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Next steps after receiving less than stellar 1L grades

January 5, 2022

With your first semester grades in hand, you may be feeling anywhere from on top of the world to on the verge of tears. The hard work you put in combined with the agonizing wait to receive your grades only to be met with disappointment doesn’t feel good. If you were excited about your grades […]

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New Year’s resolutions to jump-start the new semester

January 2, 2022

It’s a new year and a new semester. Time to assess your old habits and make resolutions where needed. Are there things you should have been doing, or doing with more consistency, last semester? The new year provides a great opportunity to implement habits that will help you be a well-rounded law school student. Here […]

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Five self-care tips for exam time

November 4, 2021

Not that you need a reminder, but finals are right around the corner. It is a stressful time for all law students. Whether you’re a 1L preparing for your first 3+ hour final exam or you’re a seasoned 3L waiting to conquer your last fall semester, finals can be grueling. Remember to take a few […]

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Three easy steps for creating a “shell outline” in your 1L year

October 29, 2021

As a 1L student, one of the first things you’ll often hear about is outlining. There are many tactics and carving out the time to create your outlines can vary greatly. Whether you’re the type of student who prefers to outline each week or would rather dedicate a chunk of time closer to midterms or […]

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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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Law school networking tips to build your legal connections

July 18, 2021

Networking doesn’t have to be scary or overwhelming. In fact, in many cases it can be as simple as sending an email, talking with a professor or speaking to a professional after they have spoken at your school. As you go through law school, you’ll encounter numerous opportunities to network. Whether these are traditional networking […]

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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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