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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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Law school preparedness kit: What’s in your bag

September 30, 2020

One of the many helpful pieces of advice when it comes to law school is to be prepared. This is as much about being prepared for your classes and exams as it is about being physically prepared with what you need to thrive at school. As a law school student, you’ll be spending countless hours […]

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Recommended 1L schedule tips to manage the heavy workload

September 18, 2020

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law 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 […]

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Asking for help and who to turn to when you need it

September 7, 2020

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona  It so easy to want to ask for help but can be difficult to actually do so. In law school, there’s many things that are new, different and challenging. All the legal terminology and nuances. How to develop your own best system for taking notes and building outlines. What […]

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Bar prep and how I would have done law school differently

September 2, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 2020 Law Graduate at the University of Pennsylvania ] As part of prematriculation, even as early as 2L year, my “very early” bar prep strategy was to take all bar exam related subjects. I even had the lofty goal of beginning my bar study during 2L summer … oh, how naive was […]

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Get a law-school friendly hobby, my fellow law students

May 11, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] One of the silver linings of quarantine has been seeing my fellow law students going back to their old hobbies and investing again in leisure. With the hectic schedule of 1L, preserving time to relax and participate in activities that bring joy can be difficult and seem […]

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What you need and don’t need as a 1L (from a 2L who knows)

May 6, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] I am just a week away from finishing up my 2L, and the time has flown by incredibly fast. I see on Facebook and LinkedIn that people are proudly announcing their seat deposits and forging ahead with their dream of law school even in this […]

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My top five remote summer internship home survival tools

May 6, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Well folks, I hope the end of the semester is treating you well. I finally limped through the last of my exams and now have a few days to recoup after the heavy emotional toll that limping to the end took. As we all continue to adjust […]

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