Bar Prep Self Care & Inspiration

How to make the bar prep experience fit you perfectly

March 8, 2021

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

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Six Black female lawyers who smashed the glass ceiling

February 1, 2021

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the achievements by African Americans and a time to recognize the central role of Black people in United States history. We’re proud to share the story of six Black female lawyers that smashed the glass ceiling and changed the American legal landscape. These women paved the […]

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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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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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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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Five self-help tips … before that dreaded bar prep meltdown

June 21, 2019

GUEST BLOG by Sara Valentine, Graduate of Capital University Law School Stay calm! We got this. We’re approaching that notorious time in bar prep, when all of your lawyer friends say, “Oh, I had a meltdown, you’ll have one, too. It’ll be fine.” … PARDON ME? This is probably true. We’re close to July and […]

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Ten ideas for your 2L summer bucket list

May 15, 2019

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School We did it! 2L is under our belts, we are officially 1 year away from graduating and entering the legal profession. But before we enter 3L we have ten weeks of summer employment, and a month of vacation. Now that we’re incoming 3L’s, […]

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