Law Schools Course Selection

The best decisions I made during 2L year

May 11, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] What a ride this second year of law school has been. The saying is, “1L they work you to death” (true),  “2L they work you to death” (also true.) Now a lot of my “working to death” was all of my own doing. I took […]

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Reflecting back on law school: both the good and the bad

May 6, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] My time as the BARBRI Life of a 3L blogger has come to an end, as has my time as a law student – but don’t worry, you can continue to follow my adventures as the BARBRI bar prep blogger. As I prepare to virtually […]

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If I could ask a 3L anything … classes, assignments, jobs, life

April 14, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] What was supposed to be an interview with Mackenzie of the @The3LLife about expectations and advice for 3L year, quickly evolved into over two hours of conversation between her, Mara of the @The1LLife and myself. I don’t think either of us expected that this was […]

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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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Five questions to ask yourself when selecting 3L classes

April 10, 2020

[ Mary Apodaca, BARBRI Senior Director of Legal Education ] As you prepare for all that is to come in your third year of law school, one thing at the top of your list is which classes you will be taking. Should you take bar classes? Practice-oriented classes? Does it matter? I always felt a […]

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Spring cleaning – 2L edition

February 25, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] It’s hard to believe that spring break is almost here and along with it midterms, pressing journal or law review note due dates, externship deadlines that add to the pressure, and so much more. We have a lot on our plates, and spring break is […]

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Understanding your graduation requirements, starting in 2L year

September 17, 2019

Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona Graduation Requirements? Do you know what your graduation requirements are? I know it seems ridiculously early to be concerned with this. We are just first semester 2Ls after all, but I’ve got plans! When I told a few people about this weeks blog topic, they mostly fell […]

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Paying attention to early bar exam requirements in 2L year

September 9, 2019

Believe it or not, the second year of law school is when you should begin researching early bar exam requirements. If you’re a 2L student reading this blog, yes, that means pretty much now. It’s not too early to get moving on this process. Depending on the state/jurisdiction in which you plan to take the […]

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The struggle of back-to-class after summer-long work

September 4, 2019

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] As I talk to my fellow 2Ls, the biggest struggle right now (besides the job hunt) is moving back into “study mode” after working all summer long. It can be a difficult transition. Especially when there seems to be such a focus at the beginning […]

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The U.S. LL.M. | 6 tips for choosing your law school classes wisely

July 19, 2019

By Juliana Del Pesco BARBRI International Legal Manager, Americas LL.M. programs at some U.S. law schools allow students to create their own class schedule. This is a great benefit. And it can be overwhelming, too. There are many interesting classes, professors and visiting faculty. It’s difficult to decide. Which professors interest you most? Should you […]

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