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#The2Llife: The Secret is Networking

October 21, 2014

GUEST BLOG Harrison Thorne, 2L at UCLA School of Law I had the pleasure of attending Law Preview—a law school “jump start program—as both a student and a student facilitator. I learned a lot, and I think it truly helped me do well my first year. One of the best things I learned from Law […]

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#The1Llife: Internships and Summer Positions

October 20, 2014

GUEST BLOG By Lauren Rose, 1L at the University of Detroit Mercy Now that the crazy midterm studying madness is over, I was able to attend a few events hosted by my law school. One of these events was hosted by the law school’s career services department. Even though the leaves are changing and the […]

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#The2Llife: Transferring Schools Truths

September 30, 2014

GUEST BLOG By Harrison Thorne, 2L at UCLA School of Law TRANSFER UPDATE Now that school has been in session for a bit over a month, I felt now would be a good time to talk about my experiences so far as a transfer student. I will do so by talking about my fears going […]

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#The1Llife: Legal Writing Meltdown

September 29, 2014

GUEST BLOG By Lauren Rose, 1L at the University of Detroit Mercy Well, it finally happened. I have officially been shot down by a professor. No, not literally, but definitely figuratively. My first critique of a memo by my professor was honestly one of the most nerve wracking things I have ever experienced. Coming straight […]

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5 things to start doing now to prepare for your 1L final exams

September 23, 2014

By Mike Sims, BARBRI President You’ve figured it out already. Most, if not all, of your first-year grades will depend on your performance on your final exams. And, most if not all, of your finals will consist of essay questions….but law school essay questions are different than what you’ve previously experienced. It’s not about how […]

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#The1Llife: Explaining Law School

September 22, 2014

GUEST BLOG By Lauren Rose, 1L at the University of Detroit Mercy Think about the most difficult thing you’ve ever had to explain to someone. Now think about trying to explain law school to your friends and family. Over the past month, countless family members and friends have asked me questions along the line of: […]

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#The2Llife: Missing the Forest for the Trees

September 16, 2014

GUEST BLOG By Harrison Thorne 2L at UCLA School of Law Law school is very hard. There is more reading than you think possible, and nobody gives you concrete feedback. During my first year, it was fairly common for me to oscillate between feeling that I had everything under control and freaking out. Ask my […]

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#The2Llife: Smarter vs. Harder

September 9, 2014

GUEST BLOG By Harrison Thorne 2L at UCLA School of Law Smarter vs. Harder, Efficiency, and Having a Life. During my first year—especially my first semester—I thought working around the clock was a prerequisite to doing well in law school. Of course there are cycles. Sometimes you’re working to make a deadline, or sometimes you […]

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#The2Llife: Week One in the Books

September 5, 2014

GUEST BLOG By Harrison Thorne, 2L at UCLA School of Law Week one in the books. Literally. I spent the whole summer eagerly awaiting my return to law school.  I like law school – you meet interesting people, talk about interesting things and learn a lot. But then I remembered that the grass is always […]

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#The2LLife: My OCI experience as a transfer student

August 28, 2014

GUEST BLOG By Harrison Thorne, 2L at UCLA School of Law On Campus Interview (“OCI”) week is unlike anything I have ever done. It starts with a long bidding process, where you pick which firms you want to apply to based on where you want to work and their threshold requirements. Once you bid, the […]

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