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How Online Tutoring with a Private Tutor Can Change A Student’s Life

Looking back on school in general, graduates often realize they made things more difficult than they needed to be to perform well. To avoid this, here are some suggestions for making school easier, particularly law school: Hiring an online tutor while a law student is studying at a university, gives...
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The Top 9 Tips when Starting Law School

Looking back on law school, law school graduates often realize they made things more difficult than they needed to be to perform well. To avoid this, here are some suggestions for making law school easier: Worry less about class. Make sure you still attend class. However, try to stress out...
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Getting Through Law School with a Disability

For those students who already know they have a disability, they may have discussed this with their law school and found out that the school can make accommodations for them, both during class and during their exams. However, some students do not realize that there are resources for them in...
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Writing “See Above”: How it Can Hurt You on Your Law School Essay Exam

Writing “See Above” can be a really valuable tool to get through a law school exam, especially if a law student has a lot of issues to answer because they spotted many issues or their professor is particularly known for giving race-horse exams. And some students may write “See Above”...
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Copy and Paste: How it Both Helps and Hurts You on a Law Exam Answer

Copy and paste can be a really valuable tool to get through a law school exam, especially if a law student has a lot of issues to answer because they spotted many issues or their professor is particularly known for giving race-horse exams. For example, in Torts, a law student...
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Negligence in Torts: an Example of How to Expand an IRAC into smaller sub-IRACs

Students often use IRAC to get through an issue on their law school exam. However, on some issues, or causes of action, it is wise for a student to break apart the issue into smaller IRACs, in order to not create a really long and confusing, and wordy IRAC. Breaking...
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Get onto Law Review

Once you have finished your second semester of your first year in law school, the last thing you probably want to do is take on another assignment. However, the write-on assignment to get onto Law Review is a big deal for your legal career. Law Review is important because membership...
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How to Write the Top Exam and get the Best Exam Grade in Law School

If your goals are to turn in the best exam for law school, you found the right page. A top essay exam answer contains the following information and structure: (1) The law exam answers the call of the question. (2) It contains all of the issues that were triggered from...
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How to Form the Best Analysis Sentences

Nearly every single law student concludes too quickly on their analysis. And they are missing an important word that links the elements of a rule to the facts of a fact pattern. That magical word is very simple. It is “because.” This word helps professors understand that the law student...
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Avoid the Law School Gunner

Law students when they start law school may be adjusting to a new city, new friends, a new school, a new field, and a new way of studying. The first year of law school is tough for everyone, even for all of the gunners in your class. So your best...
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How to Deal with Family and Friends in Law School

Your first semester as a 1L will probably be the busiest time of your life. Even if you have free time, you may be exhausted or have a mountain of reading to tackle. In law school, taking breaks is important to avoid burnout, but there will always be something you...
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Stop Procrastination and Get High Grades in Law School

Procrastination is a big issue in law school. You cannot cram for a law school test! To succeed, you must study regularly, learn the law, and do the most important thing that most students hate, which is practice. This cannot be done in one day or even in a couple...
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Creating a Study Group in Law School – How It Can Hurt and Not Help

Sometimes students create study groups to learn in law school. However, no one in your class knows what they are doing either. We help students get rid of that noise of other students’ chatter and opinions! Be careful! Some students try to convince themselves they are doing law school right...
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Top Mistakes Law Students Make on Law Exams and How to Fix Them

There are many common mistakes Law School Tutor has seen in working with second semester 1Ls. It can be challenging to organize your exam answer, especially if the question is based on a lengthy, complex hypo and the call of the question is broad, such as “identify all possible claims...
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How to Use the Bluebook in Law School

Ciphering through The Bluebook can be a stressful task, when trying to answer all of your citation questions. You just need to know how to use it quickly and efficiently: The first places that you should look for answers to your citation questions are the inside covers at the front...
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Using Facts on Your Law Exam

Law students may be primarily concerned with understanding and memorizing legal rules. But final exams will require you to demonstrate factual analysis as well and analysis is the most important aspect of most law exam answers. The fact pattern on a typical law school exam may include facts of three...
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What Professors Want on Law Exams

Imagine what law professors have to deal with when they want to go on that same break from school – a pile of bluebooks and ExamSoft printouts. After grading, they match the anonymous ID numbers to students’ names. Was the student who was caught on Facebook actually paying attention? Was...
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How to Manage Time – Create a Study Schedule in Law School

Be realistic about how much time it takes to prepare for class, how much time it takes to do your legal writing assignments and even how much time it takes to do life tasks like going grocery shopping or working out. A study schedule only works if it reflects what...
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How to Deal with Low Law School Grades – LST Helps Students Improve their Grades

Yes, those professors who are taking their time to turn in your grades are quite annoying. Waiting to see your fate in law school can be nerve-racking. We are here to help! Here are tips on what to do if your grades were lower than what you wanted: Stay calm!...
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How to Write an Open-Research Brief – LST Helps Students Master their Papers

Once a law student has conducted their research for their open-research brief, they should do the following: You may ask your professor “How many cases do I need?” However, there is no magic number of cases, but there is a core group of essential cases and a larger universe of...
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How to Write a Memo, How to Write a Brief – LST Helps Students Master their Papers

In most first-year legal writing courses, the spring semester signals an important shift from objective to persuasive writing. The classic curriculum introduces objective writing, in the form of an office memorandum, in the fall, then switches to persuasive writing, typically an appellate brief or sometimes a trial brief in the...
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What 3L Students Should Do in Their Last Year

Students in their 3L year may feel like they overcame most obstacles. They finally learned how to take an exam, or at least, how to get an average performance, good enough to not be expelled from law school. By now they may not care about grades and they may feel...
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Why These Statements Made by Law Students are Incorrect

Law students create every excuse in the book. They continuously do the very thing that hurts them the most without even realizing they are doing it. If you have decided to convince yourself of these things, catch yourself now so that you do not negatively affect your outcome in law...
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How to Write a Policy Answer in Your Argument on a Law Exam

(1) HOW TO WRITE A POLICY ANSWER IN YOUR LAW EXAM ARGUMENT: Writing a policy argument for your law exam is an essential skill that all law students must possess to perform well in their 1L, 2L, or 3L classes, if their professors happen to place a policy-based question on...
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How to Brief a Case

(1) HOW TO BRIEF A CASE: Briefing a case for your law class is an essential skill that all law students and lawyers must possess to perform well in their legal practice, after graduating from law school. The sooner a law student develops this skill in law school, the sooner...
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How to Improve Grades in Law School

(1) HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR GRADES IN LAW SCHOOL: A law student can improve their grades by improving their legal exam test skills. A law student can know the law but not know how to apply the law. They are two separate concepts and law students must learn how to...
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The Baby Bar Exam – LST Helps Students Master the First-Year Law Students Examination

WHAT IS THE BABY BAR EXAM: The Baby Bar is a nickname for the First-Year Law Students Examination (FYLSE). The exam is administered in one day and includes both essay and multiple choice testing. The Baby Bar covers the following subjects: Contracts, Criminal Law, and Torts. For more information on...
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Best Study Aids for Law School

LAW SCHOOL STUDY AIDS: You may have heard your classmates use the term study aids or supplements. Supplements are study aids for law school that help you learn and understand the legal concepts in a particular subject. They include flow charts, flashcards, CDs, hornbooks, outlines, exam books, or various law...
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How to Outline for Law School

HOW TO OUTLINE FOR LAW SCHOOL: An outline is a short summary of the law in a particular subject, comprised of the subject rules with corresponding case citations. A subject outline is your tool for condensing and organizing your subject rules and synthesizing your class notes, case briefs, and reading...
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You Knew the Law but Received Poor Grades – LST Helps Students Master Law School

