Preparing For The Return To Law School …Whenever It Comes
In the summer of 2020, life is in flux on a global level. Students whose legal educations may have been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic are preparing to take most, if not all, of their classes online. Here are some tips to ensure that you are prepared for the return to law school…whenever it comes.
*Maintain physical and mental well-being
Stay well and focus on maintaining the good health of those around you, literally. Wear a mask. Whether classes are live or online in the fall semester, if you are not healthy, you will not be able to participate. With all the time at home, with the need to quarantine and social distance, now is a good opportunity to develop and observe a regular exercise regimen to further develop the body and the mind.
If you contract the coronavirus, you will not be able to participate in live classes. Fortunately, schools, such as the California Desert Trial Academy (CDTA), that utilize a comprehensive online learning platform, will be able to offer classroom access and involvement to those who may not be well enough to attend in the fall semester. Any student who cannot participate live because of health, or any other, reasons, will be able to continue his or her legal education with little or no interruption using easy-to-access, and use, online tools, and applications.
*Continue to be a student of the law
Delve. Go deeper. Use the internet and research those legal topics, issues, and areas that have especially interested you throughout your young legal education. There are a vast number of legal websites on the web, each with its own take on providing legal information with many different perspectives.
Since there is little time to socialize or do much else, now is a good time to get a head start on reading for the next semester. If a syllabus is available, even getting just one week ahead on reading assignments will be significantly advantageous.
It may be interesting to reflect on how the current events of the summer of 2020, from civil unrest to the global health crisis, affect your career goals as America seems forever changed from the events of the last year.
*Do not panic but be realistic
Things that we took for granted in 2019 are no longer so uncomplicated. You have to be prepared but you have to maintain a cool head so you may deal with the mayhem to the best of your ability. Often, things are not as bad as they seem and a little patience, foresight, and calmness can go a long way.
Attorneys can help the poor and unfortunate who cannot fight solely by themselves. Law school provides the tools necessary to practice law, which is serving clients. The CDTA provides both the hard and soft skills that attorney-advocates require to meet the needs of clients in the 21st Century. At CDTA, we train, educate, and develop students to be exceptional attorneys and trial advocates. Call us today at (760) 342-0900 or find out more online here.