Internships, Clerkships, Clinics

From 2L to Rising 3L: Setting up final year success

March 27, 2019

The end of 2L year is right around the corner. True to form, it’s been B-U-S-Y. You’ve worked your tail off. You’re more than ready to call yourself a 3L student. But it’s important to finish strong on upcoming 2L final exams, and then you can look ahead. Here are some things to do before […]

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My “alternative spring break program” experience

March 22, 2019

Guest blog by Courtney Boykin, 3L at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law I’ve always seen Spring Break as a beacon of light in my dark, grim world of school. Ever since the first spring break I can remember, the weeklong break has been both a desire and a necessity. This […]

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Five ways to fulfill your law school’s pro bono requirement

March 22, 2019

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Depending on what law school you’re at or state bar you plan to take, you might be required to complete some base amount of pro bono. Don’t leave fulfilling your requirement to the last minute, start thinking about how you can begin to […]

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No summer job yet? How to get even more resourceful

March 14, 2019

By Chris Nikitas, Esq., BARBRI Director of Legal Education Alright, you don’t have a summer job. It’s stressful. Whether you’re a 1L or 2L student, this is a rather scary position to be in, honestly. First thing’s first … “don’t panic.” Especially in your first year of law school. Not having a legal job during […]

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Breaking Down Clerkships

October 31, 2018

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Post-graduation clerkships are tough to get but professionally rewarding … meaning lots of law students apply for them! For those of you considering it, 2L is the ideal time to apply! But before you send out endless applications, let’s review the types available […]

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Five pathways to help you choose your 1L elective course

October 30, 2018

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at University of Arizona At most schools, the ability to choose our first 1L elective course is just around the corner. While it is exciting to finally have a 1L elective course choice; it can be a bit overwhelming. At my school, we will have to make this decision within […]

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Better or worse? Ten ways 2L year differs from 1L year

October 25, 2018

[ Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School ] Nothing can get worse than 1L year … right? I’m not so sure. While 2L year certainly has its benefits – I’m apt to say it is marginally better – I also feel more pressed for time, which I didn’t think was physically […]

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Got highlighters? (and the many ways to use them)

October 23, 2018

Got highlighters? I do. I rented or purchased all of my texts books used. So, I know firsthand there are MANY different ways to highlight a textbook. While most people have settled into their highlighting system, the midpoint of the semester might be a great time to make some adjustments, especially as we review our […]

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What to think about before enrolling in a law school clinic

October 17, 2018

[ Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School ] For upper-level law students, law school clinics are available … if you can secure one of the limited spots. While many law students feel most comfortable in the confines of their doctrinal classes, law school clinics offer a more hands-on approach to learning. […]

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Internship takeaways from 1L summer

September 11, 2018

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Every freshly minted 2L waltzes back on campus with a summer’s worth of work experience and a handful of stories to tell. So, let me share mine! I had the privilege of working at Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) as an Equal Justice […]

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