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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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Easy self-care ideas, from under 60 seconds to an hour or more

November 19, 2019

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Law school is busy, but that doesn’t mean you have to completely let yourself go. Self-care can take any form, it can take a few seconds or it can take a few days. As the driver of this thing called life, you get to decide […]

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Attention 1Ls (and 2Ls, too): Outlining season has arrived

November 19, 2019

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] Yes, it’s time to outline. As 2Ls, we likely have our system set and we know what we need … but I remember last year, as a 1L, feeling lost. There were some things that I just did not understand how to do effectively my […]

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Quick and easy mealtime ideas for time-strapped law students

November 12, 2019

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] It’s a known fact that law students are strapped for time. Our schedules are usually filled with school responsibilities, and when they’re not we’re normally too exhausted to take advantage of the break. With limited time and energy to devote to non-school related activities, law […]

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How do you outline in U.S. law school?

October 30, 2019

[ Juliana Del Pesco, BARBRI International Legal Manager, Americas ] Outlining simply is synthesizing and meshing course material so you can access details quickly and digest concepts broadly. This process helps you master complex course material by organizing it into something meaningful and understandable for you … and, ultimately, to study for final exams. A […]

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Note-taking strategies

October 29, 2019

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Got note-taking Strategies? There are as many note-taking strategies as there are note-takers. Everyone works a little bit differently and needs a slightly different thing. What you need will likely change from semester to semester, and maybe even from course to course. I have tried probably almost […]

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Why it’s so hard to finish the open memo assignment

October 22, 2019

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Welcome to the throes of open memo season. Everyone has a ghostly absence behind their eyes. The doctrinal professors are refining their comedy routines in an attempt to cheer up all of us. As the process of writing the memo assignment has gone on, I’ve been surprised […]

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How to deal and cope with illness during law school

October 11, 2019

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] It would be nice if all of the difficult parts of life paused for the three years of law school, but obviously, that is not how it works. During my first semester of law school, I developed worsening neurological symptoms, extreme fatigue, and debilitating brain fog. I […]

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