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How to brief a case in U.S. law school

January 4, 2021

Learning how to brief a case is a necessary part of studying U.S. law. You will undoubtedly hear the term regularly during your time in law school. Quite simply, a case brief is a set of notes you take on each assigned case to ensure you are paying attention to what’s important. Your case brief […]

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Seven insights about the judicial internship application process

December 8, 2020

[ Kathryn Pope, 2023 Law Graduate at the University of Florida Levin College of Law ] A judicial internship offers law students an opportunity to work in a judge’s chambers, performing duties such as researching various laws and writing legal memoranda. Judicial internships are one of the most coveted summer positions because they allow students the […]

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The types of law school exams you may encounter during finals

December 8, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 3L at the University of Arizona ] Law school exams are once again upon us. Because I am a glutton for punishment, I decided to take 18 credits this semester, which means I have six different final exams. Yay … To top it off, they are all different types of final law […]

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Tips for taking law school finals online or in-class

November 17, 2020

[ BARBRI President Mike Sims ] As you likely already know, the grades you receive on your law school finals, particularly in your first year, are critical. Additionally, you may be facing your law school finals as online exams. Here are some tips to help you ace your law school finals, whether they are administered […]

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Why law student business cards work and how to create yours

November 9, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 3L at the University of Arizona ] One of the best things I did to help me network well during law school was to get law student business cards for myself. It was perfect for OCI (On Campus Interviews), attending networking events and distributing at conferences. It was ideal because it made […]

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What else you can do to prepare for law school final exams

November 5, 2020

You have your outlines complete and you’re ready to start studying for law school final exams. You’re trying to memorize the rules of law and apply them, but what else should you be doing? Here are a few extra finals prep tips: Schedule and track your study hours Hold yourself accountable by scheduling your study […]

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Day in the life of a law student

November 5, 2020

[ Kathryn Pope, 2023 Law Graduate at the University of Florida Levin College of Law ] I want to preface my day in the life of a law student with a piece of advice that many people will tell you – law school is a marathon, not a sprint. Your very first semester of law school […]

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The essential role of law school supplements, from 1L to 3L

October 19, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 3L at the University of Arizona ] I am sure most of you, like me, feel that this semester is challenging for all of us. At my school, we are still 100% online and may return to school in a week or two but, even then, we are split into different teams […]

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A glimpse of what it’s like to pursue a part time law degree

October 19, 2020

[ Bree A. Vculek, 2L at George Washington University ] Welcome to a day in the life of a law student – a part-time law student. I am often asked, “how do you do it all?” and “what does a day in your life look like?” I’m here to clarify that I definitely don’t “do it […]

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Books every law student should read for successful outcomes

October 19, 2020

[ Kathryn Pope, 2023 Law Graduate at the University of Florida Levin College of Law ] While the amount of information accessible about law school is beneficial, it can also lead to information overload. When I searched for materials to get myself ready for the “law school mindset,” I did not know where to begin to […]

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