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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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Benefits and drawbacks of joining a law school study group

September 24, 2018

It’s no secret, really. Every student learns differently, prepares differently and definitely studies differently. You know you best. By now, you are getting a good feel for this experience called law school. Or you may already have a strong sense of what works for you and what doesn’t. Perhaps you have yet to try something […]

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A social life throughout law school? (Yes, if you plan it right)

September 21, 2018

Trying to go to law and simultaneously live a normal life is like trying to ride a bike with no hands … underwater … while juggling. Sure, that may seem a little over-dramatic, but it rings true with so many first-year students. You may be having a hard time managing your time. You may want […]

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How to make law school life easier and less expensive

September 21, 2018

When entering law school, many students don’t know what to expect. They haven’t been able to attain relevant advice and aren’t sure of the ways, if any, law school varies from undergraduate. Most students plan to dive in — and hope to succeed — using trial-and-error. That’s not really the wisest approach. Here are several […]

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Recommended 1L schedule tips to manage the heavy workload

September 18, 2018

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at University of Arizona ] First, let me say that everyone is different. You really have to find the 1L study schedule that works best for you. Ultimately, it has to be a schedule that you will follow. Over the summer, I attended a BARBRI Law Preview course and one of […]

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Internship takeaways from 1L summer

September 11, 2018

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Every freshly minted 2L waltzes back on campus with a summer’s worth of work experience and a handful of stories to tell. So, let me share mine! I had the privilege of working at Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) as an Equal Justice […]

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Study schedule apps to help you stay organized (and sane)

September 10, 2018

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at University of Arizona HI! I’m Stephanie, a 1L at the University of Arizona and I am excited to share this next year with you! I have been an LSAT tutor for a few years, so I have a lot of friends in law school. I was lucky enough to […]

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