3L

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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Money management once law school ends

March 3, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Law school is undeniably expensive. Covering the cost of tuition, books, rent, food, and social events hit hard, especially if you received limited scholarships and/or family assistance. It was easier in 1L and 2L to push money concerns somewhat to the side, but now as […]

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How to find a law school mentor and maintain the relationship

March 3, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] We have all heard how important it is to have a mentor in law school and within the legal field. It seems as though our first legal mentor is a designated student who helps guide us through our 1L and beyond by providing advice, being […]

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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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Time to check off any law school bucket list items

February 20, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Our time as law students is coming to an end and it’s making me strangely sentimental. Entering as a 1L I had no idea what to expect (I was first generation after all). For the past three years, I have not only learned what law […]

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Top 10 emotional breakdown scenarios by 3L students

February 11, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] In 1L, our universities, professors, and mentors took us by the hand and gently led us through what it meant to be a law student. In 2L they pushed us out of the nest and told us to fly – and we tried! Now as […]

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Asking for help and who to turn to when you need it

February 11, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] It so easy to want to ask for help but can be difficult to actually do so. In law school, there’s many things that are new, different and challenging. All the legal terminology and nuances. How to develop your own best system for taking notes […]

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Three ways to set yourself up for a productive week

February 10, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] I try to not do any school work on Sundays. After six days of classes and reading and extracurriculars, by Sunday I am usually brain dead, surrounded by a pile of laundry, and in desperate need of a break. Judith Shulevitz, a writer and editor, wrote an […]

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