Law School Study Tips

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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How to cope with the reality of less than stellar 1L grades

January 10, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] So by now, you’ve probably gotten your first semester grades back. If your law school is like mine, you probably had to wait many agonizing hours on a straggler professor to submit. Hopefully, you were thrilled with your grades, but since only 10% will be in the […]

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Knowing when to say yes (because you just never know)

December 10, 2019

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] A few weeks ago, I wrote about when to say no to opportunities. It focused on the fact that sometimes, as law students we feel like we have to do everything, and sometimes we need to say no. But sometimes, we need to say “yes,” […]

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The productive art of unique study rituals

November 19, 2019

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] I have been listening to the same album for almost every single study session for the past two years. I know this sounds boring but hear me out. I am the kind of person who struggles to transition from the outer world where life happens, and where […]

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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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Dealing with FOMO and knowing when it’s alright to say no

October 8, 2019

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] FOMO Law Student Style I think, as law students, we can suffer from a unique form of FOMO(osa)… the fear of missing out (on school-related activities). Unlike in the past where our FOMO might have been about social events, now, at least for me it […]

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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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Law school preparedness kit: What’s in my bag

September 30, 2019

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] One of the most frequent and helpful pieces of advice I’ve received since starting law school is to treat school like a job. Half of the week my classes get out pretty early, so I take advantage and go home. As soon as I pull into my […]

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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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