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Important BARBRI Simulated MBE lessons for the real thing

September 18, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 2020 Law Graduate at the University of Pennsylvania ] Here we are, just shy of being one month out from the October bar exam. Like most other BARBRI Bar Review students, I sat down for the “dreaded” BARBRI Simulated MBE. Now on the other side of this monumental bar prep assignment, I […]

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Five frequently asked questions: BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep

September 8, 2020

[ Robert Dudley, BARBRI Deputy Managing Director ] The decision to pursue dual qualification in the United States isn’t one to take lightly. It requires much thought, consideration and planning, to say the least. The more information and first-hand insight you can gather in advance, the more confident you’ll feel that you can move forward […]

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Bar prep and how I would have done law school differently

September 2, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 2020 Law Graduate at the University of Pennsylvania ] As part of prematriculation, even as early as 2L year, my “very early” bar prep strategy was to take all bar exam related subjects. I even had the lofty goal of beginning my bar study during 2L summer … oh, how naive was […]

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The power of making flexible “new semester intentions”

September 2, 2020

[ Bree A. Vculek, 2L at George Washington University ] Starting the semester feels like the start of a “New Year” for me. An exciting blank slate of opportunity awaits. But instead of New Year’s resolutions, I like to make new semester intentions. I have found that setting intentions brings a feeling of excitement and […]

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The many advantages of getting to know your professors better

August 28, 2020

This may sound a bit crazy to you at first, yet it’s actually a good idea: Make an effort to know your law school professors outside of class time. You may be thinking, “Really? I just got raked across the coals for half of today’s discussion, over a footnote in Hadley v. Baxendale, and you […]

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What we wish our friends and family knew about bar prep

July 2, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 2020 Law Graduate at the University of Pennsylvania ] Most people understand that studying for the bar exam is hard, but unless they’ve studied for it themselves, or watched someone else go through the entire process, they’re likely unaware of just how difficult and time-consuming it really is. This places bar prep […]

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2020 bar exam study strategies webinar: Key takeaways

June 11, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 2020 Law Graduate at the University of Pennsylvania ] In my effort to start preparing for the bar exam, I decided to watch the BARBRI Study Strategies Webinar (Summer 2020 Bar Exam: Short, Long & Longer-term Study Strategies). I highly recommend it, especially with so many states changing when they’ll administer the […]

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“Extra good, extra useful” law school graduation gift ideas

April 22, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] So the time has finally come, your favorite law student is about to graduate and you have no idea what to buy them! With commencement ceremonies being pushed online, and in-person ceremonies being postponed, the law student in your life is sure to appreciate any […]

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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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Four “shocking yet useful” things you may not know about Zoom

April 4, 2020

Guest blogger: Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania Zoom has officially taken over our classrooms, and 98% of our social interactions. To anyone who purchased stock in Zoom pre-COVID-19,  I applaud you. By now, you likely have a pretty decent understanding of how Zoom works and the basic do’s and don’ts  — i.e. […]

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