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He’s got new rules and counting: Gideon Peña’s lists advice for law students

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Not all aspiring lawyers are given a chance to pursue law school. But while being a law student is a privilege, sensitivity and strength of character are still the best tools to chase that “atty”.

Abogado and law instructor Gideon Peña shared some rules that students of law can live by in and outside their classrooms.

Here’s a list of the abogado’s rules:

Know that your enemy is not your professor nor your classmate.

Answer no more than what the question requires.

Never discourage your juniors.

Care for your schoolmates, be they friend or foe.

Treat all people (that includes janitors, security guards, university support staff) with humanity.

Never inflict physical or mental torture to anyone, including yourself; if you are tired, take a rest.

Do not be hostage of a past failure or a past success.

Respect all persons and property.

Share your resources: samplex, audio codals, compiled lecture notes.

Subject to the “crime-fraud exception”, do not tell your professors what your classmate has told you in confidence.

Know your “learning style” but never impose it on others.

Cooperation is still the key to survival!

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