Saint Louis University

Preparing for Class
Preparing for class is more than simply briefing a case. Before you even start, you need to guarantee that the atmosphere is proper for learning and reviewing. So decide...
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Advanced Briefing Issues
By this time you are well into the briefing process, have begun to focus on the "legal" aspects of the cases, and have already begun that nebulous process of thinking like a law student. Read More

Effective Note Taking
Socratic note taking is an art that most first year law students find difficult to master. Unlike general note taking from undergraduate and high school days, the professors do not generally "follow the book," spell out the important highlights, or even, necessarily, fully discuss the cases.
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Persuasive Writing
Developing good legal analysis in persuasive writing may be as simple as going out for an ice cream cone and wanting to eat it NOW. Read More