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 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 exams or in a classroom […]

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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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Better or worse? Ten ways 2L year differs from 1L year

October 25, 2020

Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Law School  1L year was tough, and I won’t lie. 2L year is also tough. But they’re tough in different ways. Maybe your 1L year was exactly what you expected or was nothing you had imagined, but the beauty of 2L year is that you have a solid year of […]

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The essential role of law school supplements, from 1L to 3L

October 19, 2020

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law As 1L year reaches the midpoint of your first semester (and final exams loom just around the corner!), you may want some extra support to help drill home what you need to learn from those required first-year subjects. To maximize your understanding of […]

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A glimpse of what it’s like to pursue a part time law degree

October 19, 2020

By Bree A. Vculek, The George Washington University Law School Welcome to a day in the life of a law student – a part-time law student. I am often asked, “how do you do it all?” and “what does a day in your life look like?” I’m here to clarify that I definitely don’t “do it […]

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Three money-saving tips on common law school expenses

October 16, 2020

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona  School is expensive. We know this. Even if you have a scholarship, most of us take the maximum amount of student loans to ensure that we can survive while not working during law school. I usually considered myself frugal, but I was not well disciplined with my 1L first-semester […]

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How to survive midterm exams

October 9, 2020

Midterms can seem a bit daunting. But, they really aren’t the end of the world as we know it (as the classic R.E.M. song would have it). There’s a lot to be learned from the experience, and you may come away feeling better prepared for finals. In other words, you may feel fine. Even if […]

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