Thriving in Law School and Beyond

You’ve made it to law school! Now it’s time to get ready to perform at your best, starting on day one and every day after.

Transition to 1L

Have you ever heard that the first year of law school is like “drinking from a fire hose”? From different academic expectations, to new modes of analysis and writing, to an unfamiliar structure for class discussions and exams, law school is a whole new world — and the transition into the unknown can be intimidating for many. Courses like Law School JumpStart, part of LawHub’s comprehensive Ultimate Law School Prep program, give you an insider’s look at a typical law school curriculum. You’ll better understand the culture and methodology of a law school classroom by experiencing mock classes and exams. This in-depth program teaches you how to read and brief cases, participate in class, take notes, and outline. The result: embark on your first day of law school with confidence!

Strategies for Performing Your Best

No matter how well you prepare for your first semester of law school, you might take your exams, receive your grades, and feel … a little underwhelmed. Don’t worry — many 1Ls feel this way. Part of the law school experience is to level up your learning game. Courses available through LawHub’s Ultimate Law School Prep, such as What You Really Need to Know, can help you assess your academic performance, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and develop a roadmap to achieve peak performance.

Coping and Managing Stress

There’s no getting around it: law school is stressful. LawHub’s Becoming an Expert Learner course will help you find ways to balance your school life and your personal life — and understand how important this balance is to your mental and physical health. We’ll teach you how to incorporate self-care into your schedule and create healthy time-management habits. And we’ll give you concrete techniques to support your mental health that you can use through law school and into your career.

Belonging and Why It Matters

Imposter syndrome is real, and law school, as a new environment, is a prime place to experience it. If you’re wondering whether you truly “belong” in this setting, rest assured that you’re not alone — and that connection and community can help you overcome these challenges. Check out the resources in Law School Unmasked that can help you understand and address those feelings so you can thrive in this fast-paced, challenging setting.

Defining and Achieving Professional Success

Today’s legal practice landscape is complex. In addition to what you’re learning in law school, you’re expected to bring key business knowledge and operating skills that will improve the effectiveness of your work product and client service delivery. The Modern Law Practice Certification program teaches you the skills and abilities that legal employers are seeking, helping you enhance your job search outcomes and gain an edge on the competition.

What People Are Saying About LawHub

Prepared for Law School

LawHub Program Participant

I would recommend [LawHub’s] Legal Analysis Boot Camp because it gave me some peace of mind. After taking the course, I feel better prepared to tackle my 1L year with some foresight. As the first person pursuing law school in my family and friend group, I felt very lost before this course.

Sense of Belonging

LawHub Program Participant

Through LawHub’s Law School Unmasked, I have learned the importance of utilizing the resources and speaking to counselors and attending office hours prepared with questions if I am unsure/unclear about something. Also, the fact that I do belong and deserve to be at law school.

Sense of Community

LawHub Program Participant

It was nice to have that time with a sense of community with LawHub — people who want to help you achieve your goals and give insight to help you reach them.

Managing Concerns and Stress

LawHub Program Participant

Law school feels intimidating, and [LawHub’s] Law School Unmasked gives you the reassurance that what you are feeling is completely normal. This course explains what you should expect in your first year and [provides] tips on how to manage common concerns and stress. In only three weeks, I feel more equipped than when I started. I'm not blindly nervous; I am prepared and excited to start [law school].

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ultimate Law School Prep?

Congratulations, you’re going to law school! If you’re like many incoming 1L students, you’re excited but also wondering what to expect. Available exclusively to LawHub Advantage subscribers, Ultimate Law School Prep helps you get a jump start on law school and sets you up to perform at your best from day one. Through engaging, interactive courses, you’ll understand the academic expectations of law school while getting tips on time management, how to achieve balance between school and personal life, and how to build a sense of belonging in your new environment. Check out the free, introductory course, Law School Unmasked.