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Eight smart hacks for your Civil Procedure outline

August 2, 2021

Hack #1: Talk to your professor This will be your greatest asset throughout the semester, especially when preparing your Civil Procedure outline and other course outlines for final exams. With each class, you are learning how to take your professor’s specific exam. While there is a level of uniformity among law schools across the country, […]

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The many advantages of getting to know your professors better

July 28, 2021

This may sound a bit crazy to you at first, yet it’s actually a good idea: Make an effort to know your law school professors outside of class time. You may be thinking, “Really? I just got raked across the coals for half of today’s discussion, over a footnote in Hadley v. Baxendale, and you […]

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Reviewing your law school exams and learning from them

May 24, 2021

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona Congratulations on surviving another semester of law school. No matter how you did, reviewing your exam is a great idea. It is especially important to review your exam if you did not perform well or get the grade you thought you were going to. This is especially critical for […]

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BARBRI 1L Mastery hacks for final exam success

April 26, 2021

As a 1L, you are no doubt feeling the pressure as final exams loom near. Most first-year students have already enrolled and have access to BARBRI 1L Mastery (if you haven’t, you can do so now). It’s a rich law school study supplement, so let’s break down the “Top 5 Hacks” – in other words, […]

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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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Advice from 3Ls on how to prepare for your 2L summer

March 26, 2021

By Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School So you’ve landed a summer job, but you don’t start until May, so what do you do to fill the time? Obviously, you want to come in prepared, make a good impression, convince them you’re worth a full-time job offer. How do you differentiate yourself from […]

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A summer associate wardrobe on a law student budget

March 26, 2021

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law Like most of you, I worked for free this summer, and like the rest of you have been living off of my student loans for the most. Money is tight, and I think that is just a simple fact for most of us. […]

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

March 26, 2021

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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1L tips for tackling different law school exam types

March 26, 2021

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law I just took my 6th law school exam and my second one for this semester, and so far all of them have been slightly different. Here is an explanation of the different types and some tips to help you prepare. Closed book with open […]

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