Law School Self Care

New Year’s resolutions to jump-start the new semester

January 2, 2022

It’s a new year and a new semester. Time to assess your old habits and make resolutions where needed. Are there things you should have been doing, or doing with more consistency, last semester? The new year provides a great opportunity to implement habits that will help you be a well-rounded law school student. Here […]

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Five self-care tips for exam time

November 4, 2021

Not that you need a reminder, but finals are right around the corner. It is a stressful time for all law students. Whether you’re a 1L preparing for your first 3+ hour final exam or you’re a seasoned 3L waiting to conquer your last fall semester, finals can be grueling. Remember to take a few […]

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After winter break: Getting back into the law student mindset

March 26, 2021

By Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Winter break is officially over Classes have begun, calendars are beginning to fill. My brain, however, has yet to register that it’s time to re-enter law student mode. Remember the days when teachers would waste the first days of class reviewing the syllabus? The fast-track nature […]

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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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Better or worse? Ten ways 2L year differs from 1L year

October 25, 2020

Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Law School  1L year was tough, and I won’t lie. 2L year is also tough. But they’re tough in different ways. Maybe your 1L year was exactly what you expected or was nothing you had imagined, but the beauty of 2L year is that you have a solid year of […]

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Recommended 1L schedule tips to manage the heavy workload

September 18, 2020

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law First, let me say that everyone is different. You really have to find the 1L study schedule that works best for you. Ultimately, it has to be a schedule that you will follow. Over the summer, I attended a BARBRI Law Preview course […]

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Asking for help and who to turn to when you need it

September 7, 2020

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona  It so easy to want to ask for help but can be difficult to actually do so. In law school, there’s many things that are new, different and challenging. All the legal terminology and nuances. How to develop your own best system for taking notes and building outlines. What […]

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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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What 1L students wish they knew from day one

March 15, 2020

We asked current law students to share their experiences about what they wish they had known or could have told themselves before starting their 1L year in law school. Here are the top responses. “Law School may make me feel stupid and brilliant all within a single class hour.” This can be especially true when […]

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Knowing you belong: Thriving in law school with a disability

March 9, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Disability is complicated. Even the term is rife with implication, and in an environment that is driven by competition like law school is, the already complicated aspects of living with a disability have the potential to morph into shame and create or exacerbate toxic fear. For the […]

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