Lawschooltricks.com is a website with a very specific mission – to help law students simplify their lives by offering law outlines and study aids to pass the bar exam.
Lawschooltricks was created by a law student (myself Bob Carp) who decided to add a law degree to his skill set in order to help cut some of the legal bills his various enterprises accumulated every year. As a former High Tech Entrepreneur of the Year, the founder had been in business for close to thirty years, and had developed the requisite knowledge to understand what was necessary to insure binding contracts and solid deals. The legal degree was to insure that the boilerplate was accurate and fit the deal, and also was valid under state law.
Fast forward a few years. During law school, some of the most valuable tools were the law outlines I assembled, and the attack sheets that I either found on the web or created myself. The balance of your law career often depends on one single day in a course – the day you take the final. With the copious amounts of reading necessary, it was often difficult to glean some of the more important facts out of cases, and to also study the salient points to insure that all knowledge remained with me throughout the semester.
I read as much as possible, and counted on my law outlines to help me through exam periods. I also worked full time, as well as took care of my family and made time to go to my children's sporting events. For the record – I completed law school in two and one half years, and passed the bar the first time.
The best advice I can give anyone who is feeling overwhelmed or staggering under the load of reading, studying, writing and also trying to maintain their sanity is that law school needs to be broken down into palatable chunks. Don't try to accomplish it all – that's a formula for disaster. You are working toward becoming a lawyer, and the only way to do that is to understand the requisite law and to be able to use it given a problem set.
Lawschooltricks will give you an advantage in law school and in passing the bar exam. Time is a fixed commodity, so by using the law outlines, and the Multistate Bar Examination Questions Volume I and II, you'll be able to focus on what's important.