Bar Prep Self Care

How to make the bar prep experience fit you perfectly

August 11, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 2020 Law Graduate at the University of Pennsylvania ] How is it possible that we’re already this far into bar prep?! Someone needs to tell the world to slow on down, because I feel like I’m just now getting the hang of this whole ‘studying for the bar’ thing.  Everyone told me […]

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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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How to handle bar exam applications amidst COVID-19

May 26, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 2020 Graduate at the University of Pennsylvania ] This was a big week for me. For starters, I officially graduated from law school (goodbye forever issue spotter exams). And then to top it off, I submitted my application for the District of Columbia bar. If you’ve followed my law school journey, you […]

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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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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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The idea of taking a break: Should you stay, defer or restart?

April 14, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] This past week I had the amazing opportunity to virtually connect with my fellow BARBRI bloggers – we spent time getting to know one another, and talking about our individual law school experiences. The paths that we each took to get to law school, and […]

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Knowing you belong: Thriving in law school with a disability

March 9, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Disability is complicated. Even the term is rife with implication, and in an environment that is driven by competition like law school is, the already complicated aspects of living with a disability have the potential to morph into shame and create or exacerbate toxic fear. For the […]

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It’s bar exam time – let’s do this

July 25, 2019

GUEST BLOG by Sara Valentine, Graduate of Capital University Law School Bar Exam is Next Week… This post is all about your ability to crush the bar exam. Regardless of whether you haven’t been doing your best leading up to this point, you’ve been learning and putting in the time. You know that you have […]

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Buckle down: It’s time to get serious BARBRI friends

July 9, 2019

GUEST BLOG by Sara Valentine, Graduate of Capital University Law School Lol, like we haven’t already been serious about this, right? Welcome to July. Let’s do this. Go Team BARBRI! I’m going to go more in-depth on the MBE after we’ve done the analysis, but now you know what it feels like to sit for […]

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Tips for dealing with family and friends during bar prep

June 27, 2019

GUEST BLOG by Sara Valentine, Graduate of Capital University Law School Guest insight: What they think about bar prep and Tips and tricks when dealing with family members and friends Hey, everyone! Today I met with my friend Scott to discuss his experience with bar prep and his tips and tricks. I wanted to pass […]

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