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TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:58 pm
by Scribe
In my opinion, these articles are the best resource available for succeeding in law school.

My guide: Focuses on the skill of taking a law school exam, and how to teach yourself that skill. I was the top of my class 1L year at a T14 .
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 2&t=120673

I also teach an exam strategy course in the fall, more details about which can be found on this website.

Other guides:

Mr. Carter's Guide. Mr. Carter was top 10% after 1L year at a T14.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=222099

"Guide to 1L Success from someone ranked #1" by mscarn23
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=157251
DISCLAIMER: Like some others in the thread, I disagree that the amount of effort described by that poster is required for strong, even top of the class, performance. It's the first guide posted from "this season" however, and certainly contains good advice and discussions. While I don't vouch for it as strongly as the others, I include it for the sake of completeness.

Talon's guide, in my opinion the best and most thorough guide written on success in law school. Talon was in the top few students at a T10:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 2&t=123699

Arrow’s legendary advice. Arrow was top of the class at a lower ranked school but transferred to a T10.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =2&t=77628

Xeoh85's Advice on Success in Law School. Xeoh85 was #1 at UCLA.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =2&t=36635
DISCLAIMER: I have the same general concern here as I do with mscarn23's guide. I've seen a lot of people work that hard without results, so please look to these guides for the useful advice and not for justification of trying to just out-work the competition.

MegaTTTron's advice for doing well at law school. MegaTTTron got a pile of As and is transferring from a tier 1 to a top 6 school.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 0#p2447484

Wahoo1L's Advice for doing well at a T10. Wahoo1L was top 3%+.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =2&t=78769

JayCutler'sCombover's blog / advice. Jay did very well and transferred under circumstances much like Arrow).
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 11&t=77498

TLS article about success in law school (unique perspective):
http://www.top-law-schools.com/success- ... chool.html
DISCLAIMER: This guide is a little extreme, and gets a lot of press because it's on the site as an article rather than as a post in this section. It's got a good perspective, but don't think it's gospel because it came "first."

"Lazy's Guide to Top 10% Without Working Nights or Weekends"
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 3&t=162799
DISCLAIMER: This one is new (as of the 8/12/11 update to this post) and I have not read through it to vouch for it.

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:00 pm
by Slimpee
In. Thanks for the reading material!

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:02 pm
by ObLaDiObLaDa
Thanks for cutting down on the search time for many of us!

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:25 pm
by Emma.
ObLaDiObLaDa wrote:Thanks for cutting down on the search time for many of us!

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:31 pm
by Hey-O
Yay!

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:34 pm
by yinz
Much obliged, Scribe.

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:40 pm
by Hey-O
I thought this was very good as well:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=122790&hilit=advice+tls+sls

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:26 am
by Headybrah
nice

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:45 pm
by heathbar88
Thanks for this!

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:01 am
by billyez
Much obliged!

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:52 am
by GMVarun
Thanks!

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:54 am
by Ken
This is beautiful! There is so much great knowledge on TLS but it often gets lost. Thanks for aggregating all of these excellent articles. Cheers,

Ken

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:55 am
by danidancer
Thanks!

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:49 am
by deneuve39
You should add the SLS2012 post!

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:49 pm
by Scribe
Here is a new one that I totally endorse: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=123699

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:54 pm
by holydonkey
nice, thanks for collecting these in a single thread

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:03 pm
by Scribe
p.s. mods - I really do think this thread could use a sticky, since it's the kind of stuff students are always looking for and talking about.

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:30 am
by chrisokc
Thanks!

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:49 pm
by jawsthegreat
chrisokc wrote:Thanks!

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:24 pm
by Interminable_Waiting
This needs to be stickied...

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:35 pm
by SmellyVeinyMonster
Comes in.

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:49 pm
by dakatz
Def gotta read all these before school starts

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:56 pm
by ToTransferOrNot
Scribe wrote:p.s. mods - I really do think this thread could use a sticky, since it's the kind of stuff students are always looking for and talking about.


Protip: Asking to get your own threads stickied = lulz

However, this is a good compilation, and should be stickied.

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:05 pm
by 20121109
Tagged and thank you <3

Re: TLS Collected Wisdom on Success in Law School

Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:23 pm
by Scribe
ToTransferOrNot wrote:
Scribe wrote:p.s. mods - I really do think this thread could use a sticky, since it's the kind of stuff students are always looking for and talking about.


Protip: Asking to get your own threads stickied = lulz

However, this is a good compilation, and should be stickied.


You posted in it after it had already been stickied :roll: