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

July 19, 2021

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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Funding your bar prep and life during bar prep

March 26, 2021

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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A summer associate wardrobe on a law student budget

March 26, 2021

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law Like most of you, I worked for free this summer, and like the rest of you have been living off of my student loans for the most. Money is tight, and I think that is just a simple fact for most of us. […]

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

February 22, 2021

“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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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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Five 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 we wish our friends and family knew about bar prep

July 2, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 2020 Law Graduate at the University of Pennsylvania ] Most people understand that studying for the bar exam is hard, but unless they’ve studied for it themselves, or watched someone else go through the entire process, they’re likely unaware of just how difficult and time-consuming it really is. This places bar prep […]

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Reflecting back on law school: both the good and the bad

May 6, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] My time as the BARBRI Life of a 3L blogger has come to an end, as has my time as a law student – but don’t worry, you can continue to follow my adventures as the BARBRI bar prep blogger. As I prepare to virtually […]

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