, this book emphasizes the importance of establishing and maintaining good habits, thus giving the readers an early advantage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888960242
Publisher:
Fine Print Press, The
Publication date:
11/30/2010
Pages:
93
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Why Habits?

Habits help us. Or they hurt us.
Good habits can help in everyday life, in the many day-to-day things we have to do. Being a student is really no different. When you develop good habits that help you accomplish your goals and tasks quickly and well, you will be more successful.
A habit is something you do without needing to think. In law school you will need to think—a lot—but you will need to focus all of your energy on thinking about the law. If you develop habits that will naturally help you as a student, you will be able to focus on learning. Success will come.
Advice is useless unless it is incorporated into your routine. Good habits have to be just that—habits—to be any use at all. Thus, developing those good habits is perhaps as important as the substance of the habits themselves.

Although the advice in this book is helpful and will ultimately make your experience as a law student less rough, the road is far from easy. You will still have to put in long hours and you will have to work hard. The point is that by establishing these good habits you won’t have to work as hard. And when you do work, it won’t seem so much like “work.”

Meet the Author

Derrick Hibbard currently lives in Massachusetts. He is the author of the Fast Track Series, about establishing good habits in law school and college that lead to success as a student. He is also the author of the novels "This Side of Eden," "The Double Stroller Hand Grenade," "Impish," and his latest: "The Snow Swept Trilogy."

Attorney, adjunct professor of business law, and author of The Young Lawyer's Jungle Book: A Survival Guide; Law School: Getting In, Getting Good, Getting the Gold; and Con Law: Avoiding...or Beating...the Scam of the Century (The Real Student's Guide to Law School and the Legal Profession).

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