Here are the tips for the first week of school I shared with my 1Ls at orientation earlier in the week.
Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels.com Case-briefing is a specialized form of note-taking for law students and lawyers. There is no ONE correct way to brief a case (aka a judicial opinion or legal opinion), and as mentioned in the previous post, "Reading strategies for law students" some people are able to do the work… Continue reading Professor Baldwin’s Guide to Briefing Cases
Photo by Ena Marinkovic on Pexels.com The long and short of it is that many people beginning law school don’t have existing strategies to teach themselves something from written sources. And that’s okay, because that is a skill that can be learned and practiced and developed fairly easily in the grand scheme of all things… Continue reading Reading strategies for law students
Black and white photograph of an old film camera. Irrelevant to the content of the post, but helps set the intended mood/tone. During the 2006-07 school year, I was sitting in my legal research and writing class and my professor asks the class, “Where do you begin reading a [nonfiction] book when you want to… Continue reading 1L Memory Lane: Reading starts with the first word, right?