Four stages you’ll go through while waiting on a job offer

September 2, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 3L at the University of Arizona ] We have all had a wild ride since COVID-19 impacted the world and, of course, the legal field, law schools and law students.  I’m now back to school online. Likely for the whole semester. My school has opted to provide four different modes of learning […]

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The many advantages of getting to know your professors better

August 28, 2020

This may sound a bit crazy to you at first, yet it’s actually a good idea: Make an effort to know your law school professors outside of class time. You may be thinking, “Really? I just got raked across the coals for half of today’s discussion, over a footnote in Hadley v. Baxendale, and you […]

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Get in the game with these serious networking tips

August 1, 2020

Right out the gate, as a 1L student (and pretty much any year thereafter in law school), you want to know about getting a job, which inherently deals with networking. In law school, it’s more of a game where the only ways to move forward a space are to (a) rank higher than your opponents […]

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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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Looking back on my law school highlights over three years

April 28, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Today, I attended my last law school class, and it finally hit me: after next week, I will no longer be a law student. The realization is bittersweet: I’m ready to be finished with law school, I’m ready to start the next chapter of my […]

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Asking for help and who to turn to when you need it

February 11, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] It so easy to want to ask for help but can be difficult to actually do so. In law school, there’s many things that are new, different and challenging. All the legal terminology and nuances. How to develop your own best system for taking notes […]

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Women in law speak: Career advice and gender equality

February 5, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Answers submitted anonymously by a mid-level female associate at a Big Law firm in a major U.S. city working in Labor and Employment At BARBRI, we respect people’s privacy so we never push participants to reveal their identity. That said, we do ask that you […]

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New Year’s resolutions for the new semester

January 20, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] Since we have entered a new year and semester, I thought it was appropriate to make some new semester resolutions. Like typical new years resolutions, these are things I know I should do, but haven’t been doing consistently, or at all. The new year is […]

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1L winter break: Massages, flu shots, binge watching and more

December 11, 2019

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Congratulations! You made it through your first semester of law school. Whether you are feeling exhilarated by your overwhelming successes or discouraged by your perceived failures, you did it. This deserves many, many gold stars. It may be tempting to dive right into job application stress and […]

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The law student’s guide to thriving at legal conferences

October 8, 2019

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] Legal Conferences Preparation Last year I had the opportunity to attend a legal conference in Washington DC as a representative of my journal. It was an out-of-state conference and I wasn’t sure what to expect, or what to pack. Since then, I’ve had the chance […]

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