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The best decisions I made during 2L year

May 11, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] What a ride this second year of law school has been. The saying is, “1L they work you to death” (true),  “2L they work you to death” (also true.) Now a lot of my “working to death” was all of my own doing. I took […]

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Get a law-school friendly hobby, my fellow law students

May 11, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] One of the silver linings of quarantine has been seeing my fellow law students going back to their old hobbies and investing again in leisure. With the hectic schedule of 1L, preserving time to relax and participate in activities that bring joy can be difficult and seem […]

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Reflecting back on law school: both the good and the bad

May 6, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] My time as the BARBRI Life of a 3L blogger has come to an end, as has my time as a law student – but don’t worry, you can continue to follow my adventures as the BARBRI bar prep blogger. As I prepare to virtually […]

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My top five remote summer internship home survival tools

May 6, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Well folks, I hope the end of the semester is treating you well. I finally limped through the last of my exams and now have a few days to recoup after the heavy emotional toll that limping to the end took. As we all continue to adjust […]

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Looking back on my law school highlights over three years

April 28, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Today, I attended my last law school class, and it finally hit me: after next week, I will no longer be a law student. The realization is bittersweet: I’m ready to be finished with law school, I’m ready to start the next chapter of my […]

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Movie marathon anyone? Watch these based on your classes

April 28, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] I think the answer to this question 100% depends on where you are in the semester. If you’re like me and finals are still two weeks away, a movie might be a welcome distraction. If you are in the middle of finals… maybe not so […]

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Your Honor, may I have permission to screen share?

April 22, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] This past week I had my first trial over Zoom. Ok, so it was a bench trial, and for a class, but that doesn’t change the fact that I still had a sitting Judge, opposing counselors, and witnesses present. I was lucky enough to have […]

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Binge worthy TV shows that are not about the law

April 22, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] This post started out as a list of great books to binge instead of studying for exams, but then I remembered that we are all exhausted law students who probably need a break from all the reading. I am so glad to live in this golden age […]

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If I could ask a 3L anything … classes, assignments, jobs, life

April 14, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] What was supposed to be an interview with Mackenzie of the @The3LLife about expectations and advice for 3L year, quickly evolved into over two hours of conversation between her, Mara of the @The1LLife and myself. I don’t think either of us expected that this was […]

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Five questions to ask yourself when selecting 3L classes

April 10, 2020

[ Mary Apodaca, BARBRI Senior Director of Legal Education ] As you prepare for all that is to come in your third year of law school, one thing at the top of your list is which classes you will be taking. Should you take bar classes? Practice-oriented classes? Does it matter? I always felt a […]

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