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Fear, fatigue and failure: How to beat procrastination

October 7, 2019

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Raise your hand if procrastination has a hold of you. You may be reading this right now because you are procrastinating. Honestly, this is being written at the particular moment that I am also procrasti-working. Doing a less-urgent task makes me feel more confident in it and […]

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Overcoming the myth of “Law Student Imposter Syndrome”

September 23, 2019

Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law In the last two weeks I have had probably two dozen conversations with 1Ls at various schools, each of which started with something like this: “I thought I understood (International Shoe, consideration, the noscitur a sociis canon, etc.) but then I got to class and now I am so confused. […]

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How I use BARBRI 1L Mastery to survive the day-to-day

September 16, 2019

Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law Whether you’re about to begin your 1L year or in the thick of it and wondering how you’re going to make it, rest assured, you can do this. If you’re feeling weighed down by how little you understand about the law, don’t worry. I get it. That’s one of […]

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OCI success: Three things to do during the callback

August 23, 2019

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona OCI Welcome back to school my fellow 2Ls! Depending on where you are in the country you might be already into your second week of school, or just about to start. One thing we all have in common is the OCI process. Last year I […]

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Working in BigLaw: A summer associate reflection

August 23, 2019

Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Big Law Having spent my 1L summer working for a small public interest legal aid, I was curious and excited to see how working in a big law firm would differ from my prior experience. I knew the budget would be bigger, meaning we would […]

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Approaching the 1L finish line

April 29, 2019

Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at the University of Arizona Yesterday I attended my last day of scheduled classes. My 1L year is over… well, almost… actually not even close. There is still so much to do. I still have 5 finals, and the law review write on to complete. I am sure you are in a […]

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Random reflections: When you’re the only one in the room

April 12, 2019

Guest blog by Courtney Boykin, 3L at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law As an African-American woman, I am accustomed to moving throughout social spaces that are predominately white. Growing up in relatively small West Tennessee town, my schooling atmospheres were typically predominantly white. Moving off to undergraduate school at a […]

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The time has come to pick your 2L classes

April 5, 2019

Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona Law School The time has arrived my fellow 1Ls. We finally have some freedom, and we get to pick our 2L classes. I cannot believe how fast this year flew by. My class registration day is just around the corner, and I am sure yours is quickly approaching too. So […]

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How to prepare for your first graded oral argument

March 29, 2019

Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law First, we had research projects, then memos, and finally we’ve reached the oral argument stage of our law school careers. For most, this is a stressful time, especially for those who do not like to speak in front of others. Even […]

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How to handle memo feedback

March 22, 2019

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at the University of Arizona Law If you were like me, you thought writing the memo this semester would seem more natural. After all, we already have one memo under our belt, and we have completed a semester worth of legal writing. However, I was wrong, and I was not […]

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