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The Evolution of My Law School Study Habits- Everything I

Some of the biggest skills I have honed in law school is time management and organization. One thing I have used and relied on from the beginning is my Plum Paper Planner (more info in this post + a way to get $10 off your planner purchase). I seriously could not survive without this thing I keep my whole life organized in my planner and I

Actived: Friday Feb 7, 2020

URL: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2018/06/the-evolution-of-my-law-school-study.html

How to Brief a Case for Law School - The Legal Duchess

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Case briefing before class is one of the best ways to be prepared for being cold called. Professors will often ask you to state the facts of the case or the issue at stake- if you briefed, you can simply read off of that without stressing about what the answer is. At the beginning of law school, you will often get those core elements incorrect

- Actived: Tuesday Jan 7, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2018/08/how-to-brief-case-for-law-school.html

A Full Recap of My Experience on Law School Moot Court

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The case had to do with an exploding EZ-Bake oven which injured a child. My partner and I were both pretty on our game with getting the brief done on time and doing a lot of editing to turn in the best product we could. Finally, we sent the brief off to be judged and got started on oral argument practice.

- Actived: Saturday Feb 8, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2018/07/a-full-recap-of-my-experience-on-law.html

June 2018 - The Legal Duchess

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Summer is off to a great start and there is a lot of fun still coming: trips, weddings, 5K's and summer days full of sunshine. My husband and I just got home from an amazing cruise to the Caribbean with Royal Caribbean. We stopped in St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, and Haiti. I ate way too much, got a bit sunburnt and ready a whole pile of easy

- Actived: Saturday Nov 23, 2019
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2018/06/

How to Study when you have Zero Motivation - The Legal Duchess

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I do best when I have my time organized and allotted. This means to-do lists and study schedules are my lifelines when my motivation wanes. This way, completing just one thing and crossing it off the list or studying for the full 30 allotted minutes, makes me feel like I have accomplished something and that makes me more motivated to keep going

- Actived: Wednesday Feb 19, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2017/04/how-to-study-when-you-have-zero.html

A Day in the Life of a Law Student - The Legal Duchess

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9:00am: Off to school! It takes me 10-15 minutes to drive to the school, depending on traffic, so I always leave myself ample time. On my drive, I get the most upbeat music I can find to get hyped for another exciting day of law school (lol).

- Actived: Wednesday Jan 1, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2016/09/a-day-in-life-of-law-student.html

15 Random Must-Haves for College Girls under $15 - The

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Sooo I hate nasty looking nails and I also have no patience for waiting for my nails to dry. The answer to this predicament: nail polish drying spray! Paint your nails, spray, blow on them for a minute or two and off you go to class, the bar or a meeting with lovely nails and you didn't have to wait! 9. Lunch Box

- Actived: Tuesday Jan 14, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2016/08/15-random-must-haves-for-college-girls.html

How I Forced Myself to be a Morning Person - The Legal Duchess

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Hopefully, I can keep it up and fulfill my goal of running a 5K in 2018! Some mornings I don't feel like running and I will do a short Yoga session instead. Either way, getting a workout in first thing has been a great way to start off my mornings and make my mornings easier. 4. Save Some Reading for the Morning

- Actived: Saturday Jan 11, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2018/01/how-i-forced-myself-to-be-morning-person.html

Staying Organized in Law School - The Legal Duchess

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I print a meal planning sheet off this site each week and hang it on the fridge! 5. Sticky Notes We have already addressed my terrible memory in the to-do list section. Along with that, I have found that sticky notes make my life SO much easier. I put one on the front door at night to remind me to take my lunch the next morning to class. I keep

- Actived: Tuesday Feb 4, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2016/10/staying-organized-in-law-school.html

How to Improve Your Law School Reading Skills - The Legal

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I always like to plan out my reading into chunks. I pick out a number of pages or a "chunk" I want to get read before taking a break. I write this down on a sticky note and cross off each chunk completepelte it. This way I have a set break time and it helps me to focus and power through the dedicated chunk of reading because I know there is a

- Actived: Saturday Feb 15, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2018/01/how-to-get-better-at-law-school-reading.html

Supplies for Law School: What I Actually Use and What Was

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Send me an email if you would like $10 off your very own Plum Paper Planner. I also love these little weekly planning pads- I use it as a mouse pad and it keeps my weekly commitments at my fingertips.

