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Time to check off any law school bucket list items

February 20, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Our time as law students is coming to an end and it’s making me strangely sentimental. Entering as a 1L I had no idea what to expect (I was first generation after all). For the past three years, I have not only learned what law […]

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Twenty questions to ask in a summer job interview

February 18, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] So you got the interview for your dream summer position. Congrats! I’m sure you have spent eons preparing your answers to questions your interviewer may ask, but don’t forget that asking your interviewer good questions not only demonstrates your initiative and preparedness, but gives you more insight […]

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

February 11, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the 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 […]

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Three ways to set yourself up for a productive week

February 10, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] I try to not do any school work on Sundays. After six days of classes and reading and extracurriculars, by Sunday I am usually brain dead, surrounded by a pile of laundry, and in desperate need of a break. Judith Shulevitz, a writer and editor, wrote an […]

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Women in law speak: Career advice and gender equality

February 5, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Answers submitted anonymously by a mid-level female associate at a Big Law firm in a major U.S. city working in Labor and Employment At BARBRI, we respect people’s privacy so we never push participants to reveal their identity. That said, we do ask that you […]

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Some essential items for your “Interview Preparedness Kit”

February 3, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Interviews make me nervous. They have ever since I was a teenager interviewing at a store and the manager asked me to sell her the pen I was holding. As evidenced by the fact that I am not a wildly successful pen mogul, I did not do […]

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Can long distance relationships work? Are they worth it?

January 28, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Maybe you spent your summer working in a new city and found love only to come to the realization that returning to law school means you need to break up, or try long distance. Or maybe, alternatively, you started a relationship during law school, or […]

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Three money-saving tips on common law school expenses

January 28, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the 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 […]

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Making it through the perplexing 1L job search process

January 28, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] It isn’t even the end of January and I already feel like I am so behind on everything in my life. Classes are grueling enough, but now we have job search and job fairs and interviews and cover letters and callbacks. Each task that I accomplish spawns […]

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Ten legal podcasts to add to your playlist in 2020

January 16, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] We are into the third week of the semester at my law school and I have to be honest: I am already a little burned out on reading and class lectures.  So what does one do when they would like to continue increasing their legal knowledge but […]

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