Why I Failed My First Semester of Law School



Self-evaluations are important for improvement so in this video I discuss why I think I failed my first semester of law school. I hope my shortcomings provide some advice for your law school journey. Thanks for all the support.

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25 comments

  1. As a law school professor, thank you for sharing your story. I've been thinking for some time that we assign too much reading, especially in the first year–no time for self-reflection when all someone does is read the material for class. I appreciate the feedback, which will help me to become a better teacher.

  2. i think being a philosophy major will help me because like you mentioned all my finals or assignments were always papers no multiple choices. the reading and comprehension i think is the most important factor. thanks for this video

  3. Edgar, let me begin by telling you how admirable your transparency and introspection is. Everything you have said is so profound and I would like to communicate with you further. You will make the impact you say you want to make and you're already well on your way with just your words alone. If you have a preferred social media or email to communicate through, do not hesitate to let me know. I wish you all the best in your walk of life and thank you for your video.

  4. Hi I am a black & Hispanic man I did 1 semester @ the non-accredited RACIST Massachusetts School of Law at Andover located in massachusett which is an in class room face to face school with ur professors The school is racist & has a Ponzi scheme of admitting a large #of well educated Black &Hispanic College graduates so they can take their student loan money 2keep the school afloat then in the 1st semester the school will fail an over whelming amount of the minority students By the end of the 1st semester I was the only minority student in my so called English class The professor did not know I was a English major & an English teacher & the English class was mainly there just to fail out the students because they didn't teach u how2 legally write I couldn't understand what was going on until I went to an online Law School which finally made me realize how Mass School of Law at Andover in Massachusetts was legally racially failing well educated minority students with their Ponzi scheme just 2take their money. In the online law school 2pass ur exams u hav 2learn the legal writing skills it doesn't matter how well u study &know the law if u dont write in the Legal format of writing then they can legally fail the ignorant students a fact the school is well aware of becoz u can only pass the Bar exam using that format Do ur own research &look it up Just becoz they admit u &smile in ur face doesn't mean they want u there because u are a threat 2their established legal racist system dont just listen 2me do ur own Research Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte North Carolina the school had to close down 4similar reasons then u will understand what I am talking about Becoz of my intuition & research I was able 2Understand & figure out their Ponzi scheme I will not recommend any minority students 2go2 that school They use TOKEN black men in their advertisements &keep a few house Nigers who agree wit their ways &only care about their career not their people then u will fit just perfectly well &becoz of me they cut off all comment section in ther youtube videos causing me 2reach out 2other law school videos. Listen in my personal experience @that school, as a retired officer in the army &also a retired correction officer @the jail I can truly understand why the court system has placed a large amount of Black &Hispanic men in the criminal jail system which is another topic Please pass this info so students will not waist their time& loan they hav 2pay back importantly!! study how 2write IRAQ format the school will not tell u unless they like u & ur fellow black senior students who knows this will not tell u also so the school can use it against u 2fail u study &learn how 2do this type of writing 1 to 2 years b4 u enter Law School & this apply 2all student minority or not as minority students we need 2break the cycle of locking up Black &Hispanic men 4 simple things they never lock up other nation of people ..

  5. I don't know whether you've considered returning to law school, but every one of those weaknesses that you mentioned can be remediated. I've taught for the past 32 years and have encountered many students who've experienced the very difficulties you've enumerated. I was very impressed with your self knowledge and humility. I wish you the very best.—-Todd.

  6. You don't understand how important this video is. I am doing a dual law degree and I failed my 1L and am currently retaking it. I'm miserable for basically all the reasons you are. I don't know if I want to continue

  7. I did 1 semester @ the non-accredited Racist Massachusetts School of Law at Andover located in massachusett an in class room face to face school with the professors The school is racist & has a clever Ponzi scheme of admitting a large # of well educated Black & Hispanic College graduates so they can take their student loan money to keep the school afloat then in the 1st semester the school will fail an over whelming amount of the minority students By the end of the 1st semester I was the only minority student in my so called English class The professor did not know I was a English major and an English teacher & the English class was mainly there just to fail out the students because they didn't teach you how to legally write I couldn't understand what was going on until I to an online Law School which finally made me realize how Mass School of Law at Andover in Massachusetts was legally racially failing well educated minority students with their Ponzi scheme just 2take their $ At the online law school I attended u have 2learn the legal writing technique so u can take your exam it did not matter how well you study and know the material if you didn't write in the illegal format of writing then they can legally fail the ignorant students a fact the school is well aware of Do your own research & look up Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte North Carolina the school had to close down for similar reasons that the students over there didn't realize & then you'll understand what I'm talking about. Because of my intuition & research I was able 2Understand & figure out their Ponzi scheme I will not recommend any minority students to go to that school unless you are a house Niger then you will fit just perfectly well Lol. With my personal experience at the school I can truly understand why the court system has overwhelmingly placed a large amount of Black and Hispanic in the criminal jail system

  8. I've recently just finished my first semester of law school, and I completely relate to everything you said. The time constraint was definitely a huge hurdle for me, and all the readings made me feel drained about halfway through the semester. I was thankful that my professors assigned the class to do a practice test or an actual midterm in my Torts professor's case. Those forced exams made me felt more prepared for their testing style; however, outside those practices, I found myself strained and was not able to actually do further practice tests. One piece of advice I have for upcoming 1L students is: don't start outlining 1 month before finals (in my case, two weeks). This is when you will have the least amount of time because this is usually when the open memos are due and will be the most stressed-out moment of the whole semester. It is best to start outlining as you complete a topic as it helps with review and comprehension for upcoming topics. As I type this, I am waiting for my grades to be released, and it is terrifying.

  9. I’m not a law student yet. I’m applying for law school for Fall 2021. But from all of my research I found that having solid study partners is very important. Also, it’s good to be prepared for cold calls, but it’s not the end all of your grade. Outlining since the beginning of the semester is more important. Using all of the practice exams the professors provide is key. And lastly, having one on one appts. with your professors is also very important so they can guide you when you need help. I’m afraid of what’s in store for me next fall, but I know there are plenty of resources I can use to prepare me from even before I start my 1L year. To me it sounds like you went in thinking it would be like undergrad. There’s no question that you are smart, you did get accepted into a tier 1 school. I just think you probably underestimated the beast called law school. If being a lawyer is what you still want to be, it’s not over. Get back up, apply again, and change your strategy. Use this time to enhance your writing skills. Best of luck to you.

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