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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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Seven tips to stand out during OCI season once again

February 5, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] First, if you are fortunate enough to have already secured your position, congrats! It is now your turn to be a supportive friend! Help your friends look for jobs, conduct mock interviews, and review documents for them. If you do not have a position yet, […]

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Some essential items for your “Interview Preparedness Kit”

February 3, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Interviews make me nervous. They have ever since I was a teenager interviewing at a store and the manager asked me to sell her the pen I was holding. As evidenced by the fact that I am not a wildly successful pen mogul, I did not do […]

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Making it through the perplexing 1L job search process

January 28, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] It isn’t even the end of January and I already feel like I am so behind on everything in my life. Classes are grueling enough, but now we have job search and job fairs and interviews and cover letters and callbacks. Each task that I accomplish spawns […]

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Extending your legal education beyond a J.D. degree

December 4, 2019

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] For most, three years of law school is more than enough. By the time 3L rolls around we’re ready to kick down the educational door and begin our careers – or at least start making money, instead of just spending it. But some want – […]

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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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The law student’s guide to thriving at legal conferences

October 8, 2019

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Legal Conferences Preparation Last year I had the opportunity to attend a legal conference in Washington DC as a representative of my journal. It was an out-of-state conference and I wasn’t sure what to expect, or what to pack. Since then, I’ve had the chance […]

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Three tips to begin and continue building your legal network

September 30, 2019

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] Building your legal network takes time. The saying goes “in 1L, they scare you to death and in 2L, they work you to death.” It is easy to see how this is true. During 1L and 2L years, you have the same pressures of preparing […]

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The down low on clerkships

September 25, 2019

Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Clerkships Consideration To clerk or not to clerk … clerkships are a popular debate amongst law students. I myself have not clerked, nor am I planning to clerk, partly because I’m an international student (blog post to come), and partly because I’m just too eager […]

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OCI success: Three things to do during the callback

August 23, 2019

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona OCI Welcome back to school my fellow 2Ls! Depending on where you are in the country you might be already into your second week of school, or just about to start. One thing we all have in common is the OCI process. Last year I […]

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