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Students in their first year of law study 30-40 hours a week for classes. Law school professors might assign between 30 and 60 pages of reading for each class. Your schedule will obviously be determined by the timing of your classes, according to Sumayya Nagori. Students should create a study schedule and adhere to it. During 1LC, we will discuss exactly how to design a weekly schedule. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Sumayya Nagori- How many hours per week should you study in law school?


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Sumayya Nagori- How many hours per week should
you study in law school?
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Sumayya Nagori
  1. Students in their first year of law study 30-40
    hours a week for classes. Law school professors
    might assign between 30 and 60 pages of reading
    for each class. Your schedule will obviously be
    determined by the timing of your classes,
    according to Sumayya Nagori. Students should
    create a study schedule and adhere to it. During
    1LC, we will discuss exactly how to design a
    weekly schedule.

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  • There are two types of "studying" you should
    schedule into your schedule. Assigning casebook
    readings (Type I studies) is the basic first
    step. Casebook readings are necessary, but not
    sufficient for good grades. As a result, you
    should at least read the case book to increase
    your chances of scoring above the median on your
    final exam, but studying the casebook itself
    without more is not enough to score A- or A on
    your final exam. 
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  • The second type of studying (Type II Studies)
    reinforces your basic knowledge of the course
    material in order to pass the exam. You should
    also read through course supplements if you have
    trouble understanding your casebook or class
    notes, take practice exams, and ask questions of
    your teaching assistant or professor. 

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  • The majority of law students prefer to read their
    casebooks during the week. Experts, however,
    prefer to complete assigned readings for the week
    on the weekend before. This method is more
    effective because you have more time to mentally
    consolidate the concepts. Type II studies can be
    done during the week. It will put you in an
    advantageous position as compared to your peers.
    Through the semester, you will always be one or
    two steps ahead of them. 
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  • Additionally, professors may fall behind in their
    syllabus and end up cramming a lot of material in
    the last few weeks of class. As suggested by
    experts like Sumayya Nagori, reading your
    casebook during the week will leave you with less
    time to prepare for the forthcoming exams. By
    finishing your casebook readings during the
    weekend, you are free to focus on Type II
    Studies, while your classmates struggle to keep
    up with the additional workload. 
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