Five Techniques For Using Deep Work To Excel In Law School

There is an interesting article from Law School Toolbox on “Deep Learning.” Here are some excerpts:

Five Techniques For Using Deep Work To Excel In Law SchoolLaw school presents law students with a number of incredible intellectual challenges. You have to memorize a great quantity of information in various substantive areas of law in a relatively short time. You have to learn to use a lot of arcane technical jargon correctly. You have to master a new system of legal proof that is just as complicated as the system of geometrical proofs you learned in high school. The only difference is that you will get substantially less support in learning how to do a legal proof than you did when you were learning how to do a geometrical proof.

The best way for law students to meet and overcome these challenges is to engage in “Deep Work.” Deep Work is the ability to focus exclusively for a long period of time on one particular intellectual task without distractions. Engaging in deep work means working with total uninterrupted concentration on whatever you are doing. It is the opposite of multi-tasking. Students who engage in deep work will be able to more quickly master complex information and produce superior results in less time.

Five suggestions are:

1. Avoid Multi-Tasking

2. Incorporate Deep Work Into Your Calendar

3. Prevent Interruptions

4. Close Or Minimize Social Media Accounts

5. Evaluate The Usefulness Of Study Groups And Other Meetings



6 Quick Tips For Busy Law Students

From Law School Toolbox:

6 Quick Tips For Busy Law Students
Being a law student is hard. Being a busy law student? That’s impossible. Whether you are a “scared to death” 1L who is spending all your time studying, a “worked to death” 2L who is juggling moot court and law review, or a 3L getting ready for practice, all law students struggle with having time for anything other than law school. I bop around with several different rep positions, student organizations, and even a new position at a firm. It gets pretty crazy trying to balance school and all of the extracurricular activities. However, using my experience, follow these tips in order to make your hectic life a little bit easier:

  1. Plan Ahead
  2. Meal Prep
  3. Five-Minutes Cram Sessions
  4. One-Day Errand Day
  5. Cleaning Schedule
  6. Stress Less

Top Organizing Apps for Law Students

From Law School Toolbox:

Staying organized is a major part of being a successful law student. If you are losing your handouts, taking notes in different places, or constantly losing your study materials, chances are you won’t study effectively.

Top Organizing Apps for Law StudentsThankfully, modern technology can come to your rescue. The phone or tablet you may be reading this on can become your organizational multi-tool. In this post, we highlight several top applications for staying organized in law school. From note taking apps to calendar organizers, this list will get you moving in the right direction to becoming more organized.

Here are some great apps that can help you stay organized in law school:

  1. Evernote
  2. iStudiez Pro
  3. Genius Scan
  4. Dropbox
  5. Simplemind
  6. Law in a Flash
  7. Quizlet


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London Law Lectures – update

New audio lectures from London Law Lectures!

In Patel v Mirza (2017), the Supreme Court conducted an extensive review of the case law on restitution and the illegality defence, as well as the rationale underlying the Tinsley principle and decided that it was time for Tinsley to be overruled.

The recorded lecture on resulting trusts has been updated with an analysis of the decision. To purchase the presentation CLICK HERE

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