LP3 and HenLaw society held a law school student panel on Wednesday, October 25. Students had the opportunity to ask two first-year law students from Villanova (Chris Merken and Ashley Pidhajny) and one third-year law student at The Delaware Law School (Octavia Gory) questions about preparing for law school classes, taking the LSAT, scholarship opportunities, and how to manage time in law school. The panelists encouraged students to become familiar with the Socratic method that most professors use to teach their classes. Professors will ask students questions, and they are expected to know the answers. “You will get called on and it will be terrifying, but you will get used to it. You just have to be prepared,” Pidhajny laughed.
The panelists shared their tips on how to keep up with the workload, and what a typical day might look like for a law school student. Chris Merken emphasized the importance of writing skills. When law firms are hiring, he said, they “will have no use for you if you can’t write.”
For preparing for the LSAT, the panelists all agreed that practice tests are important.
Finally, the panelists told students that although the course load might seem difficult, it is important to take time for yourself and enjoy doing things you love. And as daunting as law school may seem, through hard work, dedication, and balance, students can be successful.