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The Law School Toolbox Podcast: Tools for Law Students from 1L to the Bar Exam, and Beyond

315 EpisodesProduced by Alison Monahan and Lee Burgess - Law School Toolbox, LLCWebsite

The Law School Toolbox podcast is an engaging show for law students about law school, the bar exam, legal careers, and life. Each week, we offer practical tips and advice on academic matters, careers, and more. The Law School Toolbox podcast is hosted by opinionated law school and bar exam experts A… read more


007: Time and Life Management Basics

Today, we're doing a deep dive into a critically important topic -- time and life management! If you're an overstressed law student or young lawyer, this is a can't miss episode.

Here's some of what we cover:

  • Why is work-life balance so hard in today's legal profession?
  • Has technology made things even more difficult?
  • How to focus and get the right things done
  • Why multitasking is a bad idea
  • Why it's important to make time for breaks
  • Overcoming self-sabotaging behavior in law school
  • Effectively using a calendar to manage your time
  • How to figure out what you should be spending your time on in law school
  • When should you start outlining in law school?
  • Strategies for prioritizing and executing effectively in law school
  • Common ways to waste time in law school
  • How much time should you spend reading cases?
  • Using systems to make life easier for yourself
  • What can you outsource to create more time for yourself?
  • How much time are people really studying in law school?


If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know! We'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly! You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (

Thanks for listening!

Alison & Lee

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