Stevoman wrote:Class of 2015 here, can try to answer any specific questions you guys have.
Care to share your outcome/how you got to it?
I finished around the top 1/3 and now work for a small IP firm. Not stellar grades, but good enough to get me a few interviews in my 2L year.
I would say the biggest way I "got to it" was not getting caught in the weeds of each class. Your textbook and lectures will have so much information. So much. If you get outlines from other students, those will also be packed with a ton more info. And you'll feel pressured to learn all of it so you look prepared in class. If you try to learn and outline all that, you'll end up wasting tons of time making jumbo sized Frankenstein outlines and not still learn anything important.
The students who do well in law school are the ones who can cut though all that junk and see the big picture in each class. If you learn the policy that runs through each class, everything else flows easily and makes sense from there.
My 1L outlines were 30+ pages long and packed with rule after rule. Looking back, it's almost comical. My 3L outlines were about 5-8 pages long and hit the important points and policy considerations.
Hope that offers some encouragement. I'm on my phone right now, so I can give you more info later if you want.