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Put in the Work: Preparing for Finals

We talk a lot about stress in law school, especially during finals time because guuuurrrl it is stressful! Beyond anything you experience in college. It is a mental mind melt and it can feel confusing as to why it feels so rough. Trust that you’re not alone in feeling frustrated and that it’s very normal… Continue reading Put in the Work: Preparing for Finals

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Make the Grade: How to Improve Law School GPA

One of the reasons breaks aren’t so fun during law school is because you’re often waiting for grades to drop. By now, most of those in school have received at least most of your grades for first semester. And the reaction is either a stomach-churning YAY! Or a stomach-churning oh no. Both responses require further… Continue reading Make the Grade: How to Improve Law School GPA

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It’s the Final Countdown: Managing Stress and Time During Law School Finals

A reprieve from what’s to come tomorrow— Hey, law students, are you feeling a little stressed right now? I remember how HORRIBLE my 1L fall semester was right around the holidays. I still felt academically in the dark about everything; had no idea how to study; was in a nervous wreck about money; and just… Continue reading It’s the Final Countdown: Managing Stress and Time During Law School Finals

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What Did I Just Read? Mastering Your Law School Assignments

One of the biggest problems with being a new law school student is that you rarely have a chance to truly gage how you’re doing in your courses until the end. Of course, some professors offer midterms to help you understand what’s going on, but that’s not always a given. Additionally, you not only have… Continue reading What Did I Just Read? Mastering Your Law School Assignments

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Preparing for Spring Semester Finals

So, first—work. Again. There’s so much ebb and flow with deadlines and projects that it’s difficult to maintain a steady schedule here, which sucks. I apologize. I have one more big thing this week and then I’m “free” as in, back to regular programming.  Thankfully. Anyway, as I’m winding down—those of you in schools are… Continue reading Preparing for Spring Semester Finals

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Life After Law School Finals

This is re-post from last year, but it still holds true! Enjoy your break! And for those of us practicing, take advantage of the season to indulge in self-care! Seven years ago, my husband (then boyfriend) and I celebrated our first Christmas together after finishing my first semester of law school.   I recently stumbled… Continue reading Life After Law School Finals

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Final Freakouts: Handling Mishaps during Law School Finals

If you’re in the midst of studying for finals, you’re likely stressed (ha!) so I don’t want to add more to your plate, but I want to give a one small warning about finals.  Not the study time leading up to the actual exam, but the day of and the (minimal) possibility of an emergency… Continue reading Final Freakouts: Handling Mishaps during Law School Finals