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Virtual tips and shortcuts when using Zoom and Citrix

April 3, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] We are all starting to settle into what is the new norm with our online classes, and remote workplaces. Depending on how you learn, these classes can either be horrible or a blessing. For me, I like the ability to go back and review classes […]

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Maintaining your law school community from afar

March 31, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] Wow… so now we are all online, some of you were required to leave campus dorms, many law school buildings are locked, and while others can remain open, for the most part, we are scattered across different time zones and even the world. I think […]

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Remote legal volunteering opportunities for law students

March 30, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Hopefully,  you are all doing well, and this post finds you healthy and staying at home. If you’re getting used to the new world of law school and you find yourself with a little less pressure, here is a list of organizations that have remote legal volunteering […]

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Ideas for passing time while self-isolating

March 25, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] The world seems to be falling to pieces around us: our campuses are shut, classes are online, we’re being told to self-isolate and quarantine where possible, and to practice social distancing when engaging with the public. Now, as a law student, there have been times […]

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Tips to successfully work from home

March 24, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] Each week, I write these blogs about a week before they are published and sometimes, things do not change at all, however, as we all know life is changing drastically day-to-day. Last week I wrote about how many of us were going to be attending […]

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Keeping the “social” in social distancing

March 24, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] As you are likely settling into online classes, you may be wondering how to manage your new work-from-home life. In addition to figuring out how to succeed in online courses, it’s important to make sure you are protecting yourself from isolation and loneliness as well. There is […]

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Favorite pro-student apps when social distancing

March 16, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] I love it when companies are pro-student, especially during this time. Like Notion giving free access to students with a .edu email, and Headspace offering their entire library for $9.99 a year! Here are my favorite pro-student apps that are helping me get through the Spring Semester […]

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How to thrive in an online learning environment

March 16, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] It appears that my school will have online classes for the next two weeks, maybe longer. Like many of you, I’ve taken a few online law school classes.  I’ve also taught online courses for several years, so I have experience on both sides of various […]

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Ten tips for a truly self-care spring break experience

March 10, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] Spring break has finally arrived, and while most of my law school friends are going off on fun adventures, I decided that I needed to stay home, as I knew I could benefit from 100% downtime. This semester has been a new challenge. Not only […]

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Knowing you belong: Thriving in law school with a disability

March 9, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Disability is complicated. Even the term is rife with implication, and in an environment that is driven by competition like law school is, the already complicated aspects of living with a disability have the potential to morph into shame and create or exacerbate toxic fear. For the […]

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