Study Skills Materials

In the pages listed to the left, you will find advice on many of the skills you need to develop and refine in order to do well in law school. Some of the topics to be addressed are how and why to form a study group; how and why to brief cases; and how and why to create your own study tools such as course outlines. Advice on preparing for and taking final exams will also be offered. We will be presenting panel discussions on many of these topics throughout the year.

Of course, people learn differently, and approaches that work well for some students are not effective for others. The advice contained in these pages comes from my many years working with top law students here at USD and from reading in the field. I encourage you to experiment and to be willing to try new approaches as you put together a study plan that works for you.