I have kids at home, so I always come to the Law Library. They have really great study rooms upstairs that you can check out for three-hour blocks of time. It’s quiet—and you can be a little bit louder than you could if you were sitting out there with everyone else.
—Andy Beyer, JD’08
I study at my carrel by myself. It’s the weirdest thing ever: I am the hugest extrovert—but when it comes to studying, I cannot study in groups. I love the third floor of the Law Library. Whenever my friends can’t reach me, either because I don’t answer my calls or sign onto AIM, they always know that I’m at my carrel, reading or outlining.
—Jazmine Abadia, JD’09
I study at home, usually in the evenings. I can’t work at the Law School because I want to talk to everyone I see and don’t get anything done. I read cases and color-code my highlighting (Law School Confidential-style, but it works for me). Pink is for posture and holdings, yellow for key facts, green for dissenting opinions, and so on. Something about switching the color I’m using keeps me actively engaged. I always read on the floor, which usually means that I have a dog helping me study, either trying to sleep on my book or trying to eat my highlighters as I work.
—Kate Lee, JD’09