Your Journey to Becoming a 1L, As Told in Dog Memes

The journey to becoming a 1L is a long one, filled with a whole lot of stress and anxiety. You’ve worked hard as an undergrad, taken the LSAT, applied for law school and waited in limbo for what felt like forever. Then, it finally happened. You got your first acceptance letter. That being said, there are some things that are just better explained in dog memes.

When you realize you're going to be a 1L.

Getting your first acceptance letter to law school is extremely exciting. When the rest of them start rolling in, it’s time to decide which one you want to pursue. A great way to help you choose, is to attend the school’s admitted students day. Making the most of admitted students days means talking to other students, visiting the registrar’s office and career center, and more. These days allow you to put together a pros/cons list to help better decide where you will get your legal education.

When you look up how much law school is going to cost.

Let’s face it, law school is expensive. Using tools like the Law School Cost Calculator can help you get an idea of how much it’ll cost you. Once you’ve got that calculated, the next thing you should do is start applying for scholarships. Check out these blog articles for scholarship advice:

When you prepare with Law Preview and worry less about becoming a 1L.

You got into law school and figured out how you’re going to pay for it. Now what? Spend the summer preparing for it with a Law Preview 5- or 6-day course. BARBRI Law Preview helps you prepare for the law school experience and ultimately your legal career. Our courses are built to put you on the path to 1L success before ever setting foot in a law school classroom. Check out these resources to learn more about our courses:

Becoming a 1L never felt better now that you've prepare with Law Preview.

Law Preview helps you prepare for law school so that your first day as a 1L isn’t so scary. Your first year grades not only determine your eligibility for Law Review and other academic honors, but dictate what job opportunities are available when you graduate. Be ready to conquer law school with BARBRI Law Preview.

Law preview is the only class I would voluntarily wake up at 5AM for during my summer! The preparation I received during the class has vastly contributed to my first semester success. After religiously following the advice and schedule provided to us, I received a 3.7 GPA! I even landed an interview for a 1L position with one of the most prestigious law firms. I couldn’t have done any of this without the knowledge law preview provided me with. Totally worth it!

Sara E., Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2018