April 3, 2005
Westlaw Academic Support
Maybe everyone else involved in Academic Support across the country already knows about this - but it was news to me.
While browsing through Westlaw, looking for some Academic Support articles, I discovered, under "Law School Life," this sub-topic description: You've made it to law school. Now you just need to make it through law school. These resources will help.
This Westlaw area includes links to articles of interest to ASP professionals (example: Professor Vernellia Randall's 1995 article, "The Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator, First-Year Law Students and Performance." 26 CUMLR 63) and students (example: Professor Kenney Hegland's excerpt on "What to Expect and How to Cope" in law school, from his Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law in a Nutshell, published in 2003 by (no surprise) West).
Although I abhor the title, "First Year Survival Guide" used by West (Who wants to hire a lawyer who "survived" law school? I'd prefer one who attained her personal best in law school. djt), I think the material included is very helpful, including "Tips and advice specifically for 1Ls." For example, Professor John Langbein's article on answering law exams is succinct, direct, and right on point. (Note: Professor Langbein's article, and several other exam-related tips and essays, can be found on the New York Law School exam tips page.)
How do you find this Westlaw area? Click here. (At some point, you need to login to your Westlaw account.) (djt)
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