Law Schools Course Selection

Questions to ask yourself when selecting 3L classes

March 29, 2022

By Mary Apodaca, BARBRI Managing Director of Legal Education I always felt a little overwhelmed during the course scheduling process. There were so many classes I wanted to take, only so many hours in my day, and deciding which classes would be most beneficial for MY path was never really clear. Going into my 3L […]

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From 2L to Rising 3L: Setting up final year success

March 27, 2022

The end of 2L year is right around the corner. True to form, it’s been B-U-S-Y. You’ve worked your tail off. You’re more than ready to call yourself a 3L student. But it’s important to finish strong on upcoming 2L final exams, and then you can look ahead. Here are some things to do before […]

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Advice from 3Ls on how to prepare for your 2L summer

May 16, 2021

By Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School So you’ve landed a summer job, but you don’t start until May, so what do you do to fill the time? Obviously, you want to come in prepared, make a good impression, convince them you’re worth a full-time job offer. How do you differentiate yourself from […]

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

March 26, 2021

By Juliana Del Pesco, BARBRI International Legal Manager 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 focus […]

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Paying attention to early bar exam requirements in 2L year

January 15, 2021

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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Better or worse? Ten ways 2L year differs from 1L year

October 25, 2020

Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Law School  1L year was tough, and I won’t lie. 2L year is also tough. But they’re tough in different ways. Maybe your 1L year was exactly what you expected or was nothing you had imagined, but the beauty of 2L year is that you have a solid year of […]

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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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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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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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Planning for the bar exam in 2L year … and why

October 10, 2018

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School As a 2L students, the bar exam should probably be on your mind. You should pay attention to not only your school course requirements but also to your state bar examination requirements (here’s a handy bar exam checklist from BARBRI you can follow). […]

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