As exam season looms for my 1L students it seems an appropriate time to say something about survival. Not just surviving (and acing) law school exams but surviving law school in general. I’ll keep it short because I know you are all working hard on outlining and studying.
Take a look at The Girl’s Guide to Law School. This excellent resource is the creation of Alison Monahan, Columbia Law School (class of 2006) and self-styled BigLaw refugee. As the title may suggest, it is oriented towards female law students though in my estimation it is likely to be just as useful to many male law students. There is practical advice on getting through law school while “staying you” — which may sound a little hokey but is actually incredibly important. There are reality checks aplenty about law school and legal practice.
At a future point I want to say more about the serious issues and challenges facing law students and law schools. But, for now, good luck to all of those of you who are taking end of semester exams during the coming weeks.