Last semester is over. The new year has begun. What do you do now? Do you continue to push forward in law school the same as you have? If not, what changes do you need to make?
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In our last post we started discussing 10 big misperceptions of law school. Let’s take a look at the law 5.
Everything you have been told about law school is a lie. Ok, not everything. But I do have your attention now, right? Good. Now I can confidently tell you that there have been some exaggerations or misconceptions about the most important aspects of law school.
In my previous post, we discussed what the Socratic method is, why it’s used, and what makes it so scary. Unfortunately, just talking about WHY it’s so scary does not help you overcome your fears. So, let’s talk about ways that you can overcome this fear of the Socratic method and actually use it to benefit your law school experience.
Previously on this blog, we’ve talked about how to best prepare for law school. There are a lot of things you can do before and during law school to set yourself up for success. But even the most prepared students will likely still find law school a challenge.
Time to talk about the thing that all law students fear before they even step foot in their first class: the dreaded Socratic method. You may have heard about it from a friend that went to law school. You may have been told it’s the worst part of your 1L year. But to overcome our fears of this, the first thing we have to do is understand what it is and why law students despise it so much. Sooooooo…what is it and why use it?