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The idea of taking a break: Should you stay, defer or restart?

April 14, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] This past week I had the amazing opportunity to virtually connect with my fellow BARBRI bloggers – we spent time getting to know one another, and talking about our individual law school experiences. The paths that we each took to get to law school, and […]

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Four “shocking yet useful” things you may not know about Zoom

April 4, 2020

Guest blogger: Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania Zoom has officially taken over our classrooms, and 98% of our social interactions. To anyone who purchased stock in Zoom pre-COVID-19,  I applaud you. By now, you likely have a pretty decent understanding of how Zoom works and the basic do’s and don’ts  — i.e. […]

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Virtual tips and shortcuts when using Zoom and Citrix

April 3, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] We are all starting to settle into what is the new norm with our online classes, and remote workplaces. Depending on how you learn, these classes can either be horrible or a blessing. For me, I like the ability to go back and review classes […]

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Maintaining your law school community from afar

March 31, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] Wow… so now we are all online, some of you were required to leave campus dorms, many law school buildings are locked, and while others can remain open, for the most part, we are scattered across different time zones and even the world. I think […]

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Remote volunteer opportunities for law students

March 30, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Hopefully,  you are all doing well, and this post finds you healthy and staying at home. If you’re getting used to the new world of law school and you find yourself with a little less pressure, here is a list of organizations that have remote volunteer opportunities […]

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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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International law students: U.S. employment and state bar exam considerations

March 16, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] When I decided to attend an American law school I knew I would most likely be sitting for a US bar exam and accepting an employment offer in the states – it was simply a necessity if I wanted to be able to pay off […]

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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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