Law students are not typically taught time management and productivity skills. Even students that are skilled in these areas in classroom settings do not yet have the time management skills required for legal practice. Falling short in this area impacts their ability to be effective not only in law school, but in bar prep, on the bar exam, and in legal practice. Currently, law students are not typically offered an approachable way to learn these skills or to experiment and find solutions that are a best fit for them. Time management skills do not occur naturally but are key to success as a developing professional.
This guide draws on the author’s experience, as well as time management best practices, curating impactful and relevant time management insights for law students. Each section distills extensive coverage of time management concepts into an efficient presentation of practical, usable, easier-to-implement key points to help ensure student success. This focused approach allows law students to zero in on, in a logical order, the strategies likely to have the biggest impact and to serve them in and after law school.