Law School Self Care

Ten holiday gift ideas that fit perfectly with law students

December 17, 2019

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] The holiday season is upon us; sales are about to appear, and as a result, you may be wondering what to get that over-stressed law student in your life this year. 1. Bookstore Gift Card Law school textbooks are expensive, every time we have to […]

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Mental health check: Seven ways to manage the stress

December 11, 2019

Exam time is upon us, meaning it is officially the season of stress. Holiday prep, studying, and paper writing is a lot to handle, but don’t let the stress break you! To avoid a break down, make time for a few minutes of self-care each day. If you feel overwhelmed then consider the following options: […]

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Easy self-care ideas, from under 60 seconds to an hour or more

November 19, 2019

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Law school is busy, but that doesn’t mean you have to completely let yourself go. Self-care can take any form, it can take a few seconds or it can take a few days. As the driver of this thing called life, you get to decide […]

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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 deal and cope with illness during law school

October 11, 2019

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] It would be nice if all of the difficult parts of life paused for the three years of law school, but obviously, that is not how it works. During my first semester of law school, I developed worsening neurological symptoms, extreme fatigue, and debilitating brain fog. I […]

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Overcoming the myth of “Law Student Imposter Syndrome”

September 23, 2019

Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law In the last two weeks I have had probably two dozen conversations with 1Ls at various schools, each of which started with something like this: “I thought I understood (International Shoe, consideration, the noscitur a sociis canon, etc.) but then I got to class and now I am so confused. […]

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Approaching the 1L finish line

April 29, 2019

Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at the University of Arizona Yesterday I attended my last day of scheduled classes. My 1L year is over… well, almost… actually not even close. There is still so much to do. I still have 5 finals, and the law review write on to complete. I am sure you are in a […]

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Random reflections: When you’re the only one in the room

April 12, 2019

Guest blog by Courtney Boykin, 3L at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law As an African-American woman, I am accustomed to moving throughout social spaces that are predominately white. Growing up in relatively small West Tennessee town, my schooling atmospheres were typically predominantly white. Moving off to undergraduate school at a […]

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Your favorite 1L course: Spring break destination inspiration

February 18, 2019

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at the University of Arizona As we submit our memo drafts, attend OCI interviews and try to stay afloat with our extra classes, it is easy to forget that Spring Break is just around the corner. Look no further than your favorite 1L class for travel inspiration. Pick your favorite 1L […]

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Twelve things family and friends need to know about law school

November 28, 2018

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 don’t want […]

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