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

February 26, 2019

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania 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 […]

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The art of networking like a pro, law school style

February 26, 2019

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at the University of Arizona The legal community is much smaller than any of us realize and who you know can help build your reputation and reveal future opportunities.  But how do you make these connections and create new relationships? Networking of course. Networking does not have to be scary or […]

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Your favorite 1L course: Spring break destination inspiration

February 18, 2019

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at the University of Arizona As we submit our memo drafts, attend OCI interviews and try to stay afloat with our extra classes, it is easy to forget that Spring Break is just around the corner. Look no further than your favorite 1L class for travel inspiration. Pick your favorite 1L […]

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

February 12, 2019

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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Three steps to help prioritize sleep for higher quality work

February 10, 2019

GUEST BLOG Harrison Thorne, Graduate of UCLA Law As a 1L, I really prioritized sleep. I’d get in bed at a certain time, no matter what. As a 2L, I did not prioritize sleep. I got distracted doing various things, and before I realized, I would only catch five to six hours, tops. Comparing my […]

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4 ways to brief cases even faster

February 5, 2019

As you may have already discovered, your speed-reading abilities won’t help you as much as you think in law school. As you spend hours each night preparing for class, you need to know how to read – really read – the assigned cases. You must now carefully and critically analyze, question and reason every paragraph, […]

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New Year’s resolution ideas just for law students

February 5, 2019

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School  It may be February but it’s never too late to make New Year’s Resolutions! While money management, clean eating, and gym memberships are common resolutions amongst the masses, I’m more concerned about resolutions specific to the law student. 1. Adhere to the Professional […]

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Three steps for creating a “shell” outline as-you-go

February 5, 2019

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at the University of Arizona One of the major things I decided to implement much earlier this semester was outlining earlier and reviewing it frequently. I struggled with this last semester and by midterms I discovered what I should have done! The answer for me was creating a “shell” outline. Though, […]

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The importance of cover letters on your 1L job search

January 25, 2019

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at the University of Arizona If your school is anything like mine, while we are barely into the second semester, deadlines for job postings for the Spring OCI period for 1Ls are quickly closing. If you did not take my advice from my last blog of the Fall semester, you might […]

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After winter break: Getting back into the law student mindset

January 22, 2019

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania 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? […]

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