The Law School Toolbox Podcast: Tools for Law Students from 1L to the Bar Exam, and Beyond
About This Show
The Law School Toolbox podcast is an engaging show for law students about law school, the bar exam, legal careers, and life. Each week, we offer practical tips and advice on academic matters, careers, and more. The Law School Toolbox podcast is hosted by opinionated law school and bar exam experts Alison Monahan and Lee Burgess. You might not always agree with us, but we guarantee you won’t be bored listening! Our goal is to impart useful, actionable advice in an entertaining manner. Join us! And, if you have an opinion on the show, please drop by and offer a review. We’re here to help, and we’d love to hear from you!
Most Recent Episode
084: Using Rules Effectively in Legal Writing (w/ guest Jason Jones)
6 days ago
Welcome back! Today, we’re talking with Law School Toolbox tutor (and former law professor) Jason Jones about a very important aspect of law school exam success – using legal rules. Some of you might be thinking, “Duh, of course, I know how to use legal rules. It’s all we talk about in class and I have them all in my outline.” But, we see A LOT of exam answers – where students swear they knew the rules going in – that really don’t include rules at all. If you want to set yourself up for legal rule success, tune in! In this episode we discuss: What's the rule supposed to accomplish in legal writing? Why it's important to have accurate, complete rule statements Common issues students have with using legal rules effectively What a bad rule statement looks like Do you need to memorize your rule statements exactly? How do you know if the rules in your outline are correct and easy to use? Is it okay to just look up the rules in a commercial outline? Alison and Jason share examples of what do to (and not to do) with rules in legal writing Resources A Formula For Rule Analysis Success (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/formula-rule-analysis-success/) 3 Steps to Using Cases to Explain the Law (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/3-steps-using-cases-explain-law/) How and Why: Deepening Your Legal Reasoning (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-and-why-deepening-your-legal-reasoning/) Legal Writing 101 podcast (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-11-legal-writing-101/) Getting to