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Ideas for passing time while self-isolating

March 25, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] The world seems to be falling to pieces around us: our campuses are shut, classes are online, we’re being told to self-isolate and quarantine where possible, and to practice social distancing when engaging with the public. Now, as a law student, there have been times […]

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Tips to successfully work from home

March 24, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] Each week, I write these blogs about a week before they are published and sometimes, things do not change at all, however, as we all know life is changing drastically day-to-day. Last week I wrote about how many of us were going to be attending […]

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Keeping the “social” in social distancing

March 24, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] As you are likely settling into online classes, you may be wondering how to manage your new work-from-home life. In addition to figuring out how to succeed in online courses, it’s important to make sure you are protecting yourself from isolation and loneliness as well. There is […]

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Favorite pro-student apps when social distancing

March 16, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] I love it when companies are pro-student, especially during this time. Like Notion giving free access to students with a .edu email, and Headspace offering their entire library for $9.99 a year! Here are my favorite pro-student apps that are helping me get through the Spring Semester […]

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How to thrive in an online learning environment

March 16, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] It appears that my school will have online classes for the next two weeks, maybe longer. Like many of you, I’ve taken a few online law school classes.  I’ve also taught online courses for several years, so I have experience on both sides of various […]

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Ten tips for a truly self-care spring break experience

March 10, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] Spring break has finally arrived, and while most of my law school friends are going off on fun adventures, I decided that I needed to stay home, as I knew I could benefit from 100% downtime. This semester has been a new challenge. Not only […]

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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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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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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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