Law School for the Tech-Savvy
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Law School for the Tech-Savvy

SLST, STLR, CHLA

October 10, 2011

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Fun Tech Tools

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iPhone/

iPad

Apps

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Lexis for Office

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MS Word Tricks for Outlines

Styles/TOC: Create auto-updating TOC

Table of Authorities:

Create an index of cases

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Supplementing Class

Record lecture on your computer

Listen to another professor’s lecture

Subscribe to another law school’s class through iTunes U

Listen to

BarBri

LecturesPracticeBarBri online tests

Law in a Flash

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Keeping up with Current Legal Discussion

Blogs

SCOTUSblog

How Appealing

Appellate Daily

WSJ.com

: Law Blog

Sentencing Law and Policy

JURIST – Paper ChaseLaw Professors BlogsThe Volokh Conspiracy

Lawfarehttp://circuit2.blogspot.com

http://circuit9.blogspot.com

Blogs (IP-specific):Patently-O

Groklaw

Patent Law Center

IP Today

Other Resources:

Online

Discussion Groups

Podcasts

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Miscellaneous Tools

Google Scholar: lightweight case lookup

Internet Access Control Programs: keep yourself honest about internet usage while you study!

Doodle: online scheduling tool to figure out study group meet-up times

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Panel Questions

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Science/Tech to Law Transition

Tell us about your transition from science to law. What was the most challenging aspect of it and how did you overcome this?

Most

science majors come to law school not having done as much reading/writing in college as humanities majors. Was this a concern for you coming into law school? If so, how have you dealt with it?

Science and technology change so quickly. How do you guys stay up with your technical knowledge in law school

?

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Science/Tech to Law Transition

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Leveraging Science/Tech in Law School

Obviously law school is a very different place from engineering school or a science department. In what ways are law school classes like science classes?

Some say that engineers tend to do well in law school. Why do you think that is? In what ways has that been true for

you?

Given your background, what helped you prepare for exams? What advice would you suggest we

ignore

?

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More Study Advice

Now that classes have been going on for a couple weeks, people have been able to see that there is a lot of material you have to handle as a law student (reading, class notes, hornbooks). As we get farther into the semester, what should people be focusing on?

When did you start outlining? How do you outline?

How did you learn to take law school exams?

There isn’t a lot of feedback in law school. How do you know you are on the right track, both in terms of your understanding and your ability to take the exam?

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Q&A

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