Law School Outlining

Day in the life of a law student

November 5, 2020

[ Kathryn Pope, 2023 Law Graduate at the University of Florida Levin College of Law ] I want to preface my day in the life of a law student with a piece of advice that many people will tell you – law school is a marathon, not a sprint. Your very first semester of law school […]

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Books every law student should read for successful outcomes

October 19, 2020

[ Kathryn Pope, 2023 Law Graduate at the University of Florida Levin College of Law ] While the amount of information accessible about law school is beneficial, it can also lead to information overload. When I searched for materials to get myself ready for the “law school mindset,” I did not know where to begin to […]

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Eight really smart hacks for your Civil Procedure outline

October 2, 2020

[ Kathryn Pope, 2023 Law Graduate at the University of Florida Levin College of Law ] Hack #1: Talk to your professor This will be your greatest asset throughout the semester, especially when preparing your Civil Procedure outline and other course outlines for final exams. With each class, you are learning how to take your professor’s […]

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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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Attention 1Ls (and 2Ls, too): Outlining season has arrived

November 19, 2019

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] Yes, it’s time to outline. As 2Ls, we likely have our system set and we know what we need … but I remember last year, as a 1L, feeling lost. There were some things that I just did not understand how to do effectively my […]

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Law school note-taking part II

November 3, 2019

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] This week we are following that up with a rundown of my absolute favorite ever all-purpose app – Notion. Here’s how I have it set up: I start with a school dashboard that has my to-do list for the week along with a sub-page for each class […]

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How do you outline in U.S. law school?

October 30, 2019

[ Juliana Del Pesco, BARBRI International Legal Manager, Americas ] Outlining simply is synthesizing and meshing course material so you can access details quickly and digest concepts broadly. This process helps you master complex course material by organizing it into something meaningful and understandable for you … and, ultimately, to study for final exams. A […]

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Note-taking strategies

October 29, 2019

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Got note-taking Strategies? There are as many note-taking strategies as there are note-takers. Everyone works a little bit differently and needs a slightly different thing. What you need will likely change from semester to semester, and maybe even from course to course. I have tried probably almost […]

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Advocating the use of study tools – 2L/3L Mastery and more

September 24, 2019

Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona Last year, I wrote about the different type of supplements that are available to law students. This year I want to talk about how you can use them effectively. Last week the 1LLife wrote a great article about one of the supplements I have previously talked about, […]

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How I use BARBRI 1L Mastery to survive the day-to-day

September 16, 2019

Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law Hi! My name is Mara and now that Stephanie has graduated to the 2L life, I am taking over here at the 1L Life. If you’re reading this, that probably means you are either my mom (Hi mom!) or that you have made it through the first few weeks […]

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