The angel on your shoulder whispers to you as you hallucinate from studying…
Don’t cry, you’re going to be a fine lawyer… You’re a good person no matter what… Life is short, just YOLO it…
Screw you, it doesn’t matter even if you never appear again! We’re trying to pass the bar here!
This is the last of a four-part series on what I think are fundamental study strategies, whether you’re a first timer or a repeater. They are fundamental in that they are important concepts that I focused on that made a difference in my second attempt, but you can tailor the concepts to your own needs.
As mentioned at the end of Part 3: How to Exploit Scarcity on the Bar (and Improve Your Essays), recall that you can still salvage partial credit for incomplete rules and application. But without identifying the right issues, you get zero credit for those unraised issues.
I mentioned the WHAT (identifying issues) and said I would tell you the HOW (to systematize that mystical process). We try not to use the s-word (“spotting”) around here. We don’t randomly “spot” issues that we happen to catch in the stream of facts.
This was actually one of the biggest game-changing insights I had for my second time.