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Bar prep and how I would have done law school differently

September 2, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 2020 Law Graduate at the University of Pennsylvania ] As part of prematriculation, even as early as 2L year, my “very early” bar prep strategy was to take all bar exam related subjects. I even had the lofty goal of beginning my bar study during 2L summer … oh, how naive was […]

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The power of making flexible “new semester intentions”

September 2, 2020

[ Bree A. Vculek, 2L at George Washington University ] Starting the semester feels like the start of a “New Year” for me. An exciting blank slate of opportunity awaits. But instead of New Year’s resolutions, I like to make new semester intentions. I have found that setting intentions brings a feeling of excitement and […]

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The many advantages of getting to know your professors better

August 28, 2020

This may sound a bit crazy to you at first, yet it’s actually a good idea: Make an effort to know your law school professors outside of class time. You may be thinking, “Really? I just got raked across the coals for half of today’s discussion, over a footnote in Hadley v. Baxendale, and you […]

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Get in the game with these serious networking tips

August 1, 2020

Right out the gate, as a 1L student (and pretty much any year thereafter in law school), you want to know about getting a job, which inherently deals with networking. In law school, it’s more of a game where the only ways to move forward a space are to (a) rank higher than your opponents […]

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Get a law-school friendly hobby, my fellow law students

May 11, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] One of the silver linings of quarantine has been seeing my fellow law students going back to their old hobbies and investing again in leisure. With the hectic schedule of 1L, preserving time to relax and participate in activities that bring joy can be difficult and seem […]

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Reflecting back on law school: both the good and the bad

May 6, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] My time as the BARBRI Life of a 3L blogger has come to an end, as has my time as a law student – but don’t worry, you can continue to follow my adventures as the BARBRI bar prep blogger. As I prepare to virtually […]

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What you need and don’t need as a 1L (from a 2L who knows)

May 6, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] I am just a week away from finishing up my 2L, and the time has flown by incredibly fast. I see on Facebook and LinkedIn that people are proudly announcing their seat deposits and forging ahead with their dream of law school even in this […]

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My top five remote summer internship home survival tools

May 6, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Well folks, I hope the end of the semester is treating you well. I finally limped through the last of my exams and now have a few days to recoup after the heavy emotional toll that limping to the end took. As we all continue to adjust […]

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Looking back on my law school highlights over three years

April 28, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Today, I attended my last law school class, and it finally hit me: after next week, I will no longer be a law student. The realization is bittersweet: I’m ready to be finished with law school, I’m ready to start the next chapter of my […]

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Movie marathon anyone? Watch these based on your classes

April 28, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] I think the answer to this question 100% depends on where you are in the semester. If you’re like me and finals are still two weeks away, a movie might be a welcome distraction. If you are in the middle of finals… maybe not so […]

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