Showing posts from November, 2019

My Morning Routine

Good morning, everyone!  I'm definitely a morning person, so I thought it'd be a great idea to write about my morning routine this week. Since starting law school, I've been trying to keep myself on a schedule during the week so I'm never too tired or feel too out of it.  6:00 a.m. My alarm goes off at 6 most mornings (unless I'm giving myself time to sleep in until 7). I get up relatively early because I like to go to the gym in the morning to wake myself up and have some me time before heading to school all day. 6:30 a.m. I get to the gym around 6:30, unless it's a Monday or Wednesday, which is when I go to a kickboxing class after my last class of the day gets out. Depending on my workout schedule for the week, I'll do 20 minutes of cardio with a five-minute cool-down, a set of exercises for my core, and a set of exercises for either my lower body or arms.  7:30 a.m. After getting home from the gym, I'll put on a face

How to Brief a Case

Case briefing is honestly one of the most useful things I've learned how to do while in my first semester of law school. It's super helpful! It's easier to remember the cases I've read and what the most important information from each case is. There are plenty of different ways to brief cases, but below are few of the most common methods, as well as an example of how I brief cases. IRAC Method IRAC stands for "Issue," "Rule," "Application," and "Conclusion," and it's a very basic way to format your case briefs. When I write my briefs, I use this method as a skeleton for them. I always include IRAC, but I also like to mention which court the opinion is from, the case's citation, procedure, and holding so I can remember the facts of the case without having to go through my casebook again. Here's how I lay out my case briefs, using my brief for Fojtik v. Charter Med. Corp. , which was used in my torts class to