Crushing Finals Mastermind - November 16-24, 2020 - 7-8pm EST

LIVE 1-Hour Weekday Evening Sessions | Session Replays On Demand

About the Mastermind

The most critical period in the first semester of law school is the point beginning with Thanksgiving, continuing through the study period following the last day of class, through the end of exams. What you do and how you choose to study during this time could make a major difference in your grades.

In the Crushing Finals Mastermind, I help you devise the most effective use of your time during this crucial study period and teach you specific strategies for tackling the different types of law school exam questions. I’ll kick things off with a FREE preview the week before.

All sessions are streamed LIVE on Facebook at 7pm EST, but you don’t have to be present: the session replays will be available shortly after each live session ends, for on-demand viewing through the end of finals.

 

Program Schedule



CRAFTING YOUR FINALS PLAN OF ATTACK

In Session 1 , I will walk you through customizing your personal study schedule for the period between Thanksgiving all the way through final exams, including which materials you should be using to study and the most effective way to use them.

ATTACKING MULTIPLE CHOICE & SHORT ANSWER — PART 1

In Session 2, I will train you on how to approach, evaluate and answer law school multiple choice and short answer exam questions. These questions are deceptively tricky for students who are used to the undergraduate versions of these question types.

ATTACKING MULTIPLE CHOICE & SHORT ANSWER — PART 2 

Session 3 will build on the skills you learned in Session 2 and give you an opportunity to work through practice multiple choice and short answer questions, with a guided discussion of the answers and what makes them correct or incorrect.

ATTACKING THE ESSAY QUESTION — PART 1

Session 4 is the first of four sessions covering essay exam strategy. In these four sessions, I will teach you a systematic approach to answering essay exam questions, walk you through practicing the exam approach, and facilitate a timed practice essay question.

ATTACKING THE ESSAY QUESTION — PART 2

Session 5 is the second of four sessions covering essay exam strategy. In these four sessions, I will teach you a systematic approach to answering essay exam questions, walk you through practicing the exam approach, and facilitate a timed practice essay question.

ATTACKING THE ESSAY QUESTION — PART 3

Session 6 is the third of four sessions covering essay exam strategy. In these four sessions, I will teach you a systematic approach to answering essay exam questions, walk you through practicing the exam approach, and facilitate a timed practice essay question.

ATTACKING THE ESSAY QUESTION — PART 4

Session 7 is the last of four sessions covering essay exam strategy. In these four sessions, I will teach you a systematic approach to answering essay exam questions, walk you through practicing the exam approach, and facilitate a timed practice essay question.

*NOTE: This session will be 1 hour and 15 minutes.

BONUS: ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT

From Wednesday, 11/25 through Friday, 12/18, it’s all about accountability and support as you go through the study period leading into finals, including:

  • Optional check-ins to stay motivated
  • Co-Working study sessions on Zoom
  • Q&A if you run into problems or need to adjust your finals study schedule
  • Session Replays continue to be available in case you couldn’t make it to one of the finals attack sessions

Come and go as it suits your schedule throughout the entire period between Thanksgiving and finals.

Meet the Coach

Kristin DiBiase

Kristin DiBiase

Founder, Your Law School Coach

I’ve been empowering students in higher education for over 15 years. While earning my J.D. with a concentration in Alternative Dispute Resolution at Valparaiso University, I led the law school student body as president of the Student Bar Association and vice president of the Black Law Students Association.

After passing the bar, I worked in academic and membership affairs for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for more than a decade, analyzing student academic progress, developing learning strategies and educational programming, and advocating for students with ADHD and learning disabilities. My love of working with students led me to join the Indiana University McKinney School of Law as the program’s Associate Director of Academic and Bar Success.*

After synthesizing my expertise from those experiences, I founded Your Law School Coach, an academic consulting service where I use my insider knowledge to help law students bypass the common mistakes that even smart and high-achieving students will still make, so they can supercharge their law school performance without wasting time on methods that don’t work. To support your quest for excellence, I combine learning science and academic coaching to lead you to classroom and bar exam success.

As part of my mission and values, I want to help level the academic playing field for students of color, first-generation law students, and students with ADHD in their pursuit of the legal profession. To that end, I am a professional member of the American Bar Association (ABA), Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE), ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), and Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD). I also specialize in professional coaching for attorneys with ADHD and executive function disorders.

Outside of my work with students, I’m a classically trained singer, an avid moviegoer and a major Disney fan. My husband and I are the proud pet parents of a normal-size cat and a gigantic dog.

