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Three questions: Course correct or stay the course as a 1L student

January 22, 2019

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at the University of Arizona Welcome back to the second semester! Congratulations, we are 1/6thof the way to graduation! The first week of the Spring semester is the perfect time to reevaluate last semester and make changes as needed. Many of you do not have your grades yet, but here is […]

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Reading week, final exams and the job search, oh my!

December 4, 2018

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at the University of Arizona Job search during finals, are you kidding me? Though Reading Week has arrived, and I am frantically trying to reassure myself that I am prepared and ready to take practice exams, and my actual exams in less than a week. If you are like me, your […]

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Twelve things family and friends need to know about law school

November 28, 2018

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Everyone knows law school is stressful. But for a law student, it can be difficult to describe how the strains of law school impact your ability to connect with their non-law school friends and family. Often times we suppress our frustrations because we […]

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How to adopt more eco-friendly habits on a law student budget

November 20, 2018

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Many of us flocked to law school with the notion that we would someday change the world. And though the enormous amount of law school debt incurred may have convinced the majority of us to trade in our hero hats for a seat […]

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Five “be at your best” exam tips

November 20, 2018

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at the University of Arizona Not that you need a reminder, but finals are right around the corner. It is a stressful time for all law students, especially us 1Ls because even if we had midterms, we don’t truly know what it feels like to take a 3+ hour exam final. […]

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BARBRI 1L Mastery hacks for final exam success

November 15, 2018

By Sam Farkas,  BARBRI Curriculum Architect and Instructor As a 1L, you are no doubt feeling the pressure as your first semester final exams loom near. Most first-year students have already signed up for the BARBRI 1L Mastery package (if you haven’t, you can do so now). It’s a rich study supplement, so let’s break […]

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Law student Thanksgiving ideas

November 13, 2018

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School The beginning of the holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving is only a week away. Do you have plans? What are some Thanksgiving ideas for law students? While 1L’s are encouraged to spend Thanksgiving outlining, creating stacks of flashcards, and pre-reading for courses […]

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Finding just the right study music preference for you

November 13, 2018

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L atUniversity of Arizona Do you have favorite music to study by? Before law school, I usually preferred to study in silence. However, this all changed when one of my study group friends introduced me to a YouTube livestream that always has great music and made it less awkward that the […]

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The great final exams motivator

November 13, 2018

GUEST BLOG Harrison Thorne, Esq. UCLA School of Law, Class of 2016 Associate Attorney at Vedder Price I usually became a nervous wreck around finals. My nerves were a mix of fearing the final exam and comparing myself to others. Fearing a test is good. Healthy fear will motivate. However, what is not good is […]

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BARBRI student reaction to passing the bar inspires millions

November 12, 2018

Congratulations to BARBRI student and student rep, Arielle Williams, for passing her bar exam! Watch the video that has inspired millions here. Here’s what Arielle had to say about her bar exam preparation: “There was a lot of talk around my law school, when I was a 1L, regarding BARBRI and all that the program […]

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