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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


036: Your Mid-Semester Law School Reality Check

Time for a mid-semester reality check! Second semester is interesting in law school because you're in a different position than you were last semester. You have a set of final exams under your belt and you may feel a little more prepared than last semester. Conversely, you may also have more obligations outside of the classroom, like job hunting, extracurricular activities, and moot court -- which can lead to misconceptions about where you should be academically mid-semester.

It's time to get real. But don't stress! Here is your (helpful) mid-semester reality check. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • How often should you be outlining?
  • The importance of practice
  • Steps to writing legal analysis
  • Making the most of your professors' office hours
  • Handling all the extra things you may face in your second semester (job hunting, moot court, etc.)
  • Time management tips for the rest of the semester
  • Why self-care is so important
  • Free resources in law school that are available to you and why you should use them!

Thanks for listening!

If you enjoy the podcast, 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 ( 


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