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Working with a student taking a college level writing course, I remembered an old axiom - challenge your professor. The student, a good writer already, wanted help in direction with a persuasive paper. The topic was a current headline in science: the possible dangers of genetically altered food. She was well versed in the pros and cons of the topic, but was having difficulty choosing sides... read more

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For Freshlaws (first year law students) the flood of information and mind altering Socratic method classroom discussions often result in an overwhelming feeling of concern as Halloween passes and finals loom in a month or so. Law school finals are like nothing most students experience in undergrad because they are often all or nothing and the resulting grades have such a massive effect on... read more

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Students preparing for the LSAT have a variety of resources available, including prep courses, books, and on-line materials. Only one resource - one on one tutoring - provides the most valuable aspect of LSAT preparation: the back and forth interaction that assists students in learning not only which answers are correct, but also why each answer choice is right or wrong.   The... read more

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The first weeks of law school are thrilling and with torts, contracts, and property opening new worlds for students, the one class that seems not to fit is legal research and writing.  In this post I will outline the three keys to success in this course and explain why this may be your most important class of law school. Show your work!  This old saying from math class applies... read more

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Final exams receive so much focus in law school, and rightly so given the "make or break" importance of those grades. But for many law students the first month of the second semester is as critical to long term success. There are three reasons why this time period is so important: 1) first semester grades are out, allowing students to rate their effort and performance, 2) students... read more