Keys to Academic Success
Whether you are a first-year law student or a seasoned veteran of the halls of USD Law, the Law School and Law Library have a variety of resources available to help you succeed in your legal education. Time management, creating effective outlines, test-taking skills and stress management are just some of the keys to academic success in law school. This LibGuide will introduce you to many resources which will connect you to strategies to conquer these topics, among many others.
Finding Articles on Academic Success for Law Students
Use HeinOnline to search the American Bar Association publication Student Lawyer for articles on academic success. NOTE: You will need to use your USD username and password to access Hein Online. If you have any questions about accessing Hein Online, please contact any librarian or visit the Circulation or Reference Desk.
1. Amy L Jarmon, Ensuring Your Success in Law School, 39 Student Law. 11 (2010).
2. Amy L Jarmon, How to Organize Information Effectively, 39 Student Law. 22 (2011).
3. Amy L Jarmon, Make a Smooth Transition to Law School-Stack the Odds in Your Favor by Making Good Choices, 37 Student Law. 17 (2008).
With Assistance from Our Law Library Graduate Assistant:
West Academic Online Study Aids
The Law Library is pleased to now offer online access to the West Academic Study Aids package. This package includes full text of the newest editions of the Nutshell Series, Hornbooks, Concise Hornbook Series, Gilbert Law Summaries, Black Letter Series, and more!
Both 1L and Upper Class subjects are covered!
No due dates!
Available 24/7 from on or off campus. Create an account to use features such as highlighting and note-taking. Access it from the Law Library's Research Databases list or click directly on the link below:
There are a number of CALI lessons and podcasts available that address academic skills in law school. To go directly to a lesson, click on a link below. Otherwise, from www.cali.org, click on Lessons and then navigate to the "Legal Concepts and Skills" category under First Year Lesson Topics. NOTE: You will need to have created a CALI account to access these lessons. If you need the authorization code, please contact any librarian or visit the Circulation or Reference Desk.
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Where to Start? - Books on Academic Success from the McKusick Law Library
If you are looking for a quick read that will introduce you to law school success strategies, consider picking up one of the following titles from the Law Library for 24 hour checkout: