Law Schools Course Selection

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

March 30, 2021

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

March 26, 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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Five questions to ask yourself when selecting 3L classes

March 23, 2021

By Mary Apodaca, BARBRI Senior 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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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

By Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Law School  Nothing can get worse than 1L year … right? I’m not so sure. While 2L year certainly has its benefits – I’m apt to say it is marginally better – I also feel more pressed for time, which I didn’t think was physically possible. Maybe it’s not […]

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The best decisions I made during 2L year

May 11, 2020

By Stephanie Baldwin, 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 18 credits, both semesters. […]

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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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