Advice For New Law Students, Including My Own Small Suggestion
Seems like everyone is getting in on the advise-the-new-law-student game. The WSJ Law Blog links to (and succinctly summarizes) the wisdom of my old Alabama neighbor, Brannon Denning, Dahlia Lithwik, Vik Amar, Orin Kerr, and Jeremy Blachman.
Not enough for you? Paul Caron links to these, and other, sage insights on surviving law school.
Dave Hoffman adds the useful suggestion that students turn off their phones.
May I be so bold as to add one more? Don’t get arrested.
I don’t know which of these real-life student confessions was worse: getting busted with PCP two weeks before law school or beating up a cop in a drunken haze during winter break. So rephrased into the the language of an office procedure manual, the successful law student makes a conscious effort to either avoid criminal conduct or organize his or her offenses in a reasonably discrete fashion.