- Actived: Wednesday Feb 19, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2018/07/supplies-for-law-school-what-i-actually.html

The Weekly Schedule of a Law Student- 2L Edition - The

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Not to mention I came down with a horrible stomach virus and was sick off and on for the entire second week and missed my first ever law school classes as a result :( I finally feel like I have life organized and a routine that works. Without further ado, here is a snapshot into a week in the life of a second-year law student, Moot Court member

- Actived: Monday Feb 3, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2017/09/the-weekly-schedule-of-law-student-2l.html

The Best Two Weeks of the Summer - The Legal Duchess

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I miss days off at the water park, watching races at the track on early evenings and endless shopping in the trade show. For those who have been to Pinto Worlds, you will fondly recognize many of these memories and I am sure have your own different favorites. As I reminisce about my many amazing years at World Show I have realized that I may have gone down there the first time to show my horse

- Actived: Tuesday Feb 11, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2015/06/the-best-two-weeks-of-summer.html

How I Pull Myself Out of a No-Motivation Rut - The Legal

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For example, if I have 2 classes to read for, a paper to start, the vacuum needs run and the dishes need to be done, I will start with the dishes or vacuuming. Either thing is a short and simple task but it is still something I can cross off my list. By doing this, I ease into productivity with simple things and I can accomplish a lot in a

- Actived: Monday Feb 17, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2018/09/how-i-pull-myself-out-of-no-motivation.html

Why the First Semester of Law School Does Not Define You

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I am happy to report that my hard work paid off- I re-engineered my study tactics, worked my butt off and was able to pull my GPA up 2 entire points after the second semester. I got a higher grade in every single class and I even got my first A in law school which led to me dancing down the hallway of my internship. I am eligible for Moot Court

- Actived: Thursday Feb 13, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2017/05/why-first-semester-of-law-school-does.html

5 Ways Studying Abroad Changed My Life - The Legal Duchess

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Prior to studying abroad in London, I had never traveled anywhere without my parents, friends or fiancé. I took off to London, England, all by myself with a suitcase, a backpack and a whole bunch of plans. While I did become very close friends with my fellow classmates and we did a lot of things together, this was still something independent

- Actived: Friday Jan 10, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2016/04/5-ways-studying-abroad-changed-my-life.html
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Bar Prep Take 2 - The Legal Duchess

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The lack of time off also led to extreme burnout which impeded my motivation (more on this later). To remedy this on my second try, I am starting an extra month early. This way, I can devote extra time to the subjects that cause me problems and I can schedule in some days off to give myself a mental break and hopefully avoid burnout. I have the

- Actived: Sunday Feb 2, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2019/11/bar-prep-take-2.html

Group or Solo: Pros and Cons of Studying for Law Students

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Pros Studying in a group helps me to stay on track and stay motivated. It is also great for bouncing questions off each other, understanding a tough subject, discussing the law and gaining a deeper understanding, and so much more.

- Actived: Wednesday Feb 5, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2016/10/group-or-solo-pros-and-cons-of-studying.html

A Day in the Life of a Law Student: 2nd Semester Edition

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11:00pm: I head off to shower, do my nightly beauty care and I read a little bit of news, a magazine article or a chapter in a book to settle my mind before sleep. So there you go. A general idea of what my second semester days look like. I try to balance my time and use it as wisely as possible so I can get all my work done and still have time

- Actived: Thursday Feb 20, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2017/02/a-day-in-life-of-law-student-2nd.html

How I Have Changed My Study Habits as a Second Year Law

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How I Have Changed My Study Habits as a Second Year Law Student Hello friends! I feel like I have been neglecting this little blog. School has been crazy- I am in the middle of an oral advocacy competition and I have to make new arguments and go head to head each week in addition to class, reading, writing an appellate brief for moot court and working in admissions. Blogging just got pushed

- Actived: Wednesday Feb 12, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2017/09/how-i-have-changed-my-study-habits-as.html

What to do over Thanksgiving Break as a Law Student - The

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This has not always been the case. During my first semester 1L year, I was so stressed out about outlining and so confused as to how to do it, I put it off completely until Thanksgiving break. That was the worst idea ever. I spend my entire break hunched over my computer typing like a madwoman while I outlined 4 classes from the beginning. I do

- Actived: Thursday Jan 2, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2018/11/what-to-do-over-thanksgiving-break-as.html

