Law School Finances

Top 10 emotional breakdown scenarios by 3L students

February 11, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] In 1L, our universities, professors, and mentors took us by the hand and gently led us through what it meant to be a law student. In 2L they pushed us out of the nest and told us to fly – and we tried! Now as […]

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Three money-saving tips on common law school expenses

January 28, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the 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 […]

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A summer associate wardrobe on a law student budget

November 12, 2019

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] 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. For me, […]

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Quick and easy mealtime ideas for time-strapped law students

November 12, 2019

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] It’s a known fact that law students are strapped for time. Our schedules are usually filled with school responsibilities, and when they’re not we’re normally too exhausted to take advantage of the break. With limited time and energy to devote to non-school related activities, law […]

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How to differentiate the dress code of formal events

March 15, 2019

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Barristers Ball, Law Prom, and a wide range of formal events such as Law Review Banquet, are fast approaching on many of our calendars. How do you differentiate between the dress code on these formal events? And more importantly, where do you find […]

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Twelve things family and friends need to know about law school

November 28, 2018

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Everyone knows law school is stressful. But for a law student, it can be difficult to describe how the strains of law school impact your ability to connect with their non-law school friends and family. Often times we suppress our frustrations because we […]

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How to adopt more eco-friendly habits on a law student budget

November 20, 2018

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Many of us flocked to law school with the notion that we would someday change the world. And though the enormous amount of law school debt incurred may have convinced the majority of us to trade in our hero hats for a seat […]

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Law student Thanksgiving ideas

November 13, 2018

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School The beginning of the holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving is only a week away. Do you have plans? What are some Thanksgiving ideas for law students? While 1L’s are encouraged to spend Thanksgiving outlining, creating stacks of flashcards, and pre-reading for courses […]

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How to make law school life easier and less expensive

September 21, 2018

When entering law school, many students don’t know what to expect. They haven’t been able to attain relevant advice and aren’t sure of the ways, if any, law school varies from undergraduate. Most students plan to dive in — and hope to succeed — using trial-and-error. That’s not really the wisest approach. Here are several […]

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Happy hours to formal balls: Decoding law school attire

March 27, 2018

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 1L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Being a law student inadvertently means you will be attending a variety of events – everything from firm happy hours to formal balls. Unfortunately for our budgets each event carries with it a different dress code, meaning a trip to the mall may […]

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