Question of the Week

In Law School, How Many Hours Per Day Did You Study?

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This week, we noted the Princeton Review’s data on how many hours per day on average students at each of its 172 ranked schools spend studying.

Villanova University School of Law topped the list: Allegedly, students there spend an average of 7.5 hours per day hitting the books.

So we want to ask you: How many hours per day did you spend studying when you were in law school? If you could go back, would you spend more time studying? Or less?

Answer in the comments below.

Read the answers to last week’s question: How Does the Practice of Law Need to Change in the Next Five Years?

Featured answer:

Posted by Jenny: “As in-house counsel, I’ve seen increased complacency among outside litigation counsel in recent years and an inversely proportional decline in responsiveness and attention to detail. When prodded to defend a case aggressively, they send me draft pleadings wrought with errors and void of legal authority. I consider this disrespectful, not to mention a waste of my time. I don’t know whether overwork, poor work ethic or lack of associate training are to blame, but I expect this will change over the next five years because I—and others with the same experience—will move our work elsewhere. No amount of alternative-fee offerings can tempt me to stay with a firm that doesn’t value my business.”

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