Non-US Law Student or Lawyer

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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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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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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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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Virtual tips and shortcuts when using Zoom and Citrix

April 3, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] We are all starting to settle into what is the new norm with our online classes, and remote workplaces. Depending on how you learn, these classes can either be horrible or a blessing. For me, I like the ability to go back and review classes […]

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Maintaining your law school community from afar

March 31, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] Wow… so now we are all online, some of you were required to leave campus dorms, many law school buildings are locked, and while others can remain open, for the most part, we are scattered across different time zones and even the world. I think […]

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International law students: U.S. employment and state bar exam considerations

March 16, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] When I decided to attend an American law school I knew I would most likely be sitting for a US bar exam and accepting an employment offer in the states – it was simply a necessity if I wanted to be able to pay off […]

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What to remember for your law school graduation checklist

March 11, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] If you’re anything like me you love to plan. Somehow time has escaped me and now it’s the middle of the semester, meaning my desire (and need) to begin planning all things commencement related has become too strong to ignore. So, in typical OCD fashion, […]

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