Law School Self Care

The power of making flexible “new semester intentions”

September 2, 2020

[ Bree A. Vculek, 2L at George Washington University ] Starting the semester feels like the start of a “New Year” for me. An exciting blank slate of opportunity awaits. But instead of New Year’s resolutions, I like to make new semester intentions. I have found that setting intentions brings a feeling of excitement and […]

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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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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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Looking back on my law school highlights over three years

April 28, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Today, I attended my last law school class, and it finally hit me: after next week, I will no longer be a law student. The realization is bittersweet: I’m ready to be finished with law school, I’m ready to start the next chapter of my […]

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“Extra good, extra useful” law school graduation gift ideas

April 22, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] So the time has finally come, your favorite law student is about to graduate and you have no idea what to buy them! With commencement ceremonies being pushed online, and in-person ceremonies being postponed, the law student in your life is sure to appreciate any […]

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Binge worthy TV shows that are not about the law

April 22, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] This post started out as a list of great books to binge instead of studying for exams, but then I remembered that we are all exhausted law students who probably need a break from all the reading. I am so glad to live in this golden age […]

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How regular meditation can improve your lifestyle

April 3, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] I am a naturally skeptical yet curious person, and I am doubly skeptical when people tout anything as the key to an improved lifestyle or mental wellness. This is how I felt about meditation until I found myself in law school, overcome with stress and anxiety, and […]

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Maintaining your law school community from afar

March 31, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] Wow… so now we are all online, some of you were required to leave campus dorms, many law school buildings are locked, and while others can remain open, for the most part, we are scattered across different time zones and even the world. I think […]

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Ideas for passing time while self-isolating

March 25, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] The world seems to be falling to pieces around us: our campuses are shut, classes are online, we’re being told to self-isolate and quarantine where possible, and to practice social distancing when engaging with the public. Now, as a law student, there have been times […]

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Keeping the “social” in social distancing

March 24, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] As you are likely settling into online classes, you may be wondering how to manage your new work-from-home life. In addition to figuring out how to succeed in online courses, it’s important to make sure you are protecting yourself from isolation and loneliness as well. There is […]

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