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Positive affirmations for first-year law students

February 25, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] When I first started law school, one of the things that surprised me the most was how pervasive negative self-talk is in the law student community. As my own insecurities and imposter syndrome grew, my self-talk grew more and more negative as well. The more negative my […]

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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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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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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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What to expect if you apply for a journal editorial board position

January 13, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] While a select few law journals – I’m looking at you Law Review – require a two-year commitment, the vast majority require only one-year commitments. In such cases, 2L members have the option to apply for, and serve on, the board during their final year […]

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Ten holiday gift ideas that fit perfectly with law students

December 17, 2019

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] The holiday season is upon us; sales are about to appear, and as a result, you may be wondering what to get that over-stressed law student in your life this year. 1. Bookstore Gift Card Law school textbooks are expensive, every time we have to […]

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Waiting for your grades, perhaps the worst part of law school

December 17, 2019

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] Dear 1Ls, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but… you’ve just hit the worst part of law school. Yes… I know finals are terrible… but here is the thing… you’ve now entered the WAIT for your first semester grades. This, my friends, […]

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Mental health check: Seven ways to manage the stress

December 11, 2019

Exam time is upon us, meaning it is officially the season of stress. Holiday prep, studying, and paper writing is a lot to handle, but don’t let the stress break you! To avoid a break down, make time for a few minutes of self-care each day. If you feel overwhelmed then consider the following options: […]

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