Tagged: exams

Libraries Part II: Study Aids and Other 1L Essentials

You’ve probably heard that study aids are essential to success during 1L. My take: you should not sacrifice sleeping, eating, exercise, or friendships to add more to an already heavy reading list. However, study aids can actually save time by helping you grasp difficult content more quickly.  Study aids take many forms: treatises summarizing an area of law; […]

Dark Days & Getting Through Them

My grandmother died after my second final in my first semester of law school. It feels a little gross to point out her death in this narrow context—contextualized by my exam schedule—but isn’t that how life works? A crisis happens and the world keeps moving on around you. In many ways, I was lucky. Marion […]

Finding Balance after 1L Fall Finals

1L exams over and done with, I’ve had time to take a breath and return to some of the activities that I had to put aside in order to focus on my classwork throughout the semester. One of those pastimes is rereading The Prelude, a poem I studied as a grad student and have also […]

Why I Chose to Study for the Bar in Paris

When you think of bar exam studying, you think of two months of basically a black hole. Now, since I haven’t actually started studying for the bar yet, I can neither confirm or deny the truthfulness of that statement. When I was signing up for bar courses, I needed to make a decision- namely, where […]

The Ghost of Finals Past

Well, the time has finally come. I stepped off of the plane last night back into Boston, and with the blast of cold air comes the inevitable blast of finals stress. Despite my best efforts to forget that I am, in fact, a law student over the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s now time for me to […]