Non-US Law Student or Lawyer

Asking for help and who to turn to when you need it

February 11, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] It so easy to want to ask for help but can be difficult to actually do so. In law school, there’s many things that are new, different and challenging. All the legal terminology and nuances. How to develop your own best system for taking notes […]

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Women in law speak: Career advice and gender equality

February 5, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Answers submitted anonymously by a mid-level female associate at a Big Law firm in a major U.S. city working in Labor and Employment At BARBRI, we respect people’s privacy so we never push participants to reveal their identity. That said, we do ask that you […]

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Can long distance relationships work? Are they worth it?

January 28, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Maybe you spent your summer working in a new city and found love only to come to the realization that returning to law school means you need to break up, or try long distance. Or maybe, alternatively, you started a relationship during law school, or […]

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Three money-saving tips on common law school expenses

January 28, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] School is expensive. We know this. Even if you have a scholarship, most of us take the maximum amount of student loans to ensure that we can survive while not working during law school. I usually considered myself frugal, but I was not well disciplined […]

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Ten holiday gift ideas that fit perfectly with law students

December 17, 2019

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] The holiday season is upon us; sales are about to appear, and as a result, you may be wondering what to get that over-stressed law student in your life this year. 1. Bookstore Gift Card Law school textbooks are expensive, every time we have to […]

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Mental health check: Seven ways to manage the stress

December 11, 2019

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Exam time is upon us, meaning it is officially the season of stress. Holiday prep, studying, and paper writing is a lot to handle, but don’t let the stress break you! To avoid a breakdown, make time for a few minutes of self-care each day […]

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Global legal education provider BARBRI furthers commitment to SQE preparation with acquisition of Altior Consulting & Training from Kaplan

December 2, 2019

LONDON – Global legal education provider BARBRI is committed to delivering exceptional preparation for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), and in anticipation of the SQE’s inaugural administration in 2021, has acquired the entire assets of Kaplan Altior, a leading provider of the Professional Skills Course (PSC) for trainee solicitors. With the completion of the transaction, […]

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Easy self-care ideas, from under 60 seconds to an hour or more

November 19, 2019

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Law school is busy, but that doesn’t mean you have to completely let yourself go. Self-care can take any form, it can take a few seconds or it can take a few days. As the driver of this thing called life, you get to decide […]

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Quick and easy mealtime ideas for time-strapped law students

November 12, 2019

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] It’s a known fact that law students are strapped for time. Our schedules are usually filled with school responsibilities, and when they’re not we’re normally too exhausted to take advantage of the break. With limited time and energy to devote to non-school related activities, law […]

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Being qualified in the U.S. is a path worth taking

November 6, 2019

[ By Tiffany Khoo, LLB — Guest Blogger and London School of Economics Graduate ] In 2016, I was working as Associate Legal Counsel for the Central Bank of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur when I decided it was time to gain a broader understanding of how the law operates in modern cities. The United States, and […]

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