Studying with Other Students for More Success

Voll. 40 No. 3

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Amy L. Jarmon, assistant dean for academic success programs at Texas Tech University School of Law, is a professor and coeditor of the Law School Academic Support Blog. She has practiced law in the United Sates and the United Kingdom.

“Study groups” are a long-standing tradition in law school. The term, however, is a misnomer; law students actually complete daily class preparation alone. They later use study group time to review and consolidate course material. The group work allows them to monitor their understanding, consider different perspectives, clarify any confusion, and discuss practice questions.

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