Law School Study Tips

How to make law school life easier and less expensive

September 21, 2018

When entering law school, many students don’t know what to expect. They haven’t been able to attain relevant advice and aren’t sure of the ways, if any, law school varies from undergraduate. Most students plan to dive in — and hope to succeed — using trial-and-error. That’s not really the wisest approach. Here are several […]

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Recommended 1L schedule tips to manage the heavy workload

September 18, 2018

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at University of Arizona ] 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 and one of […]

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Study schedule apps to help you stay organized (and sane)

September 10, 2018

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at University of Arizona HI! I’m Stephanie, a 1L at the University of Arizona and I am excited to share this next year with you! I have been an LSAT tutor for a few years, so I have a lot of friends in law school. I was lucky enough to […]

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A recap of my top five best experiences of 1L year

May 7, 2018

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 1L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School I pressed the submit button on my final 1L exam just a few days ago! Unlike many of my peers, I elected to direct apply for a journal so while they’re stuck on campus for another week stressing about commas and footnotes, I’ve […]

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Start-up essentials for law school: Your 1L shopping guide

March 5, 2018

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 1L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School So, you decided to become a law student … now, what do you need to buy in order to fit the mold? While there, of course, is variety amongst us law students, some items seem to be a common amid the masses. With […]

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How to use spring break to make the rest of the way easier

February 28, 2018

GUEST BLOG Katie R. Day, Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D. Candidate 2018 Spring break is generally thought of as being a much-needed break from the hectic law school schedule. It’s a time to relax, maybe take a vacation, and enjoy not having class. While I do believe you should use your spring break to […]

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Five things successful attorneys did not learn in law school

February 11, 2018

By Sam Farkas, Esq., BARBRI Product Development Manager 1) BECOME AN EFFICIENT PROBLEM SOLVER Law school may have taught you the framework and skills to solve legal problems, but it did not teach you how to solve them efficiently. Successful attorneys are acquainted with two basic principles: The Pareto Principle that states 80 percent of […]

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Reflecting on the “exhausting, brutal” 1L exams experience

January 8, 2018

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 1L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Today I’ll be talking about the most dreaded 1L topic …. exams! Being early January I can officially say I’ve survived my first semester exams, so there’s that. Now while I anxiously await grade disbursement in late January I have the time to […]

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My case-reading strategy (that saves time!)

January 27, 2015

GUEST BLOG Harrison Thorne, 2L at UCLA School of Law When I first started law school, reading cases took FOREVER! It still takes me a while to get through reading assignments. But when I do the reading, I really try to get the most out of it. My method is a bit different—I think—than others’. […]

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