Have you received your law school acceptance letter and are overwhelmed because you don't know what to do next?
Are you struggling to find housing, or worried because you don't know anyone in your new "home?" Have you begun your first semester of law school only to feel completely lost?
Have you tried to figure things out on your own only to find your further behind than when you started? Are you trying to get through the course material but find it nearly impossible? Are you afraid you’ll lose your scholarship if you can’t keep your grades up? Have you heard about resources for first-year students but don’t know where to begin looking?
As a recent law school grad, I know exactly what you’re going through.
My first semester of law school was one of the toughest things I’ve ever gone through, and I have heard the same thing from countless students. But I pushed through and made it through to the other side.
I’m here to tell you if I made it through law school, you can too! And - you won’t have to go through hell to get there.
After my experience in law school, figuring out how to get through my classes, keep my scholarship, and having a good experience, I knew I had to do something to help out law students in shoes similar to mine.
That’s why I created this course.
Whether you’re getting ready for school, just beginning classes, struggling to get through the muddy middle of the first semester, or getting ready for your first round of finals – this course is one of the best resources out there – when it comes to getting you motivated and ready to succeed in your first semester of law school.
Need-to-Know Law School Basics
How to have the Proper Law School Mindset
How to Manage your Time to Maximize your Study Time and set Yourself up to Succeed
How to Study the Right Way and Build the Right Relationships
How to Utilize One of your MOST IMPORTANT Law School Resources: PROFESSORS
How to Outline and Why you NEED TO take Practice Exams
How to Prepare for and Take your Law School Exams
Attorney Jas is truly a barrier-breaker in the law field. Her Personal Statement Workbook finally got me through my writer's block. The 1L Success Academy was super helpful as well.
As the first law student and future lawyer in my family, I was so afraid of law school. The 1L Success Academy cleared up a lot of my confusion and even answered questions I didn't know I had. Any person considering law school should take advantage of her services!
– Kadeja T.
“Attorney Jas was my personal accountability partner. She kept my focus and helped me push through during stressful times. She made sure my spirits were always high and always reaffirmed to me that I was capable. From studying for the LSAT to drafting the perfect personal statement, Jasmin was there to coach me through it all.
The services she offers are unmatched, and by taking advantage of them, I was able to obtain a $96,000 scholarship to law school! I couldn’t have asked for a better experience, and I can’t wait to join her 1L success academy to get me prepared for my first year of law school. Thank you, Jasmin, for everything!”
— Breanna M.
Jasmin A. Robinson, Esq., or Attorney Jas as many call her, is an attorney, author, law school coach, spiritreneur, and wife. Attorney Jas is a Cum Laude graduate of Mercer University School of Law and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Hampton University. Born and raised in Richmond, Va, Attorney Jas knew the legal profession was in her future and as a result, founded Jas Talks Law, LLC, shortly after passing the Georgia Bar exam, to enhance cultural diversity in the legal field. Moreover, Attorney Jas practices Entrepreneurship Law on a part-time basis.
Young Attorney, Magna Cum Laude (Top 6%) Mercer Law Graduate, Former Student Writing Editor of Mercer's Law Review, Former Academic Success Coordinator for Mercer's Black Law Student Association, and Recipient of more than $78,000 in Outside Law School Scholarships.
Academy Intro Video ✨ Introduce Yourself! ✨ We have a few questions! ✨ The 1L To-Do List ✨ The 1L Success Academy Workbook: Digital Copy ✨ The 1L Success Academy Workbook: Printable Copy ✨
The Proper Law School Mindset Why you Need Personal Goals that don’t have Anything to do with Law School What to Expect in your First Year of Law School How to get Organized What Kinds of School Supplies will you Need? How to Read and Understand Case Law How to Mark up your Case Books How to Brief your Cases Homework for the Lesson Intro to Law School Discussion ✨ Still Need Help Drafting Case Briefs? ✨
School Overview: Criminal Law, Contracts, Civil Procedure, Torts, & Constitutional Law School Overview: Property, Legal Research and Writing How to Build Law School Relationships Law School Networking for Success Mentors, Sponsorships, Internships, and Scholarships Why you Need to Manage your Time Effectively What you Need to Know about Extracurriculars Playtime is Over Discussion ✨ Need Help Drafting Your Study Schedule? ✨
The Mid-Semester Check-in and Getting Help from your Professors How to Outline your Classes and Other Exam Prep Tips The Importance of Practice Exams Attorney Jas's FAVORITE Outline -- My Torts Bible! REAL Emails We Sent To Our Professors! (Check the dates! lol) Attorney Jas's REAL Outlines & More -- Don't Judge 1L Me!! Law School Gets Spooky Discussion
Open Book vs. Closed Book Exams; Canned Answers &Short Outlines Thanksgiving Break Last Minute Test Prep Strategies, Exam Day Tips, and Internships Closing thoughts and Tips for the Second Semester You'll Thank Yourself Later Discussion
“4% of lawyers are melanin-based in the legal profession is a huge discrepancy, thus speaks volumes to the allusion that racial biases still permeates extensively throughout the US.
