Law School Finances

Funding your bar prep and life during bar prep

March 8, 2022

What bar prep funding options are available? By now, you’ve likely explored many options of funding for your bar preparation and life during bar prep: bar prep discounts, help from your employer, scholarships, loans, working as a student representative, etc. There may also be other resources available that you’ve not yet considered. You will have […]

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Why enroll in BARBRI Bar Review during 2L year (or even earlier)

February 3, 2022

“Why would I enroll in a bar review course months, or years, before I plan on actually studying for the bar exam?” This is an individual decision, but there are plenty of very good reasons you might consider enrolling as a 2L student (or even in first year). While you’ll utilize the majority of your […]

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BARBRI scholarship and other bar review options you may not know about

January 11, 2022

See if you qualify for a BARBRI scholarship Year after year, BARBRI scholarships support thousands of students who seek to change the world. BARBRI awarded over $4.5M in scholarships to public interest students and other world-changers last year alone. A limited number of public interest scholarships are available for select BARBRI Bar Review courses. View […]

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Six things to remember for your 3L law school checklist

March 8, 2021

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law 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 […]

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Paying attention to early bar exam requirements in 2L year

January 15, 2021

Believe it or not, the second year of law school is when you should begin researching early bar exam requirements. If you’re a 2L student reading this blog, yes, that means pretty much now. It’s not too early to get moving on this process. Depending on the state/jurisdiction in which you plan to take the […]

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Four ingenious ways to get your law school books on a budget

December 10, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 3L at the University of Arizona ] Let me begin by saying that as a law student, already with limited means, I was quite shocked at the cost of textbooks. To put it into perspective, my first semester law school books, if I had to purchase them new today, would cost me […]

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Three money-saving tips on common law school expenses

October 16, 2020

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona  School is expensive. We know this. Even if you have a scholarship, most of us take the maximum amount of student loans to ensure that we can survive while not working during law school. I usually considered myself frugal, but I was not well disciplined with my 1L first-semester […]

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What you need and don’t need as a 1L (from a 2L who knows)

May 6, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] I am just a week away from finishing up my 2L, and the time has flown by incredibly fast. I see on Facebook and LinkedIn that people are proudly announcing their seat deposits and forging ahead with their dream of law school even in this […]

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My top five remote summer internship home survival tools

May 6, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Well folks, I hope the end of the semester is treating you well. I finally limped through the last of my exams and now have a few days to recoup after the heavy emotional toll that limping to the end took. As we all continue to adjust […]

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Things to consider before saying “yes!” to that job offer

March 8, 2020

GUEST BLOG Katie R. Day, Quinnipiac University School of Law It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for since you started going on job interviews. You got a job offer! There’s nothing more exciting than landing your first job after law school graduation. But once the excitement wears off, you realize that you need to evaluate […]

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