Law School Study Tips

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

March 26, 2021

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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1L tips for tackling different law school exam types

March 26, 2021

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law I just took my 6th law school exam and my second one for this semester, and so far all of them have been slightly different. Here is an explanation of the different types and some tips to help you prepare. Closed book with open […]

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What to remember for your law school graduation checklist

March 26, 2021

By Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School If you’re anything like me you love to plan. Somehow time has escaped me and now it’s the middle of the semester, meaning my desire (and need) to begin planning all things commencement related has become too strong to ignore. So, in typical OCD fashion, I […]

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

March 8, 2021

By Bree A. Vculek, George Washington University Law School 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. Talk […]

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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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3L success story: BARBRI 1L Mastery continues to carry over

March 8, 2021

By Aaron Feld, University of Illinois College of Law I’m now in my 3L year of law school and I’m totally ready. I just completed a summer of working in a Chicago-based law firm and plan to go full-time with the firm once I graduate from the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign. […]

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Why enroll in BARBRI Bar Review during 2L year (or even earlier)

February 22, 2021

“Why would I enroll in a bar review course months, or years, before I plan on actually studying for the bar exam?” This is an individual decision, but there are plenty of very good reasons you might consider enrolling as a 2L student (or even in first year). While you’ll utilize the majority of your […]

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4 ways to brief cases even faster

February 19, 2021

As you may have already discovered, your speed-reading abilities won’t help you as much as you think in law school. As you spend hours each night preparing for class, you need to know how to read – really read – the assigned cases. You must now carefully and critically analyze, question and reason every paragraph, […]

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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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