Now available on demand as part of Law School Success
The Roadmap You Need for 1L
The first year of law school is critical to building a foundation to succeed academically and professionally. Law School UnmaskedTM — a program specifically designed for incoming 1L students — can help you build the skills you need to get your law school journey off to a flying start.
Law School Unmasked combines recordings of live instructor-led webinars with interactive learning modules that students can complete on their own schedules. Each session is taught by law school faculty from around the country who are experts in the field of student success. The 2022 program includes topics such as time and task management, how to prepare for classes and exams in law school, deductive and inductive reasoning, and much more!
Who should attend: Students getting ready to start law school.
The Law School Unmasked recordings and learning modules are grouped in a weekly format to help you pace yourself as you work through the program. However, you can choose to engage with the program content in whatever order works best for you.
Week 1: Foundations of Performing Your Best in Law School
Live Event Recording: Welcome to Law School UnmaskedTM!
Recorded June 7, 2022
In this module, leaders in the field of legal education will explain in broad terms what to expect from law school and how Law School Unmaskedcan help you prepare to take on the challenges ahead. This session included a Q&A with the panelists.
It is suggested, though not required, that you complete the “Foundations” modules during Week 1:
Belonging in Law School
Mock Class: Employment Discrimination
Law School Glossary
Task, Time, and Email Management
Preparing for Class
Week 2: How to Effectively Participate in Class
Live Event Recording: What is Growth Mindset and Why Does it Matter?
Recorded June 13, 2022
Join law school faculty members for a discussion about growth mindset — an approach to your law school studies that is proven to improve academic performance. This session included a Q&A with the panelists.
It is suggested, though not required, that you complete the “Keys to Class Participation” modules during Week 2:
Participating in Class
Effective Note Taking
Consolidating Your Notes and “Outlining”
A Scientific Approach to Memorization
Professionalism for Law Students
Navigating Law School with a Disability
The Judicial System
Week 3: Developing Expert Study Skills
Live Event Recording: Hear from the Students
Recorded June 21, 2022
Hear from real, upper-level law students about what they wish they had known prior to beginning law school. This session included a Q&A with the panelists.
It is suggested, though not required, that you complete the “Expert Study Skills” modules during Week 3:
Using Study Guides
Using Practice Questions
Deductive Reasoning (IRAC) and Inductive Reasoning (Case Synthesis)
Law School Exams
Clear and Concise Writing
Live Event Recording: Lawyers as Leaders - Mapping Your Own Leadership Journey
Recorded June 23, 2022
What are the different ways in which lawyers occupy leadership positions in our society? Is this a role you can see yourself in? Hear from experts on leadership about their own journeys and the broader principles of becoming a leader in your own right. This session included a Q&A with the panelists.
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