Law School Self Care

Top 10 emotional breakdown scenarios by 3L students

February 11, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] In 1L, our universities, professors, and mentors took us by the hand and gently led us through what it meant to be a law student. In 2L they pushed us out of the nest and told us to fly – and we tried! Now as […]

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

February 11, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the 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 […]

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Three ways to set yourself up for a productive week

February 10, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] I try to not do any school work on Sundays. After six days of classes and reading and extracurriculars, by Sunday I am usually brain dead, surrounded by a pile of laundry, and in desperate need of a break. Judith Shulevitz, a writer and editor, wrote an […]

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Can long distance relationships work? Are they worth it?

January 28, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Maybe you spent your summer working in a new city and found love only to come to the realization that returning to law school means you need to break up, or try long distance. Or maybe, alternatively, you started a relationship during law school, or […]

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Making it through the perplexing 1L job search process

January 28, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] It isn’t even the end of January and I already feel like I am so behind on everything in my life. Classes are grueling enough, but now we have job search and job fairs and interviews and cover letters and callbacks. Each task that I accomplish spawns […]

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New Year’s resolutions for the new semester

January 20, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] Since we have entered a new year and semester, I thought it was appropriate to make some new semester resolutions. Like typical new years resolutions, these are things I know I should do, but haven’t been doing consistently, or at all. The new year is […]

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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

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] 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 breakdown, make time for a few minutes of self-care each day […]

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1L winter break: Massages, flu shots, binge watching and more

December 11, 2019

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Congratulations! You made it through your first semester of law school. Whether you are feeling exhilarated by your overwhelming successes or discouraged by your perceived failures, you did it. This deserves many, many gold stars. It may be tempting to dive right into job application stress and […]

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The value of conducting an end-of-semester review

December 10, 2019

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] One of my favorite things that I learned during my teaching days of long ago is the value of doing a semester review. At the end of every semester, I would schedule an hour to sit at my favorite coffee shop, order my favorite drink, put on […]

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