FREE Preview Nov. 10 & 11

For bonus information to help you as you head into the final exam study period and to give you a feel for how the mastermind will work, be sure to join me for the FREE Crushing Finals Mastermind PREVIEW, taking place LIVE on Facebook in my private group, The S-Choir, November 10 & 11, 2020 from 7-8pm EST daily. Make sure to answer all of the questions to join the group. 

Can’t make the preview sessions? Don’t worry–replays will be available in The S-Choir shortly after the live sessions end, through November 15. 

Early Bird Pricing - $350

From November 10-13 (Tues-Fri), early-bird registrants for the Mastermind pay only $350. Beginning November 14 (Sat) through the end of finals, the price increases to $400, so act now to secure your seat at the lowest price.

Registration

Registration opens for the Crushing Finals Mastermind at 7pm EST on November 11. Complete the contact form below if you’d like to be reminded when registration begins.

Note to upperclassmen: while these sessions can be beneficial for 2/3/4L students, please note that the subject matter we will be using is from 1L doctrinal courses. 

This mastermind is generally not recommended for pre-law students.

Registration - NOW OPEN!

Registration for the Crushing Finals Mastermind is now open!

Please begin step 1 of the registration process by completing the form  below. After submission, you will be taken to checkout. Make sure to note your order confirmation number; you will need it to access the Mastermind Facebook group.

Note to upperclassmen: while these sessions can be beneficial for 2/3/4L students, please note that the subject matter we will be using is from 1L doctrinal courses.

This mastermind is generally not recommended for pre-law students.

Law School Launchpad Workshop - FREE

LIVE on Zoom | August 10-13, 2020 (Monday-Thursday) | 12-1pm EST Daily
Replays Posted at 8pm EST Each Day

All registrants are entered in a drawing to win a free academic consult with Your Law School Coach.
The winner will be announced LIVE during the Thursday worskshop session. You must be present to win!

LIVE Session Schedule

LAW SCHOOL: A WHOLE NEW WORLD

In Session 1 , you will learn about how and why law school is different than undergrad, the materials I recommend for your success, and other key information that you need to know right off the bat. This section is critical, because I address a few things that many first-year students do wrong right from the start.
ORIENTING YOURSELF TO THE LAW

In Session 2, you will become familiar with the law: where it comes from, common terms, and the structure of law school itself. This starts you off with a strong foundation for understanding the legal process and will make things a lot easier as you start reading cases.
INTRO TO LAW SCHOOL LEARNING

Session 3 introduces you to law school learning. We’ll cover the mental aspects of learning, discover your learning preferences, and move into some introductory exercises that start you down the path of thinking and writing like a lawyer.
HOW TO STUDY IN LAW SCHOOL

Session 4 gets into the good stuff–learning science and how to study. This session is CRITICAL and helps you study the right way by exposing the strategies that don’t work, showing you the ones that do, and helping you deal with obstacles like stress and procrastination.

Meet the Coach

Kristin DiBiase

Kristin DiBiase

Founder, Your Law School Coach

I’ve been empowering students in higher education for over 15 years. While earning my J.D. with a concentration in Alternative Dispute Resolution at Valparaiso University, I led the law school student body as president of the Student Bar Association and vice president of the Black Law Students Association.

After passing the bar, I worked in academic and membership affairs for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for more than a decade, analyzing student academic progress, developing learning strategies and educational programming, and advocating for students with ADHD and learning disabilities. My love of working with students led me to join the Indiana University McKinney School of Law as the program’s Associate Director of Academic and Bar Success.*

After synthesizing my expertise from those experiences, I founded Your Law School Coach, an academic consulting service where I use my insider knowledge to help law students bypass the common mistakes that even smart and high-achieving students will still make, so they can supercharge their law school performance without wasting time on methods that don’t work. To support your quest for excellence, I combine learning science and academic coaching to lead you to classroom and bar exam success.

As part of my mission and values, I want to help level the academic playing field for students of color, first-generation law students, and students with ADHD in their pursuit of the legal profession. To that end, I am a professional member of the American Bar Association (ABA), Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE), ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), and Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD). I also specialize in professional coaching for attorneys with ADHD and executive function disorders.

Outside of my work with students, I’m a classically trained singer, an avid moviegoer and a major Disney fan. My husband and I are the proud pet parents of a normal-size cat and a gigantic dog.

Registration

Registration is now closed, but you can still get access to this great information during the week of the workshop by joining the S-Choir, the Your Law School Coach law school learning community on Facebook.

Make sure you answer the three registration questions in order to assure your approval to join the group! The workshop content will come down no later than August 18.

COPYRIGHT © 2020 YOUR LAW SCHOOL COACH | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  •  PRIVACY POLICY  •  TERMS & CONDITIONS