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This lesson focuses upon the concept of metacognition and teaches you how to enhance your understanding about how you learn to better improve your study, organizational, test-taking and self-assessment skills with the goal of improving your performance in law school.

The lesson should help you better understand your individual learning process and show you how to use this information to develop study and test-taking skills needed for success in law school.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Better understand how to develop your skills as a law school learner.
2. Create a schedule, and develop study strategies that work in tandem with this schedule, that helps you work more effectively and efficiently.
3. Assess your own work to better understand where you performed well, where you struggled, and how your study and test-taking strategies impacted your performance.

Lesson Completion Time
30 minutes


  • Nicole Robin Lefton

    Nicole Lefton is an Assistant Professor at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where she is the Director of Academic Support and Bar Exam Preparation. Before joining Hofstra Law, Ms. Lefton was the Senior Director of Academics at Kaplan Bar Review. In addition, she taught Legal Writing and Lawyering Skills at Cardozo School of Law. Ms. Lefton graduated from Vassar College and received her J.D. from Cornell Law School. After graduating from Cornell, she joined the law firm of Rosenman & Colin as a real estate associate. She then joined Brownstone Publishers, a national legal newsletter publisher, where she began as an editor and eventually became editor-in-chief. Ms. Lefton is admitted to the New York State Bar.

    Director of Academic Support and Bar Exam Preparation
    Hofstra University School of Law
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