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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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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

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

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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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