Q I just started law school. I’m a little freaked out about finals. I know it’s early, but I want to do everything in my power to get good grades. Are there any tricks I should know about?
A Umm . . . go to class, take notes—and make sure you review previous years’ exams. Studying last year’s essay questions is way more important than joining some lame, self-important study group where everyone’s trying to impress each other. You should also talk to some cool (and smart) second years and see if you can check out their study materials/outlines.
One more tip: Avoid all-nighters and self-proclaimed legal geniuses at all costs.