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Midterm exam study prep tips

October 17, 2018

Guest Blog by Courtney Boykin 3L at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Law school midterms are upon and while they’re just miniature exams and rarely count as much as final exams, they’re still very important. Beyond the fact that they count for a particular percentage of our grades, they also […]

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The procrastinator’s guide to staying on task 1L year

October 16, 2018

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at University of Arizona Procrastination… what Psychology Today calls a serious problem… I call inspiration. I am a procrastinator that thrives under the pressure of a looming deadline. “Diamonds are made under pressure” or “You underestimate my power” are my go-to comebacks when someone questions my procrastination tendencies. So at […]

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Tools for 1L outlines “mastery”

October 15, 2018

October means crunch time. As you flip the calendar, take note of the time between now and finals week. In about six weeks, you’ll need to have reached your highest level of learning, memorization and organization. That’s not a simple task. Enter the BARBRI 1L Mastery Package. If you haven’t already, it time to begin […]

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Get in the game with these serious networking tips

October 11, 2018

Right out the gate, as a 1L student (and pretty much any year thereafter in law school), you want to know about getting a job, which inherently deals with networking. Now the idea of “networking” seems to be mostly synonymous with handshakes and business cards. Well, in law school, it’s more of a game where […]

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Midterm exams (they’re not the end of the world as we know it)

October 9, 2018

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at University of Arizona Shortly before my first law school midterms, one of our 2L fellows presented a tip about effectively taking an exam. He kicked off the presentation with the classic R.E.M song and saying it was NOT “the end of the World As We Know It”, to put […]

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Law school exam taking tips you should know

October 4, 2018

After a full semester of classes, taking copious notes and reading and briefing countless cases, the single determination of your success in a law school class will boil down to a few hours on final exams. Are you prepared to fully identify and frame disputes in need of resolution? Will you clearly answer the question […]

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At the intersection of law school and current events

October 3, 2018

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School If your week has been anything like mine, your law school has likely been abuzz with current events, like the Kavanaugh hearing/vote. While it is certainly an important topic that deserves all the attention it is receiving, it’s also important to not lose […]

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Some rules and guidelines for a productive study group

October 3, 2018

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at University of Arizona I was on the fence about joining a law school study group before school started. I can be very social, but I did not want the social aspect of a study group to cause a reduction of valuable study time. I also knew that success on […]

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The Socratic Method: Three tips for when the “cold call” comes

September 27, 2018

Guest Blog by Courtney Boykin 3L at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law From talking about difficult Supreme Court cases to trying to stay alert for law school cold-calling, being prepared for class can be a daunting task. Everyone has their own preparation process. After having a conversation with a fellow […]

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How to navigate expectations and friendships during 1L year

September 25, 2018

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at University of Arizona How do you navigate your expectations and 1L friendships? Good question. Law school is an interesting balance of camaraderie and competition. As 1Ls we automatically have an innate bond with each other.  We are all plunged into the unknown, with mountains of reading, and briefing cases. […]

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