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Don’t Believe the Hype: First-Year Grades Are NOT the Most Important Ones You’ll Earn

If you’re reading this blog post, an attorney or current law student has likely shared the harsh reality of law school: The grades you earn during the 1L year will dictate what employment opportunities are available to you after graduation.   That’s no lie.    The vast majority of law firm recruiting takes place during the fall semester of law students’ 2L year. At that time, 1L grades, and honors like Law Review …

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5 Secrets to Law School Success from a Top 1L Student

Guest Blogger: Kate Fox, 1L Student Kate Fox is a 1L at University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a social media intern for BARBRI Law Preview. She attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, obtaining a degree in Marketing with a minor in Applied Statistics. As a first year, she has secured a summer legal internship with …

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Can 1L grades impact how much I pay for law school?

Unfortunately, yes. It’s well documented that the vast majority of law firm recruiting takes place during the fall semester of law students’ second year, and first year (1L) grades are all that legal employers have at their disposal at the time when deciding which students to hire into their summer associate programs. What may not …

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Rejected from your dream school? You still have one last chance

Devastated. Kicked in the gut. Blindsided.  That’s how it might feel when you check your Gmail and read the first sentence from your top-choice school: “We regret to inform you…”   If you’ve clung to the dream of attending a particular law school since your senior year of high school, you’ll undoubtedly feel deeply discouraged …

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Apps for Law Students

There’s an App for That: 5 Apps for Law Students

One part of being a savvy law student is using technology to your advantage. In law school, you’ll be required to digest large amounts of information in short periods of time. Turning to technology for study aids, note-taking and stress relief can help you manage your time and resources wisely. Since time management is an essential skill to …

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