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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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Reviewing your law school exams and learning from them

January 13, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] Congratulations on surviving another semester of law school. No matter how you did, reviewing your exam is a great idea. It is especially important to review your exam if you did not perform well or get the grade you thought you were going to. This […]

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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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How to cope with the reality of less than stellar 1L grades

January 10, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] So by now, you’ve probably gotten your first semester grades back. If your law school is like mine, you probably had to wait many agonizing hours on a straggler professor to submit. Hopefully, you were thrilled with your grades, but since only 10% will be in the […]

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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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