Surviving Law School – Notes

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Law students will make the mistake of not having more notes. Whether it’s a photocopy of a text given out to them by their professor or an instance of note-taking during a flurry of lessons, notes are very important because they contain and preserve the entire knowledge necessary for a law student to succeed. Even as they practice, lawyers still practice the habit of taking down notes because in the end, it won’t be books or the Internet they will be running to but their notes.

I remember a certain court judge who was an alumnus in one of the country’s best law schools. He took down notes in his classes and he was reputed for having a lot of notebooks. One fateful day in his earlier years as a lawyer, there was a case that was reminiscent of his old case studies so he proceeded to his notes. Long story short, let’s just say that the notes helped him win the case.

In law school, your teacher will not write down your lessons so you have to hang on to every word they say and through note taking, you will be able to do so. If you don’t have notes, you’re like a soldier with no combat training.