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

April 2, 2022

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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After winter break: Getting back into the law student mindset

March 26, 2021

By Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Winter break is officially over Classes have begun, calendars are beginning to fill. My brain, however, has yet to register that it’s time to re-enter law student mode. Remember the days when teachers would waste the first days of class reviewing the syllabus? The fast-track nature […]

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

March 26, 2021

By Katie R. Day, Quinnipiac University School of Law 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 conferences, etc. You go […]

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How to tackle different law school exam types

March 26, 2021

Law school exams will vastly differ between subjects and professors, but the way you prepare is key. Here is an explanation of the different types and some tips to help you prepare. Closed book with open code book Essay 3-4 hours For this type of exam, you should still create an outline and be sure […]

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Books every law student should read for successful outcomes

March 8, 2021

By Kathryn Pope, 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 look. Thankfully, I was introduced […]

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Why law student business cards work and how to create yours

March 8, 2021

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law 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 […]

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The types of law school exams you may encounter during finals

March 8, 2021

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law 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 […]

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Internship takeaways from 1L summer

March 8, 2021

Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Every freshly minted 2L waltzes back on campus with a summer’s worth of work experience and a handful of stories to tell. So, let me share mine! I had the privilege of working at Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) as an Equal Justice America Fellow in the […]

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Law school note-taking part II

March 8, 2021

Mara Masters, Emory Law This week we are following that up with a rundown of my absolute favorite ever all-purpose app, Notion. Here’s how I have it set up: I start with a school dashboard that has my to-do list for the week along with a sub-page for each class and activity I am involved […]

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Five tips on how to thrive during 1L on-campus interviews (OCI)

February 19, 2021

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at the University of Arizona 1L OCI season is upon us. This may be the first time you are going to a professional interview. Even if you are a seasoned interview pro, the OCI interview process is different. While other job interviews might ask you to discuss your job history, qualifications, […]

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