How to Survive Your First Year of Law School

By Rebecca Fae Greene

Part of Law School For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The first year of law school, or 1L as it’s called, is the most brutal. To make it through your first law school classes, you need grim determination and a sense of proportion. Successful survival tactics include:

  • Attending and absorbing everything during orientation

  • Making sure to balance study and leisure time

  • Finding upperclassmen to befriend for advice and outlines

  • Not letting your reading load pile up