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How I Improved my Law School GPA--and How You Can, Too!

I’ve always done pretty well in school. Like many other people who went to law school, I didn’t have to try very hard in high school or undergrad. It was easy to memorize information and do well on tests. Most of my finals in undergrad, as a journalism major, were written assignments, online content, and videos or photos. But, there was a lesson I had to learn the hard way during 1L: law school requires different study methods than undergrad. During my first semester, I ended up with my lowest GPA of law school - a 2.5. I’d never had a GPA that low. Ever. Not only was it a huge shock, but it was also a huge wake-up call—I couldn’t continue doing what I’d done throughout undergrad and that first semester of law school. I know I’m not the only person to go through this—1L can be rough, not just because of the demand of a full schedule of doctrinal classes, but also because you’re figuring out how law school works. I knew I had to do something different. During the fall of 1L, my stu