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Dealing with FOMO and knowing when it’s alright to say no

October 8, 2019

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] FOMO Law Student Style I think, as law students, we can suffer from a unique form of FOMO(osa)… the fear of missing out (on school-related activities). Unlike in the past where our FOMO might have been about social events, now, at least for me it […]

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Knowing when to say yes (because you just never know)

December 10, 2019

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] A few weeks ago, I wrote about when to say no to opportunities. It focused on the fact that sometimes, as law students we feel like we have to do everything, and sometimes we need to say no. But sometimes, we need to say “yes,” […]

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How balance, sleep, down time and saying “no” can help you pass the bar exam

May 13, 2014

By Stephanie Chandler, Esq., BARBRI Manager of Legal Education It is important to embrace balance in every aspect of your life, especially when it comes to law school and the bar exam. You already know how important it is to stay focused and regimented in your studies. It is equally important to make sure you […]

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How many graded essays are included in BARBRI Bar Review?

March 26, 2021

By Steve Levin, BARBRI Sr. Director of Essay Testing When shopping and comparing bar prep courses, many students ask us “how many graded essays are included with BARBRI?” The short, sweet answer is that most BARBRI bar prep options include an unlimited number of graded essays. Now for the more complicated answer. I know that having […]

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Bar prep pointers now that I’ve officially taken the bar exam

October 19, 2020

By Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Graduate While I won’t be able to say whether I passed until a few months from now, I can definitely point out a few things that I truly believe will lead you in the direction of bar exam success. Do your absolute best to not only […]

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Taking the bar exam in another state? Strategies I used on my second bar exam

October 17, 2020

By Sam Farkas, BARBRI curriculum architect and instructor I took, and passed, my first bar exam in Florida several years ago. When I was considering taking the bar exam in another state (Georgia), I seriously questioned whether I was up for it. I felt this way even though, through my role at BARBRI, I help […]

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Chelsea Jasnoff

June 29, 2020

“New PA Attorney here, and I can honestly say that BARBRI is responsible for much of my success with passing the exam on the first try. The study materials contained endless amounts of practice so I never felt like I couldn’t strengthen those areas where I was weak. Also, the BARBRI staff is always available, […]

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Binge worthy TV shows that are not about the law

April 22, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] This post started out as a list of great books to binge instead of studying for exams, but then I remembered that we are all exhausted law students who probably need a break from all the reading. I am so glad to live in this golden age […]

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Knowing you belong: Thriving in law school with a disability

March 9, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Disability is complicated. Even the term is rife with implication, and in an environment that is driven by competition like law school is, the already complicated aspects of living with a disability have the potential to morph into shame and create or exacerbate toxic fear. For the […]

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Bar prep assigned essays: Don’t miss easy ways to pick up points

June 13, 2019

By Sara Valentine, Graduate of Capital University Law School Assigned essays for grading, anyone? How many weeks are we in now? What day is it? Should I wear a hoodie or shirt today? Tbh, I’m at the point where I don’t know what day it is, but I can rattle off the Criminal Law distinctions […]

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