U.S. law school tips

How to use BARBRI 1L Mastery to conquer the day-to-day

October 26, 2023

If you’re in the thick of 1L year and wondering how you’re going to make it, rest assured, you can do this. The first year of law school is many things, from challenging to exciting to incredibly frustrating at times. The way to conquer your day-to-day routine as you navigate classes and uncover the black […]

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Four ways to brief cases even faster

October 11, 2023

As you may have already discovered, your speed-reading abilities may not carry over as much as you would like in law school. You must now carefully and critically analyze, question and reason every paragraph, sentence and word. Here’s how to get the most out of your preparation for class and your reading of assigned cases. […]

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How I would have done law school and bar prep differently

October 5, 2023

By Makenzie Way, a former BARBRI student and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. She currently serves as a labor and employment associate with WilmerHale in Boston. Even as early as 2L year, my bar prep strategy was to take all bar exam related subjects sooner rather than later in law school. I even […]

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A law school success story: How BARBRI 1L Mastery paved the way

September 22, 2023

By Aaron Feld, University of Illinois College of Law Aaron Feld went from working as a summer associate with a Chicago-based law firm to working full-time in the firm’s Corporate Law area after graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign. Here’s why he credits BARBRI 1L Mastery with helping him be […]

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Stay ahead of the game with your 3L law school checklist from BARBRI

September 14, 2023

It may be easy to think of law school graduation and the bar exam as some far-off ideas, but it’s once again time to map out a plan. Because May of next year will be here before you know it. Having a plan in place will help you hit all the upcoming deadlines in your […]

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Survival tips for the different types of 2L final exams

March 7, 2023

You’ve been here before, facing final exam season. Although there are similarities in how you will go about preparing for 2L final exams and the preparation process from 1L year, there are also some differences. The exam curve may be less harsh this year, but you’ll still want to do your best and finish 2L […]

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Picking your 2L law school classes

March 4, 2023

You’re about to move past 1L year and the rigors of mandatory classes. Freedom! Now, it’s time to make your own schedule, but where do you begin? The coming 2L year may feel rather liberating, but it can also be a little overwhelming if you don’t have a plan. We’ve got a few tips to […]

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Advice from 3Ls on how to prepare for your 2L summer

March 2, 2023

So, you’ve already landed a summer job. Well done! When the job begins, you’ll want to show up prepared, make a lasting impression and secure a full-time job offer. But what can you do now to differentiate yourself from the rest of your summer associates? We’ve rounded up some quick tips from 3Ls on how […]

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How to prepare for your first graded oral argument

February 3, 2023

First, come research projects, then memos, and finally you’ll reach the oral argument stage of your law school career. For most, this is a stressful time. It is especially so for those who get anxious about speaking in front of others. Even if you have a lot of public speaking experience, it’s not uncommon to […]

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Decoding law school attire and dressing like a lawyer

January 10, 2023

Law school is all about teaching students how to think like lawyers. In some ways, it’s also about teaching students how to look like lawyers for a variety of situations.   Being a law student inadvertently means you will be attending various events, from firm happy hours and conferences to interviews and formal balls. Depending […]

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