Feeling Fear? Four Strategies to Help You Feel More Confident

overcome fear in law school

Please welcome back Jennifer Warren, attorney and Academic Achievement Coordinator at Oklahoma City University School of Law, to talk about practical strategies for overcoming fear and developing confidence in law school!

Law school can be enriching, intellectually challenging, even entertaining on certain occasions. But it can also be really scary! The competition with other high achieving students, the high stakes pressure of final exams, the intimidating professors, and the constant threat of the cold call can cause a lot of needless anxiety.

While it may seem like everyone else is confident and self-assured, most law students feel at least some fear when it comes to law school. If you’re feeling fearful, make use of these simple strategies to boost your confidence. [Read more…]

The Value of Nice

Nice law studentsPlease welcome Jennifer Warren, attorney and Academic Achievement Coordinator at Oklahoma City University School of Law, to talk about an important topic — the value of being nice!

Law students and lawyers, in general, have a reputation for being callous, cutthroat, and competitive. Law schools, with their student rankings and mandatory grade curves, have a tendency to foster these traits. Add to that a highly competitive job market and even the most magnanimous law student may find it difficult to stay above the fray. It’s no better when the student starts practicing law, where the fight to bill hours, get clients and win cases (which often includes possibly the most frustrating litigation task of all — conferring over discovery disputes) can fuel backstabbing, passive aggressiveness, and just plain meanness. [Read more…]

How to Get Your Law School Study Group to Actually Study

law school study groupToday, we’re happy to welcome attorney Jennifer Warren to talk about study groups. Some people swear by them, others find them a waste of time. Here are some tips on making sure your law school study group (should you decide to have one) is as effective and efficient as possible!

Law school study groups can be incredibly beneficial: they give you different perspectives, expose you to new learning styles, and often provide some much needed social support. Unfortunately, many study groups, although well-intentioned, end up doing more gossiping (or complaining about professors!) than actual studying. To help ensure that the time you devote to your study group is time that you actually spend studying, there are a few factors that you should keep in mind. [Read more…]