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Thanksgiving Break: To Study Or Not To Study?

Thanksgiving Break. To Study or Not to Study?

Thanksgiving provides a well-needed break just before the December holidays swing into high gear. It’s also a time when school is winding down for the semester, which means that final exams are impending. For students, it can be a meaningful time to rest and regroup. After all, it’s probably been a tiring, grueling, and demanding semester. However, it can also be a time to take advantage of two free days to prepare and study for final exams. To study or not to study, that is the question. While the break provides some much-needed extra time to study, it may also be a...

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Maintaining Good Health During Law School

Maintaining Good Health During Law School

To excel in law school, students must be at the top of their game, which, to a great extent, means being in the best health possible. Not only can any kind of illness have far-reaching effects on law school performance, but even having little energy or being lethargic as the result of poor diet, sleeping habits, or not enough exercise can cause problems and have a domino effect on the entire semester. Develop a routine  Law school requires reading a vast amount of material. It may seem overwhelming at first, but developing a study routine and sticking to it is well-documented as...

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Unhappy With Your Midterms? Tips To Regroup For Finals

Unhappy with your Midterms? Tips To Regroup For Finals

It is not uncommon for any law student, especially first-year law students, to struggle with midterm exams. For first-year law students, the new environment and increased, frenetic academic pace may affect performance on a midterm. And then, of course, there is the fact that law exams are formidably challenging and downright difficult for almost any student. If you received a disappointing grade on a midterm, it is possible to recover and regroup for finals. Positive thinking and hard work will go a long way toward reversing and improving an unsatisfactory grade. The following tips may provide some guidance: *Think positively Midterms...

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CDTA Students Support One Another

CDTA Students Support One Another

“We’re all in this together, so let’s help each other achieve common goals.” This a strong tenet of the California Desert Trial Academy (CDTA). The more resources, human or otherwise, that a student has in learning about any subject, the more a student will learn. It really is nothing but basic common sense. The CDTA emphasizes student collaboration and teamwork as an important component of achieving academic and professional goals. It seems every law school student knows the story of a certain fellow student who “misplaced” and unscrupulously concealed books in the law library to prevent his classmates from completing a...

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