1L

A recap of my top five best experiences of 1L year

May 7, 2018

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 1L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School I pressed the submit button on my final 1L exam just a few days ago! Unlike many of my peers, I elected to direct apply for a journal so while they’re stuck on campus for another week stressing about commas and footnotes, I’ve […]

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Where to begin in preparing for your first on-campus interviews

April 30, 2018

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 1L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Law school exams are winding down, suitcases are being packed, and all seems good within the life of a 1L. The end of the semester is an exciting time, not only are you finished with your brutal exams and one year closer to […]

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Happy hours to formal balls: Decoding law school attire

March 27, 2018

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 1L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Being a law student inadvertently means you will be attending a variety of events – everything from firm happy hours to formal balls. Unfortunately for our budgets each event carries with it a different dress code, meaning a trip to the mall may […]

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After an event or interview, how do you follow up?

March 21, 2018

GUEST BLOG Katie R. Day, Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D. Candidate 2018 Around this time of year, I see the same question popping up on law school message boards and in law student’s conversations. “How do I follow up?” The question applies to so many scenarios: job and internship interviews, networking events, bar association […]

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Start-up essentials for law school: Your 1L shopping guide

March 5, 2018

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 1L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School So, you decided to become a law student … now, what do you need to buy in order to fit the mold? While there, of course, is variety amongst us law students, some items seem to be a common amid the masses. With […]

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Interview season: How to make a great first impression

February 14, 2018

GUEST BLOG Katie R. Day, Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D. Candidate 2018 It’s that time of year again: interview season! Whether you’re a 1L or 2L applying for an internship or a 3L looking for a post-graduation job, you’ll definitely be doing some interviews in the coming weeks and months. The interview is such […]

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Five things successful attorneys did not learn in law school

February 11, 2018

By Sam Farkas, Esq., BARBRI Product Development Manager 1) BECOME AN EFFICIENT PROBLEM SOLVER Law school may have taught you the framework and skills to solve legal problems, but it did not teach you how to solve them efficiently. Successful attorneys are acquainted with two basic principles: The Pareto Principle that states 80 percent of […]

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Five tips for making the most of internships

January 31, 2018

GUEST BLOG Katie R. Day, Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D. Candidate 2018 I’ve loved a lot of the experiences I’ve had in law school from interesting electives to engaging club events. However, my favorite experience has been my internships. I was fortunate enough to be able to do a handful of placements throughout my […]

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Reflecting on the “exhausting, brutal” 1L exams experience

January 8, 2018

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 1L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Today I’ll be talking about the most dreaded 1L topic …. exams! Being early January I can officially say I’ve survived my first semester exams, so there’s that. Now while I anxiously await grade disbursement in late January I have the time to […]

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3L advice: Making an effective outline

November 30, 2017

GUEST BLOG Katie R. Day, Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D. Candidate 2018 Today is my last day of classes! While I no longer have to sit in class, I can’t totally put the semester behind me yet. The next week is going to be full of outlining for all of my law school final […]

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