Non-US Law Student or Lawyer

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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BARBRI provides ‘life-changing’ experience for immigration lawyer

March 6, 2020

[ By Cindy Anna Nicolson, LLB – Guest Blogger and Immigration Attorney ] Whenever someone asks where I am licensed to practice and I tell them, New York, I know I earn their respect. Even fellow attorneys who are licensed elsewhere in the United States recognize that my passing of the New York State Bar is […]

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New York bar taker looks to extend reach beyond Dubai

February 25, 2020

[ By Laureen Fredah, MBA, LLB, Guest Blogger and Middlesex University Law Graduate ] I have had a very rewarding job for a number of years working with Emirates Airline in Dubai, but I have long been drawn to a career as a lawyer. So when Middlesex University London opened its first overseas campus in Dubai, […]

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Engagements and law school: Do they mix?

February 25, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] My law school best friend just got engaged (woohoo) and it got me thinking about what it must be like to be engaged as a law student – seems like it would be stressful, no? Thankfully for us, engagements seem to have been a popular […]

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Positive affirmations for first-year law students

February 25, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] When I first started law school, one of the things that surprised me the most was how pervasive negative self-talk is in the law student community. As my own insecurities and imposter syndrome grew, my self-talk grew more and more negative as well. The more negative my […]

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