106: Go to Office Hours and Make it Worth Your Time

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today, we're talking about going to law professors' office hours and getting something out of it. Lots of law students say they're going to go to office hours regularly, but few actually do. Developing good relationships with your professors will not only have a positive effect on your law school success, but may prove to be valuable for years to follow. So tune in, and learn to love office hours! In this episode, we discuss: Why some students are hesitant to go to office hours Reasons why going to office hours is beneficial Ways to make office hours less intimidating and more useful How office hours in law school differs from undergrad Things you might talk about when you visit your professors Questions to avoid asking Other ways to interact with your professors if you are unable to make it to the scheduled office hours Don’t forget about your TAs! Resources: How to Get to Know Your Professors in Law School (http://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/05/how-to-get-to-know-your-professors-in-law-school/) Office Hours – Should You Go? (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/office-hours-go/) Tips for Making the Most of Your Professor’s Office Hours (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/making-most-of-professors-office-hours/) Video Quick Tip: Office Hours (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/video-quick-tip-office-hours/) Avoiding Office Hours? Go, and Get Something Out of It (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/avoiding-office-hours-go-and-get-something-out-of-it/) Video Quick Tip: Finding Mentors and Sponsors (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/video-quick-tip-finding-mentors-and-sponsors/) Networking Strategies for a New World (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/networking-strategies/) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript  (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Episode-106-Making-Productive-Use-of-Office-Hours.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes  (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) (or your listening platform of choice). And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee

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