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  1. I found a combination worked for me in some 1L classes: reviewing outlines where available and then reading/ skimming quickly to get a bit more context and ensure accuracy. Starting with an outline helps you stick to the important information and avoid focusing on unnecessary info while you are still learning how to read cases. Perhaps try switching up your method different weeks and see how prepared you feel in class etc.
  2. When you say assessment do you mean the exams, or the writing, drafting, advocacy, interview assessments? For the four assessments (not exams) the guides can be found online
  3. People use indices or outlines/CANS or both depending on their exam style. Make sure you know which portions of the practice materials are not examinable (I think that list was in the AP binder). Know and follow the rubric/ guide for your assessment and check your work against them. Also edit your written work so you dont lose easy marks on punctuation and spelling etc.
  4. The activity binder had the assignments that are basically a simpler version of the assessments though some pieces were handed out in class I think, and there was information and templates for the letter and contract that showed how to format certain things properly. It is primarily used for in class assignments that do not directly relate to the final assessments.
  5. This is something I should try to actually use, so far I have been irrationally certain I will spill water on everything
  6. Haha this is rather fabulous thanks. I do run into "vocal fry" with nerves so definitely trying to keep a natural tone (when I can remember).
  7. Thanks for your advice! It is helpful to have in mind as I continue working on new things.
  8. I am a fairly soft spoken person who is working to project better confidence in the courtroom. Any tips? If there are any soft spoken litigators here, have you found it gets easier? My articling is primarily in criminal law, and I hope to continue in this area when I finish.
  9. I tend to avoid lawyer movies and shows but I enjoyed the second season of Broadchurch. Not a movie but would recommend.
  10. Has anyone heard back from the legal services branch about 2nd interviews?
  11. I would echo considering how you write. Law school has strict page counts. Being able to write clearly and concisely is definitely an asset in legal writing and it certainly doesn't hurt during exams.
  12. I have met a lawyer who is a former nurse practicing in the area of elder law as well. From what I have seen so far there are some policy issues such as patient autonomy that crossover between the two disciplines.
  13. In addition to the impact on other job opportunities while you are in school, how much would working full time impact your ability to take the courses you want? How flexible are the hours of the job?
  14. Start by making sure you fully understand the types of questions you struggle with untimed. After you feel comfortable with your ability to answer all the questions then you can start worrying about bringing up your pace. I found timing section by section helpful and only started practicing full length exams in August. (I also wrote a September LSAT)
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