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The types of law school exams you may encounter during finals

March 8, 2021

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law Law school exams are once again upon us. Because I am a glutton for punishment, I decided to take 18 credits this semester, which means I have six different final exams. Yay … To top it off, they are all different types of […]

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Internship takeaways from 1L summer

March 8, 2021

Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Carey 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 America Fellow in the […]

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Mentally prepare yourself for the summer associate life … of luxury

March 8, 2021

Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Summer associate lifestyle If you come from a lower or middle-class family, the summer associate lifestyle may be a shock, so mentally prepare yourself so you’re ready when the time comes for you to purchase that $30+ salad. Though you chose your firm during the […]

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Law school note-taking part II

March 8, 2021

Mara Masters, Emory Law This week we are following that up with a rundown of my absolute favorite ever all-purpose app, Notion. Here’s how I have it set up: I start with a school dashboard that has my to-do list for the week along with a sub-page for each class and activity I am involved […]

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

February 19, 2021

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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4 ways to brief cases even faster

February 19, 2021

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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How to brief a case in U.S. law school

January 4, 2021

Learning how to brief a case is a necessary part of studying U.S. law. You will undoubtedly hear the term regularly during your time in law school. Quite simply, a case brief is a set of notes you take on each assigned case to ensure you are paying attention to what’s important. Your case brief […]

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Seven insights about the judicial internship application process

December 8, 2020

By Kathryn Pope, University of Florida Levin College of Law A judicial internship offers law students an opportunity to work in a judge’s chambers, performing duties such as researching various laws and writing legal memoranda. Judicial internships are one of the most coveted summer positions because they allow students the opportunity to strengthen legal research […]

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Tips for taking law school finals online or in-class

November 17, 2020

Mike Sims, BARBRI President As you likely already know, the grades you receive on your law school finals, particularly in your first year, are critical. Additionally, you may be facing your law school finals as online exams. Here are some tips to help you ace your law school finals, whether they are administered as online […]

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Day in the life of a law student

November 5, 2020

By Kathryn Pope, University of Florida Levin College of Law I want to preface my day in the life of a law student with a piece of advice that many people will tell you – law school is a marathon, not a sprint. Your very first semester of law school is definitely a marathon and […]

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