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Seven insights about the judicial internship application process

December 8, 2020

[ Kathryn Pope, 2023 Law Graduate at the University of Florida Levin College of Law ] A judicial internship offers law students an opportunity to work in a judge’s chambers, performing duties such as researching various laws and writing legal memoranda. Judicial internships are one of the most coveted summer positions because they allow students the […]

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NYSBA membership: BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep and QLTS Prep alums

December 3, 2020

BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep and BARBRI QLTS Prep students and alumni enjoy a free 2-year membership to the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) – International Section and one additional Section of your choice. ABOUT NYSBA For more than 140 years, NYSBA has been the voice of the legal profession in New York state. Our […]

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Why law student business cards work and how to create yours

November 9, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 3L at the University of Arizona ] One of the best things I did to help me network well during law school was to get law student business cards for myself. It was perfect for OCI (On Campus Interviews), attending networking events and distributing at conferences. It was ideal because it made […]

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Six things to remember for your 3L law school checklist

October 2, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 3L at the University of Arizona ] If you’ve followed my law school journey since 1L year, you know I’m a bit of a long-term planner, which is also puzzling because I can be a procrastinator, too. Perhaps it’s the security of a plan that allows me to hit all of my […]

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Four stages you’ll go through while waiting on a job offer

September 2, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 3L at the University of Arizona ] We have all had a wild ride since COVID-19 impacted the world and, of course, the legal field, law schools and law students.  I’m now back to school online. Likely for the whole semester. My school has opted to provide four different modes of learning […]

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The many advantages of getting to know your professors better

August 28, 2020

This may sound a bit crazy to you at first, yet it’s actually a good idea: Make an effort to know your law school professors outside of class time. You may be thinking, “Really? I just got raked across the coals for half of today’s discussion, over a footnote in Hadley v. Baxendale, and you […]

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The best decisions I made during 2L year

May 11, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] What a ride this second year of law school has been. The saying is, “1L they work you to death” (true),  “2L they work you to death” (also true.) Now a lot of my “working to death” was all of my own doing. I took […]

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Looking back on my law school highlights over three years

April 28, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Today, I attended my last law school class, and it finally hit me: after next week, I will no longer be a law student. The realization is bittersweet: I’m ready to be finished with law school, I’m ready to start the next chapter of my […]

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How to thrive during 1L year and beyond: Do your research, be flexible

April 14, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] This week I had the pleasure of sitting down, via Zoom of course, with Stephanie (The 2L Life) and Mackenzie (The 3L Life) to ask them all of our pressing questions about thriving in 1L and beyond. The biggest takeaways: Do your research and be flexible. Classes […]

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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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