Law School Study Tips

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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Tips for taking law school finals online or in-class

November 17, 2020

Mike Sims, BARBRI President 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 as online […]

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Day in the life of a law student

November 5, 2020

By Kathryn Pope, 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 is definitely a marathon and […]

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

October 19, 2020

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law 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 […]

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

October 19, 2020

By Bree A. Vculek, The George Washington University Law School 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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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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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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