Tips for Preparing Your Law School Applications - The

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Also, it helped to keep my mind straight knowing that everything was organized and in one simple place. I also kept a running to-do list on my desk of what I needed to be doing for applications so that I never forgot to finish something and I could have the satisfaction of crossing things off and watching the list shrink. Organization is key! 4

- Actived: Thursday Feb 20, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2017/08/tips-for-preparing-your-law-school.html

What to Wear on Your First Day of Law School - The Legal

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Black pointed toe flats, a classic black watch and a scalloped tote finish off this simple outfit. I would complete this outfit with straight hair, natural makeup, and bright red nails for a pop of color. This outfit is so simple yet projects such an image of class and looks so put together and confident- a great first impression for your first day of law school.

- Actived: Friday Feb 7, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2017/08/what-to-wear-on-your-first-day-of-law.html

Preparing for Law School Exams One Month Out - The Legal

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I registered for my final semester yesterday so this whole graduation/taking the bar thing is getting real. Also, I am feeling super rejuvenated after a weekend with good friends and because a few big projects are finally off my plate. However, I have also come to a sudden and unpleasant realization that final exams are in approximately one

- Actived: Tuesday Jan 21, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2018/10/preparing-for-law-school-exams-one.html

Tips for Taking the LSAT - The Legal Duchess

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I am just so pleased to find these tips for taking LSAT. I am also aiming to crack this test so that I can get admission in the best law school but I think passing it is not that easy. I will collect the best preparation books for this and even can enroll with the online pre course. Reply Delete

- Actived: Saturday Feb 1, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2017/09/tips-for-taking-lsat.html

Making the Most of Ireland in a Short Trip - The Legal Duchess

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Something I realized very quickly in Europe is that walking is the mode of exploring. When we arrived in Dublin, Ireland, we took a taxi to the Hostel, dropped our bags and took off in search of food and entertainment. Just wandering around the city with no real direction helped us to run into all kinds of interesting things. We happened upon

- Actived: Tuesday Dec 31, 2019
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2016/04/making-most-of-ireland-in-short-trip.html

How to Create a Manageable Reading Schedule for Law School

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My Fridays off became my catch up day- I caught up on things around my house and spent a large chunk of the day reviewing and outlining. My Friday evenings were left open for date night with my hubby. I always took Saturdays off to spend time with my husband. The weeks were so busy for us between his work and my classes that we needed a day to

- Actived: Tuesday Jan 28, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2018/08/how-to-create-manageable-reading.html

What it is like Being Married to a Law Student - The Legal

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Nothing sets my wife off more than people who have never been to law school trying to relate to what law school is like. If you haven't been through it, apparently you can't understand it. I gave up on that during her 1L year and now I just nod, smile and say "yes dear" or "that sucks dear" when she is whining about law school stuff. There are

- Actived: Friday Feb 7, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2018/09/what-it-is-like-being-married-to-law.html

Preparing for Your First Legal Internship - The Legal Duchess

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Preparing for my first foray into the professional legal world has me a little stressed out and apprehensive. Regardless, I have spent my week off between the end of finals and the start of my internship preparing myself in every way I can.

- Actived: Wednesday Feb 12, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2017/05/preparing-for-your-first-legal.html

The Simple Ways I Save Money - The Legal Duchess

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Crew Factory often has major sales with 50% off their clearance items. Old Navy also has some amazing sales. I also like to shop clearance racks at the end of a season to pick up brand new items on major clearance- I either wear them creatively in the next season or store them away for the season next year. Then I have new things at a fraction of the cost waiting for me! 2. Poshmark & Thred-up

- Actived: Saturday Jan 4, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2018/07/the-simple-ways-i-save-money.html

What's in My Bag- Internship Edition - The Legal Duchess

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(If you want to order your own Plum Paper Planner, send me an email and I will send you a code for $10 off the purchase of your first Plum Paper Planner :)) 2. Notebook and Pen I always carry a medium-sized notebook and pen during internships. You never know when you are going to be given a project and it is best to have a place to jot down

- Actived: Sunday Feb 16, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2018/08/whats-in-my-bag-internship-edition.html

Maintaining Friendships in Law School - The Legal Duchess

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She got really mad that I wouldn't come see her because I had to study; she just completely did not understand how important that exam was and the level of studying I had to do to be ready. Even though it pissed her off, I had to put law school first in that instance. Eventually, she got over it and we're fine now but it can happen and

