Law School Study Tips

How to brief a case in U.S. law school

January 4, 2021

Learning how to brief a case is a necessary part of studying U.S. law. You will undoubtedly hear the term regularly during your time in law school. Quite simply, a case brief is a set of notes you take on each assigned case to ensure you are paying attention to what’s important. Your case brief […]

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Tips for taking law school finals online or in-class

November 17, 2020

[ BARBRI President Mike Sims ] As you likely already know, the grades you receive on your law school finals, particularly in your first year, are critical. Additionally, you may be facing your law school finals as online exams. Here are some tips to help you ace your law school finals, whether they are administered […]

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What else you can do to prepare for law school final exams

November 5, 2020

You have your outlines complete and you’re ready to start studying for law school final exams. You’re trying to memorize the rules of law and apply them, but what else should you be doing? Here are a few extra finals prep tips: Schedule and track your study hours Hold yourself accountable by scheduling your study […]

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Day in the life of a law student

November 5, 2020

[ Kathryn Pope, 2023 Law Graduate at the 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 […]

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The essential role of law school supplements, from 1L to 3L

October 19, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 3L at the University of Arizona ] I am sure most of you, like me, feel that this semester is challenging for all of us. At my school, we are still 100% online and may return to school in a week or two but, even then, we are split into different teams […]

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A glimpse of what it’s like to pursue a part time law degree

October 19, 2020

[ Bree A. Vculek, 2L at George Washington University ] Welcome to a day in the life of a law student – a part-time law student. I am often asked, “how do you do it all?” and “what does a day in your life look like?” I’m here to clarify that I definitely don’t “do it […]

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Books every law student should read for successful outcomes

October 19, 2020

[ Kathryn Pope, 2023 Law Graduate at the 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 […]

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How to overcome the onset of Zoom fatigue, law school stress

October 2, 2020

[ Bree A. Vculek, 2L at George Washington University ] Why video calls can be exhausting We’re multi-tasking. We’re logged on for a lecture, checking email (and our three social channels …), trying to entertain our quarantine puppy (just me?), texting friends and family, and checking out the décor in our professors’ and classmates’ homes. […]

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Eight really smart hacks for your Civil Procedure outline

October 2, 2020

[ Kathryn Pope, 2023 Law Graduate at the University of Florida Levin College of Law ] 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 […]

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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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