McClurg's 1L of a Ride: A Well-Traveled Professor's Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School, 3d, Video Course

Imprint
West Academic Publishing
ISBN-13
9781642424256
Primary Subject
Academic Success
Format
Video
Copyright
2017
Series
Career Guides
Now with an accompanying video course! 1L of a Ride, the wildly-popular, best-selling book that provides a candid, comprehensive roadmap to both academic and emotional success in law school's crucial first year, is now available as a video course.

Description

Now with an accompanying video course! 1L of a Ride, the wildly-popular, best-selling book that provides a candid, comprehensive roadmap to both academic and emotional success in law school's crucial first year, is now available as a video course. Comprised of thirteen videos, this course addresses subjects covered in the book, often from fresh angles, and weaves together anecdotes, student comments, empirical research, and samples of authentic law school documents to present a comprehensive picture of the 1L experience.

Along with McClurg, the videos feature award-winning law professors Christine Coughlin (Wake Forest University), Meredith Duncan (University of Houston), and Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City). Each video is roughly ten minutes, followed by a short self-assessment quiz. They include:

1. Introduction to the Video Course
2. Planning Ahead and Biggest Fears
3. Structure and Role of U.S. Courts
4. Socratic and Case Methods
5. Overview of First-Year Curriculum
6. First-Year Sample Course: Torts
7. How to Read and Brief a Case
8. The C.R.E.D.O.—Top Five Habits of Successful Law Students
9. Essential Study Techniques
10. Legal Research Basics
11. Legal Writing Basics
12. Managing Stress and Maintaining Well-Being
13. Professionalism

Research shows students gain not only from reading, but seeing and hearing, in part because video helps accommodate diverse learning styles. Use the videos to enhance comprehension and retention. Studies also show students prefer and benefit from one-on-one facetime with professors, which the videos, while no match for the real thing, can help simulate.