Law School Study Tips

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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The many advantages of getting to know your professors better

August 28, 2020

This may sound a bit crazy to you at first, yet it’s actually a good idea: Make an effort to know your law school professors outside of class time. You may be thinking, “Really? I just got raked across the coals for half of today’s discussion, over a footnote in Hadley v. Baxendale, and you […]

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The best decisions I made during 2L year

May 11, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] What a ride this second year of law school has been. The saying is, “1L they work you to death” (true),  “2L they work you to death” (also true.) Now a lot of my “working to death” was all of my own doing. I took […]

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Reflecting back on law school: both the good and the bad

May 6, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] My time as the BARBRI Life of a 3L blogger has come to an end, as has my time as a law student – but don’t worry, you can continue to follow my adventures as the BARBRI bar prep blogger. As I prepare to virtually […]

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What you need and don’t need as a 1L (from a 2L who knows)

May 6, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] I am just a week away from finishing up my 2L, and the time has flown by incredibly fast. I see on Facebook and LinkedIn that people are proudly announcing their seat deposits and forging ahead with their dream of law school even in this […]

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How to maintain your studies during this time of uncertainty

April 27, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] By now, none of us are strangers to uncertainty. Between grading shifts, bar exam postponements, the uncertainty of what the fall semester will look like, and summer internship cancellations it is totally reasonable for things to seem scary and a little out of control. Here are two […]

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Your Honor, may I have permission to screen share?

April 22, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] This past week I had my first trial over Zoom. Ok, so it was a bench trial, and for a class, but that doesn’t change the fact that I still had a sitting Judge, opposing counselors, and witnesses present. I was lucky enough to have […]

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If I could ask a 3L anything … classes, assignments, jobs, life

April 14, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] What was supposed to be an interview with Mackenzie of the @The3LLife about expectations and advice for 3L year, quickly evolved into over two hours of conversation between her, Mara of the @The1LLife and myself. I don’t think either of us expected that this was […]

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How to thrive during 1L year and beyond: Do your research, be flexible

April 14, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] This week I had the pleasure of sitting down, via Zoom of course, with Stephanie (The 2L Life) and Mackenzie (The 3L Life) to ask them all of our pressing questions about thriving in 1L and beyond. The biggest takeaways: Do your research and be flexible. Classes […]

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Four “shocking yet useful” things you may not know about Zoom

April 4, 2020

Guest blogger: Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania Zoom has officially taken over our classrooms, and 98% of our social interactions. To anyone who purchased stock in Zoom pre-COVID-19,  I applaud you. By now, you likely have a pretty decent understanding of how Zoom works and the basic do’s and don’ts  — i.e. […]

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