KNOWING THE LAW & GETTING BAD GRADES: Law school is all about thinking like a lawyer. First, you must know the law. Second, you must apply the law. It’s simply not enough to turn in an exam that only demonstrates the bare bones of law. Your law professors want to...
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Finding the Best Law Tutor – LST has the Best Reputation for Service and Results

FINDING THE BEST LAW TUTOR: To find the best law tutor, students should seek an individual who has experience as a law tutor. Law tutors who are successful in obtaining great results for their students should be the highest priority for a student who is considering a law tutor’s services....
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Academic Dismissals and Law School Petitions for Readmission – LST Helps Students Who Were Expelled

ACADEMIC DISMISSALS AND LAW SCHOOL PETITIONS FOR READMISSION: Were you dismissed from law school? Most law schools expel students due to low grades or a low cumulative GPA, after the students have been placed on academic probation by their law school. These academic dismissals usually occur after a student has...
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Students BEWARE – Law School Scholarships & Rankings Aren’t What They Seem to Be

LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS Students should be careful when deciding which law school to attend. Many scholarships are offered to potential law school students, in order to encourage them to attend their law school. Although many of these scholarships are allegedly based on undergraduate grades and LSAT scores, students usually do...
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IRAC: what is it and how to use it

What is an IRAC (also used as a verb, which may be referred to as IRAC-ing)? IRAC stands for issue, rule, analysis, and conclusion and refers to a formula and method commonly used by law school students when analyzing a legal issue on an exam. Some professors prefer variations of the...
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What trends does Law School Tutor see in law students who tutor with Law School Tutor?

What trends does Law School tutor see in law students who tutor with Law School Tutor? Students who are really diligent tend to receive grades and an overall GPA between 3.4 and 4.0. These students did the following: 1) they met with Law School Tutor on a weekly basis throughout...
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Rankings, Awards, and How the Highest Grade can be Lower than Expected

Awards are often given to law school students who receive the highest final (total) grade for a class for each semester. Since some professors do not give 4.0s, an individual may receive an award for a 3.5, 3.8, etc. Therefore, a student who received a 3.9 in a Torts class...
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Criminal Law Exam Tip

LST – Law School Tutor offers free law school exam tips. Below is a tip for law students to apply to a Criminal Law exam: Law school students should consider not analyzing a murder charge in one IRAC. Depending on the fact pattern, they may need 11+ IRACs for one...
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Civil Procedure Exam Tip

LST – Law School Tutor offers free law school exam tips. Below is a tip for law students to apply to a Civil Procedure exam: Law school students should be aware of their IRACs for personal jurisdiction. Depending on the fact pattern, they may be required to write up to...
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Torts Exam Tip

LST – Law School Tutor offers free law school exam tips. Below is a tip for law students to apply to a Torts exam: Law school students should consider that the three express and implied warranties and strict liability mimic negligence in that they also require actual causation, proximate causation...
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Meeting with Professors

LST – Law School Tutor offers free law school exam tips. Below is a tip for law students to apply to a law school exam: No matter what grade a law school student received, the student should be sure to set an appointment with each professor to review their exam...
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Policy, Case Names, and Case Facts Law Exam Tip

LST – Law School Tutor offers free law school exam tips. Below is a tip for law students to apply to a law school exam: Law school students should not assume that mentioning the policy behind a rule, the case name behind the rule and/or the facts behind the rule...
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Property Exam Tip

LST – Law School Tutor offers free law school exam tips. Below is a tip for law students to apply to a property exam: Law school students should consider defining the word finder before they analyze the pieces of property that were found. In addition, law school students should consider...
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Contracts Exam Tip

LST – Law School Tutor offers free law school exam tips. Below is a tip for law students to apply to a contracts exam: Law school students should know the difference between the definition for an offer for goods and the definition for an offer for services. Be aware of...
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