Words of Wisdom for New Law Students

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • August 11, 2015

Did you know that even Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. didn’t understand a word he heard on his first day of law school?  The Law School Academic Support blog recently posted a compilation of “Thoughts on Learning,

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Exam Tips 101

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • April 26, 2014

Viewed from my napping spot near the Reference Desk, it is obvious that final exam study has started in earnest.  One of my favorite pages of exam tips is “Law School Exam Prep 101” from the Law School

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Annual Law Student Survey Released

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • January 12, 2012

The results of the 2011 Law School Survey of Student Engagement are out. This annual survey is designed to measure how law students throughout the country study, experience growth, communicate with faculty, and rate the quality of their law school …

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How to Survive the First Year of Law School

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • August 6, 2011

Well, it’s quiet today in my favorite corner of the Library, but not for long! Soon the tables will fill up with new faces, as the Hofstra Law Class of 2014 find their favorite spots, too. Being a brand new …

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Exams in the Good Old Days

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • April 9, 2011

Yes, it looks like law school exams were easier in the old days–well, the really old days, anyway. Thanks to the Harvard Law School Library, which has digitized and posted the full run of annual law school exams from 1871 …

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New Law Student Survey

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • January 8, 2011

Spring Semester classes start for most law students in just a few days, so this might be a good time to take a look at the annual survey that reflects law student satisfaction and engagement with the law school experience. …

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Your Law School or Your Grades: Which Matters More for Success?

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • August 7, 2010

It may not have received the media attention that a new Supreme Court justice attracts, but a study was released last week that may be more personally relevant to current law students. According to a post in the Wall Street

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Grading Law School Exams

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • May 9, 2010

In the midst of exam week stress, have you ever taken a minute to think about your stressed out professors, faced with grading all those exams? For a humorous take on how law professors really grade exams, check out Assault

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Law School Learning Survey

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • January 9, 2010

The Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) has just released its 2009 annual survey report, “Student Engagement in Law School: Enhancing Student Learning.” Unlike well-known rankings and other studies, the LSSSE is dedicated to knowing and improving …

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Starting Law School–A Little Help

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • August 15, 2009

For 1L’s in the midst of orientation and first class assignments, LexisNexis has posted some straightforward background information on the American legal system with common terms and concepts used in studying cases. Take a look at Introduction to the American

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