Law School Exams

Waiting for your grades, perhaps the worst part of law school

December 17, 2019

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] Dear 1Ls, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but… you’ve just hit the worst part of law school. Yes… I know finals are terrible… but here is the thing… you’ve now entered the WAIT for your first semester grades. This, my friends, […]

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Self-care tips you can use while taking final exams

December 3, 2019

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] Finals have arrived *insert panicked screams here* Likely, you’re reading this during your school’s reading period, or you might already be into your first weeks of finals. Last year I wrote about self-care tips to help you prepare for finals. All of these recommendations still […]

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Breakfast and other important last-minute exam prep

December 3, 2019

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Well folks, here we are at the end of the semester. You have read and read until you thought you could read no more, but you did it. Now, it’s time for some last-minute suggestions to read.  The week before: 1. Get your flu shot Ok, this […]

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Motivational quotes to get you through final exams

May 6, 2019

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Motivational Quotes My Littleton fellow in 1L (a type of student teacher and mentor at my school) began our first class by having each of us say one motivational quote. When 1L exams came around our “class mom” printed the quotes and gave […]

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Approaching the 1L finish line

April 29, 2019

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at the University of Arizona Yesterday I attended my last day of scheduled classes. My 1L year is over… well, almost… actually not even close. There is still so much to do. I still have 5 finals, and the law review write on to complete. I am sure you are […]

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Some survival tips for the different types of 2L final exams

April 23, 2019

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School How are you surviving finals? We’ve been here before, we faced these same exams in 1L, so we don’t need to stress … right? Likely not. Even though 1L grades are the most important for job security purposes (tack on first-semester 2L grades […]

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Apps to help you study, relax and bring balance before finals

April 12, 2019

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at the University of Arizona Finals are weeks away. Did I just say that!?!? Ok well, there is no way to avoid the truth… Finals are coming… To help you get prepared here are some recommended apps, to help you study, relax, and bring some balance to the remaining days […]

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What 1L students wish they knew from day one

March 15, 2019

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at the University of Arizona I have asked current law students to share their experiences about what they wish they had known or could have told themselves before starting their 1L. Here are the top responses. I wish I knew that: Law School can make you feel stupid and brilliant all […]

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Three steps for creating a “shell” outline as-you-go

February 5, 2019

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at the University of Arizona One of the major things I decided to implement much earlier this semester was outlining earlier and reviewing it frequently. I struggled with this last semester and by midterms I discovered what I should have done! The answer for me was creating a “shell” outline. Though, […]

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Five ways to effectively manage the stress of 2L final exams

December 5, 2018

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School It’s not 1L anymore, but finals are still stressful … especially if you haven’t secured your 2L summer job yet; are applying for a clerkship, or know you want to try to re-do the OCI process during 3L. To add to the stress, […]

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