Law School Outlining

Books every law student should read for successful outcomes

March 8, 2021

By Kathryn Pope, 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 look. Thankfully, I was introduced […]

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3L success story: BARBRI 1L Mastery continues to carry over

March 8, 2021

By Aaron Feld, University of Illinois College of Law I’m now in my 3L year of law school and I’m totally ready. I just completed a summer of working in a Chicago-based law firm and plan to go full-time with the firm once I graduate from the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign. […]

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Law school note-taking part II

March 8, 2021

Mara Masters, 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 and activity I am involved […]

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Day in the life of a law student

November 5, 2020

By Kathryn Pope, 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 is definitely a marathon and […]

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Eight smart hacks for your Civil Procedure outline

October 2, 2020

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 specific exam. While there is a level of uniformity among law schools across the country, […]

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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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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

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

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