One of the most asked questions I get from you guys is how I stay so organized. Organization comes very natural to me – I love a clean room, a visually pleasing atmosphere and neat notes. That’s why I wanted to share 5 tips for staying organized for a law school/university student. I use these tips myself on an everyday basis, so hopefully they can have a positive impact on your life too!
Of course I had to make a video about this topic too. However, if you’re more into reading than listening, I’ve written down all the tips for you here as well.
1. A CLEAN DESK SPACE
First of all, I NEED to have a clean desk before I can start studying. A messy desk is a messy mind! Before I start studying, I always like to remove all the dirt + the mess of books I made the night before. Preferabely I like to clean my whole room, but sometimes I just don’t have enough time for that.
The next key tip I can give you for staying organized is using a good planner to schedule out your day and week. I use my own Supplied by Lily Student Desk Planner, because it looks really cute on my desk (love the marble and rose gold!) and it’s also very functional. You can get the Supplied by Lily Student Desk Planner here.
3. KNOW YOUR DEADLINES & EXAMS
This tip is really important for me personally. I’m a double degree student as most of you guys probably know (I’m doing the Research Master in Law and the Bachelor of Philosophy of a Specific Scientific Field), so my exam and deadline schedule can get crazy sometimes. Therefore, I like writing down all my deadlines and exams for the whole (!) semester in advance, so I have a good picture of what is yet to come.
4. COLOR CORDINATE
I’m a very visual person, hence I like to color cordinate my notes. I like using different colors for different subjects and for different topics as well (for example, I can make all case law pink or all philosophers of one certain movement blue). This way, I remember information way better + it makes your notes look pretty too. 🙂
5. ORGANIZE YOUR NOTES
Last, but not least: organize your notes using document folders. I only use one notebook for all my classes (if I use multiple ones, I always end up bringing the wrong one with me to class). What I like to do is organize all my notes later on in these document folders. This way everything is neat and compact and I can easily prepare myself for the exam.
I hope you enjoyed my 5 tips on how to stay organized as a law school/university student! If you did, don’t forget to leave a comment down below. <3
HOW DO YOU STAY ORGANIZED FOR LAW SCHOOL/UNIVERSITY?