Law School Study Tips

How to survive midterm exams

October 9, 2020

Midterms can seem a bit daunting. But, they really aren’t the end of the world as we know it (as the classic R.E.M. song would have it). There’s a lot to be learned from the experience, and you may come away feeling better prepared for finals. In other words, you may feel fine. Even if […]

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Recommended 1L schedule tips to manage the heavy workload

September 18, 2020

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law First, let me say that everyone is different. You really have to find the 1L study schedule that works best for you. Ultimately, it has to be a schedule that you will follow. Over the summer, I attended a BARBRI Law Preview course […]

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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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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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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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What 1L students wish they knew from day one

March 15, 2020

We asked current law students to share their experiences about what they wish they had known or could have told themselves before starting their 1L year in law school. Here are the top responses. “Law School may make me feel stupid and brilliant all within a single class hour.” This can be especially true when […]

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Knowing you belong: Thriving in law school with a disability

March 9, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Disability is complicated. Even the term is rife with implication, and in an environment that is driven by competition like law school is, the already complicated aspects of living with a disability have the potential to morph into shame and create or exacerbate toxic fear. For the […]

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How to find a law school mentor and maintain the relationship

March 3, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] We have all heard how important it is to have a mentor in law school and within the legal field. It seems as though our first legal mentor is a designated student who helps guide us through our 1L and beyond by providing advice, being […]

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The law student Enneagram personality test

March 2, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] I love personality typing systems. Of course, none of them are completely accurate or wholly encapsulating, but I find them so fascinating as mechanisms for understanding myself and other people. The Enneagram is a personality typing system based on nine central fears/desires. Each type has a wing […]

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Time to check off any law school bucket list items

February 20, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Our time as law students is coming to an end and it’s making me strangely sentimental. Entering as a 1L I had no idea what to expect (I was first generation after all). For the past three years, I have not only learned what law […]

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