How to Kick Ass in Law School

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  • Published : August 3, 2012
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Getting started – Why this book?
Law school is not an easy place. After struggling for a year or two, and overcoming numerous hurdles when you land up in the world of your dreams, you realise that the battle has just began. Coming from a school and the comfortable environment of a home (unless you went to a boarding school) – one feels like stepping into a hot cauldron of expectations, academic pressure, opportunities of every kind and a feeling of hanging from a cliff.

A law school puts a lot of intelligent, hard working, very ambitious and competitive kids together within a small campus, and then puts them through an academic grind. The institution will also give you lots of exposure to things that everyone wants to achieve, and you will be competing some more. One of the most difficult things will be managing the people, you so called friends. Due to the residential nature of most law schools, living in a law school is like living in a medieval village – there is a lot of interaction with other people living on the campus, and everyone knows intimate details of your life, whether you like that or not. Very often, the most successful people in law school are also the most disliked.

You would want different things at different points in law school. Most of us have gone through those phases and we have achieved some of those and lost out on others. I started writing about my findings and experiments on A First Taste of Law in 2007 – my second year in law school. Others joined in over time and started writing great posts on life in law school. Srishti started writing for A First Taste of Law and then started her own blog LawSchoolsTerrace later.

In some places, Author’s name is not disclosed as per the wish of the author © Copyright reserved by individual authors. Visit LawSchoolsTerrace&A First Taste of Law to read more such posts.



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This summer Srishti came up with the great idea of compiling the best posts so that law students can find all the great ideas, solutions, insights and hacks we have come up with over the years can be found in one e-book. Kudos to her for the brainwave.We have decided to go a step further with this and publish a book, which will be a heavily edited, more elaborate and mature version of this e-book. Be generous of your feedback, and let us know what other subjects you will like to be covered in the final version. The search for publishers is on; anyone interested can contact us at this email: srishti@ipleaders.in and info@ipleaders.in.

What qualifies us to write this book? We have heard a lot of anonymous cowards shout on forums like Legallyindia and Barnadbench calling others self imposed experts. Well, no – we do not have degrees or certificates to show for our qualification to write about the law school life. Last time I heard, no one has been issuing such certificates. We are as qualified as any senior sharing their experience and insights with a junior. We have lived our respective law school lives, and we have lived t well. Whether we have been good at it or not, let our writing give you an idea about that.

We also suggest that you subscribe for the updates on our blogs, links of which are on the footer or every page of this book. Keep an eye out for good posts, let us know what you like and what you would like to read more about. I love to connect with my readers and understand my writing from their point of view, so feel free to add me on social media websites like Facebook and LinkedIn to discuss this book or other blogposts.

All the best for the glorious days ahead of you in law school!

In some places, Author’s name is not disclosed as per the wish of the author © Copyright reserved by individual authors. Visit LawSchoolsTerrace&A First Taste of Law to read more such posts.



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Compiled By-

SRISHTI A. SHRIVASTAVA
*Posts from Law Schools Terrace and A First Taste of Law

In some places, Author’s name is not disclosed as per the wish of...
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