Jasmine’s movement is a much necessary proprietary counter to the overall injustices needed to balance the scales.”
— Zakary Y.
“My experience with Attorney Jas was amazing! She was very punctual, organized, and helpful. I reached out to her for help with my personal statement, and she went above and beyond to assist.
She even answered questions regarding the Law School Application Process! I can’t thank her enough!”
— Destiny A., UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON GRADUATE
"Truly motivating! Attorney Jas understands the importance of the opening line of your personal statement.
She truly helps you dig deeper and figure out exactly what makes you stand out from your peers and helps you cross the threshold from 'maybe' to 'YES!'”
What is the 1L Success Academy? A Jas Talks Law masterclass hosted by Attorney Jas and Coach Eb which was created to enhance first-year law students' classroom performance.
When is the 1L Success Academy launching? April 2019.
What does the price include? Access to all of the video lessons, communication with Attorney Jas and Coach Eb, membership in the #TalkLaw Community, the 1L Success Academy Workbook, all handouts and materials, peace of mind, encouragement, and more!
Can pre-law, second, and third-year law students participate? Yes, but we're tailoring the Academy to first-year law students.
Can I ask Attorney Jas and Coach Eb questions directly? Yes. You will be able to submit questions to Attorney Jas and Coach Eb directly. Feel free to send us an email.
Part 1: Intro to Law School
Starting Law School on the Right Foot: Videos showing you how to develop the proper mindset, a good work/life balance, and why you need to know the reason you are in law school.
Law School Primer: How to take notes, ask questions, speak in class, and study, and why you NEED TO BE ORGANIZED, and why how you act in law school MATTERS. A guide to briefing your law school cases.
Part 2: Playtime is Over
Law School Course Introductions: A detailed explanation about the main courses you’ll be taking in your first year and super helpful tips on how to succeed in your classes and what you should try and get out of these classes.
Study Group Success Tools: Learn how to find the right study group, how to set it up, and the reasons why study groups could be one of the most helpful things you could do to guarantee your success in law school.
Part 3: Law School Gets Spooky
Midterm Success Guide: We tell you how you can put your best foot forward in one of the most difficult parts of the semester. You’ll find out how to make the most of your classes, how to get a leg up on the students in your class, and how to keep your chin up.
Guide to Utilizing your Law School Resources: Our three key steps in getting the most out of your professors so you can nail your finals.
Definitive Guide to Outlining your Law School Classes: HOW to outline, HOW to set up your outline to give you the most success on your final exams, and why YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN OUTLINE.
Practice Exam Mastery: EVERYTHING you need to know about practice exams, why you need to take practice exams, how you need to take practice exams, and why if you’re not taking practicing exams you need to start – even if you haven’t memorized the law yet.
Part 4: November - You'll Thank Yourself Later
Law School Exam Basics: I’ll walk through the different kinds of exams, what you need to get ready for when you’re preparing for your first set of finals, and why you need to have an amazing outline that you know front to back before you begin. I’ll show you why you need canned answers and how to use them correctly.
More Outline Tips and a Pre-Finals Study Schedule: How to spend the last three weeks studying for your exams, how to deal with your family and friends during this time, and why you need to make sure you have your schedule NAILED DOWN.
Final Exam Attack Strategy: A foolproof way to attack your exams, how to manage your time, and what to do when you’re done with the exams.