Academic Success Resources for Students: Class

Online Sources for Preparing for and Participating in Class

Anatomy of a Case, an online CALI Lesson (15 minutes)

Learn how to read and analyze a case, and become familiar with the important parts of a case

How to Brief a Case

A case brief for class provides the title of the case and a few notes about the facts and holdings. Use it as a reminder for class discussions. After class, incorporate the information into your outline for the course.

Why Brief a Case? 

Read a discussion of the why and how of case briefing and see a sample case and a sample case brief along with it.

A Professor's Guide to Law School Class Preparation and Participation by Solangel Maldonado

A Seton Hall Law School professor gives a concise description of how to prepare for class.

Kaplan on "How to Beat the Socratic Method in Law School"

Advice from the popular test preparation company about how to prepare for law school classes.

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