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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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Money management once law school ends

March 3, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Law school is undeniably expensive. Covering the cost of tuition, books, rent, food, and social events hit hard, especially if you received limited scholarships and/or family assistance. It was easier in 1L and 2L to push money concerns somewhat to the side, but now as […]

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How to find a law school mentor and maintain the relationship

March 3, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] We have all heard how important it is to have a mentor in law school and within the legal field. It seems as though our first legal mentor is a designated student who helps guide us through our 1L and beyond by providing advice, being […]

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The law student Enneagram personality test

March 2, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] I love personality typing systems. Of course, none of them are completely accurate or wholly encapsulating, but I find them so fascinating as mechanisms for understanding myself and other people. The Enneagram is a personality typing system based on nine central fears/desires. Each type has a wing […]

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Engagements and law school: Do they mix?

February 25, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] My law school best friend just got engaged (woohoo) and it got me thinking about what it must be like to be engaged as a law student – seems like it would be stressful, no? Thankfully for us, engagements seem to have been a popular […]

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Spring cleaning – 2L edition

February 25, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] It’s hard to believe that spring break is almost here and along with it midterms, pressing journal or law review note due dates, externship deadlines that add to the pressure, and so much more. We have a lot on our plates, and spring break is […]

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Positive affirmations for first-year law students

February 25, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] When I first started law school, one of the things that surprised me the most was how pervasive negative self-talk is in the law student community. As my own insecurities and imposter syndrome grew, my self-talk grew more and more negative as well. The more negative my […]

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Time to check off any law school bucket list items

February 20, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Our time as law students is coming to an end and it’s making me strangely sentimental. Entering as a 1L I had no idea what to expect (I was first generation after all). For the past three years, I have not only learned what law […]

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Twenty questions to ask in a summer job interview

February 18, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] So you got the interview for your dream summer position. Congrats! I’m sure you have spent eons preparing your answers to questions your interviewer may ask, but don’t forget that asking your interviewer good questions not only demonstrates your initiative and preparedness, but gives you more insight […]

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LL.M. students: The benefits of early U.S. bar exam preparation

February 13, 2020

[ By Juliana Del Pesco, BARBRI International Legal Manager, Americas ] As an LL.M. student, one thing I wish I had done differently in my preparation for my U.S. bar exam is to have given myself more time. This is a common admission I have heard from other former LL.M. students as well. Time is such […]

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