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HOW TO IMPROVE DAILY IN LAW LIFE

ABSTRACT

This blog examines the subject of a topic in which the emphasis of improvement daily in law life is given. The practical analysis of a particular matter is described with deep analysis as one can get a glimpse of the subject. The blog discusses the need for improvement in the student’s life whosoever is pursuing law. It basically can be done by various legal websites and blogs.


KEYWORDS: Law, time management, networking, motivation, procrastination, focus, research.

INTRODUCTION

Law is like an ocean. The more you learn you will realize there is much more. As a student, besides your textbooks read law journals. Here, it will be described what steps are to be taken by a law student for a better future. I will not tell you how to make contacts or develop advocacy skills or choose which field for better remuneration. That’s all old and manageable at law school itself. The better law school, the better guidance you get. I will only write about studying law. This answer needs to be crisp. I am trying to make it one.

Now first of all you should determine whether you want to go for competitive exams, entrance exams, or for the degree. This is the very first step.


Studying law requires constant hard work and attention. People often wonder how to study law. To help, here is a brief guide that shows you how to start studying if you are a new law student or someone who has not focused carefully until today.

This blog is primarily targeted toward students who have recently completed class XIIth or are freshers in a law college or preparing for competitive exams. The recommendations below are also helpful for those just starting law or looking for guidance on how to start, prepare for law entrance exams, or study law on their own.


1. Time Management

To be more effective at managing your time, you must first assess where you are now. How do you spend your time each day? What amount of time do you spend on billable work? On personal phone calls or chatting over coffee with other lawyers down the hall? Track your time for a typical week and enter everything you do during the day. Also, record your high and low energy times.


Plan your time

1. Take time to prepare and review your time management plan.

2. Set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Rewarding, and Timely) goals– A goal could include tracking all your time, even non-billable time, for a week to learn how you spend the time in your day.

3. Prepare ‘To Do’ Lists (Daily and weekly)– ‘To Do’ lists are essential to the efficient use of your time and a way to reduce stress in your practice. It helps in situations of overwhelm because they bring perspective and planning back to the situation and put you back in control.


To be more effective at managing your time, you must first assess where you are now. How do you spend your time each day? What amount of time do you spend on billable work? On personal phone calls or chatting over coffee with other lawyers down the hall? Track your time for a typical week and enter everything you do during the day. Also, record your high and low energy times.


Don't Procrastinate

Law programs can be super long, challenging, and expensive. The workload usually is intense, heavy, and rigorous; it's easy to get overwhelmed. So, if you are wondering how to be successful in law school, DO NOT PROCRASTINATE.

Do not wait for pushbacks or deadlines. Avoid putting off a problem until it's an emergency. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to succeed.


2. Networking is the Key

Networking is essential for success in any field. Why? It helps you meet people, build relationships, learn about opportunities, and support others in their lives. In law school, networking becomes more important because you will be in a highly human-intensive sector, be it in a company's legal department, courtrooms, or negotiation.


3. Do your research, make it a Habit

Law is a dynamic field, with the boundary of knowledge expanding almost every day. Unless you have an aptitude for researching facts and figures, it will not be easy to succeed in the legal profession. Your research can start with what type of law you want to practice, what kind of job you want, and what opportunities are present. The practice of research also helps in building networks.


4. Stay Focused and Motivated

Why are you in law school? Many students are attracted to law schools because they think it will allow them to do something they want. On the other hand, some students hope to use law school as an opportunity to get a job they don't want. Whatever your motivation is, it's essential to stay motivated. If you don't like where you are or what you're doing, it's much more challenging to succeed.

What to follow in routine

· Maxim mean adage. You people use in everyday life those sayings that are archaic but still not neglected. Maxims are also the same things. All you need to do is revise them almost every day. If you are reading newspapers, apply them. If you are arguing around, apply them. If you are thinking of anything, apply them. Maxims need to be understood first. Only then you will learn the law.


· Trends are not set, they are settled. You want to become glorious, famous, and charismatic all in just one night. It doesn't happen this way. Try to understand the harsh reality. The field of law is an ocean in itself. Anyone who dives in deep gets the maximum pearls. People are more knowledgeable than they appear to you or you think them to be. They are famous because they have buried their ego in the past and now they are settling their trends in. You will too become one in the league but it takes a hell lot of time. Sometimes, generations.


· Study your subjects to understand the concept of what and why. What is the law and why is it being applied? Just this. Law is all about what and whys. I assume you might be getting the concepts of you can relate them in your surroundings.


· Read just what you think is good and necessary. Reading everything is not required in the field of law. Just read what is necessary now. Understanding the concept is a must. Later you can deal with the other stuff.


Priorities do matter. What Laws do you think need to be paid attention first? This is the question. Ask yourself. What didn't you get back there in the classroom back at Law School? What was it? Why could you get it? Ask yourself. Then it will make you feel better.


CONCLUSION

a) Stay active in the legal community:

You will come across different legal communities with diverse interests and passions in various law-related extracurricular activities during your time at a law college. So, research the communities related to your areas of interest, join them, and participate actively. It can offer tremendous networking and learning opportunities outside your regular coursework.


b) Learn persuasive writing, especially emails, and blogs:

We can never overemphasize the importance of writing skills in professional life, especially in the legal profession. Consider it one of the best first-year law school tips. You need to know how to persuade through texts–legal drafts, emails, and blogs. The last two are very helpful in self-promotion and personal brand building. Take time and invest serious efforts in learning persuasive writing as a law student.


c) Don't let money stop you:

Money is essential and limited. However, you should not stop taking a decision or pursuing a professional interest because it is expensive. Weigh it against the benefits. Try to estimate the future value the decision might offer, and if that justifies the cost, do not ignore it. Many colleges also offer scholarships to make life easy for you. Don't sweat the small stuff.

Life has its setbacks. Do not let minor misfortunes bog down your motivation. No matter how much you struggle, some things will always be beyond your control. Overcome them to advance your way to success in law school.


d) Don’t confine yourself to the classroom:

Your law college classroom is not the end of the world as far as learning is concerned. Plan things outside of classrooms and try to absorb anything and everything you get to learn. For example, visit courtrooms and follow actual case proceedings.


e) Don't let law school intimidate you:

Law schools can be particularly intimidating if you are not from a family with a legal background. Don't worry. The field welcomes anyone with an interest in and passion for law. Put together a study plan. Studying for law school is a lot about overcoming unforeseeable challenges. Thus, it is desirable to have a plan.


AUTHOR - Gungun Kathpal

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