Law School Study Tips

Ten legal podcasts to add to your playlist in 2020

January 16, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] We are into the third week of the semester at my law school and I have to be honest: I am already a little burned out on reading and class lectures.  So what does one do when they would like to continue increasing their legal knowledge but […]

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What to expect if you apply for a journal editorial board position

January 13, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] While a select few law journals – I’m looking at you Law Review – require a two-year commitment, the vast majority require only one-year commitments. In such cases, 2L members have the option to apply for, and serve on, the board during their final year […]

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Note-taking strategies

October 29, 2019

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Got note-taking Strategies? There are as many note-taking strategies as there are note-takers. Everyone works a little bit differently and needs a slightly different thing. What you need will likely change from semester to semester, and maybe even from course to course. I have tried probably almost […]

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Why it’s so hard to finish the open memo assignment

October 22, 2019

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Welcome to the throes of open memo season. Everyone has a ghostly absence behind their eyes. The doctrinal professors are refining their comedy routines in an attempt to cheer up all of us. As the process of writing the memo assignment has gone on, I’ve been surprised […]

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Fear, fatigue and failure: How to beat procrastination

October 7, 2019

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Raise your hand if procrastination has a hold of you. You may be reading this right now because you are procrastinating. Honestly, this is being written at the particular moment that I am also procrasti-working. Doing a less-urgent task makes me feel more confident in it and […]

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Advocating the use of study tools – 2L/3L Mastery and more

September 24, 2019

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law Last year, I wrote about the different type of supplements that are available to law students. This year I want to talk about how you can use them effectively. Last week the 1LLife wrote a great article about one of the supplements I […]

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How I use BARBRI 1L Mastery to survive the day-to-day

September 16, 2019

Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law Whether you’re about to begin your 1L year or in the thick of it and wondering how you’re going to make it, rest assured, you can do this. If you’re feeling weighed down by how little you understand about the law, don’t worry. I get it. That’s one of […]

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The impact of 2Ls paying it forward to 1L students

September 10, 2019

Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona Paying it Forward 2L Style We’ve all been there… and now it is time to pay it back, by paying it forward by helping 1Ls. Often, I talk to my fellow 2Ls to find out what I should write about each week. My friend Katrina suggested this […]

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Some survival tips for the different types of 2L final exams

April 23, 2019

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School How are you surviving finals? We’ve been here before, we faced these same exams in 1L, so we don’t need to stress … right? Likely not. Even though 1L grades are the most important for job security purposes (tack on first-semester 2L grades […]

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The time has come to pick your 2L classes

April 5, 2019

Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona Law School The time has arrived my fellow 1Ls. We finally have some freedom, and we get to pick our 2L classes. I cannot believe how fast this year flew by. My class registration day is just around the corner, and I am sure yours is quickly approaching too. So […]

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