Preparing to Go to Law School? What to Do the Summer Before Preparing to Go to Law School? What to Do the Summer Before
Are you getting ready to attend California Desert Trial Academy College of Law after this summer? If so, now is the perfect time to start getting yourself ready and setting yourself up for success. As you prepare to go to law school, you are beginning one of the most exciting times of your life—and one that you will never replay again. Just as high school was an exciting milestone, and then your college years, law school will lend lifelong memories that you will have with you forever. Of course, many of these memories will center around hours of studying and learning, along with feeling some pressure to do well. It’s all up to you from here though, so consider your path thoughtfully and most of all, in an organized fashion.
Here are some recommendations about how to spend your summer if you are heading into your first year as a law student:
- Begin strengthening your reading skills further and get used to devoting more time than ever to the books. No matter what the content is, enjoy more reading than perhaps you did before. This will begin to get you ready for the voluminous amount of studying and reading you will do in law school – not to mention once you graduate and have a career as an attorney.
- Tighten up everywhere possible. If you have bills that need to be paid off, consider tighter budgeting and money management, along with straightening up your finances if you have the wherewithal to do so, or perhaps even a summer job.
- Organize your personal life. This may even include relationships if you are worried about how they will affect you while you are dedicated to law school. Make sure that your living arrangements are stable, and that your finances are in order so that you can maintain the lifestyle you will need to during law school. Take some of that luxurious free time you may have in summer to knock off everything possible from your ‘to-do list,’ with many items not being difficult but just time-consuming, such as dropping your car off for maintenance, going to medical appointments, dental appointments, and if you have children, getting everyone squared away for a busy school year.
- Spend as much time with family and friends as possible, letting them know how much they mean to you, and preparing them for how busy you are about to be.
- Take some time to play! Consider a vacation, a staycation, or just schedule a few days to relax. You may not see that kind of time again for a while.
- As the days before school begins to draw closer, examine everything that you will be expected to do in the coming months, along with the coming years. Begin thinking about internships, networking opportunities, and start examining any coursework or reading lists that have been provided to you early.
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