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Hardison & Associates Young Lawyer Tips #3

2010GodwinJohnEvery Tuesday a selected attorney or law clerk of Hardison & Associates will share tips that helped them through law school and their early career as a lawyer. These tips will range from advice on how to study for the LSAT, law school classes and the bar exam to how to handle a case load once you start practicing in your selected area. If you would like one of your questions answered about becoming a lawyer please e-mail us at

This week Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law student and Hardison & Associates law clerk John Paul Godwin offers tips for students who are just entering law school.

3 quick tips for students who are entering law school to ensure they start off on the right foot:

Tip 1:
Always brief your cases. Never rely on your memory or “book briefing.” Have a written brief ready in class everyday. 

Tip 2:
Make outlines of each class to prepare for exams. Begin this process a month before the exams begin to take place.

Tip 3:
After your first year, take classes that will give you a broad foundation. This will allow you to feel out different areas and you can find out which one sparks your interest.

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