- Actived: Monday Jan 13, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2017/02/maintaining-friendships-in-law-school.html

How to Maintain a Law School-Life Balance - The Legal Duchess

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Some are married or in serious relationships, some are moving away from their parents for the first time and some are juggling being a parent with being a student. Whatever your relationships are, try to make them a priority. It is really easy to put off date night in favor of studying but that will hurt your marriage or relationship in the

- Actived: Saturday Nov 16, 2019
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2017/08/establishing-law-school-life-balance.html

Rock the Monday: 5 Tricks to Start the Week Right - The

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Starting the week off tired is not going to get you very far. Go to bed at a decent time on Sunday so you wake up refreshed and ready to take on the week Monday. I have a lot of trouble falling asleep but I have found a remedy that works well for me: reading a chapter in a book right before bed or doing some soft Yoga helps to settle my mind

- Actived: Sunday Feb 2, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2016/10/rock-monday-5-tricks-to-start-week-right.html

20 Things to Do Before Your First Day of Law School - The

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20 Things to Do Before Your First Day of Law School The start of school is fast approaching. For all those soon to be 1L's, this is a very exciting and nerve wracking time.

- Actived: Friday Feb 7, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2017/08/20-things-to-do-before-your-first-day.html

My First Day of Law School - The Legal Duchess

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My first class was not until 1:00pm so I had the morning to kill. My day was off to a great start when I sliced my foot open walking out the door to get the mail.

- Actived: Tuesday Dec 10, 2019
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2016/08/my-first-day-of-law-school.html

How to Stay Healthy in Law School - The Legal Duchess

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Law School throws everything for a loop and I mean everything. Biggest thing that has been lacking since I started Law School: my health. With my erratic schedule (stay up until midnight, up at 5:30 during the week, sleep until 10 on weekends), making a point to eat healthy, drink enough water and maybe sneak a workout in is a struggle.

- Actived: Tuesday Dec 24, 2019
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2017/01/how-to-stay-healthy-in-law-school.html

April 2016 - The Legal Duchess

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Take those experiences and pay it off later; I promise the memories are worth it. Don’t neglect your research project or classes; after all, that is the reason you get to do this experience. Find a way to weave the project into other activities you want to do and try to keep everything balanced. For example, if you want to do a day trip for a

- Actived: Saturday Feb 15, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2016/04/

What to Wear in Law School: A Week's Worth of Outfits

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By Thursday, I was feeling very ready for the weekend and I had a 10 hour day at the school ahead of me. I opted for jeans, a comfy flannel, and my combat boots. I topped it off with pigtail braids and a hat because honestly, I was running late on my way out the door #fail. I am all about keeping it real over here- some days you just have to

- Actived: Thursday Feb 6, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2019/03/what-to-wear-in-law-school-weeks-worth.html

Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020 - 10 Resolutions for a New Decade

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On social media, I probably come off pretty positive but in real life, I can lean a little negative/pessimistic. I try very hard to stay positive and in 2020, I am redoubling that effort. It costs me nothing to be a positive person and it can enhance the lives of those around me tenfold. 10. Spend Less Money

- Actived: Tuesday Feb 18, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2020/01/goodbye-2019-hello-2020-10-resolutions.html

Basic Etiquette Tips for a Law Student or New Lawyer - The

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3. Stay Off Your Phone This should be a no-brainer but given things I have observed at networking events and formal dinners- it apparently isn't. Leave your phone in your pocket or bag. Period. Unless someone gives you their number or email and you have nowhere to write it down. 4. Have a Firm Handshake Do not shake hands like a limp fish. Use

- Actived: Monday Feb 17, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2018/08/basic-etiquette-tips-for-law-student-or.html

My Must-Have School Supplies for Law School - The Legal

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So there it is! My must-have school supplies for Law School in a very detailed nutshell. I am getting very excited for Law School to start, especially with all the school supplies surrounding me! Just 18 more days!

- Actived: Saturday Feb 8, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2016/08/my-must-have-school-supplies-for-law.html

Tips for Time Management in Law School - The Legal Duchess

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This way, I start with all the quick little stuff and it gets me in a more motivated and productive mood to be able to tackle the bigger things. Also, there is something to be said for the satisfaction of crossing something off a to-do list- I find that to be an excellent source of motivation. 4. Prioritize

- Actived: Wednesday Feb 12, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2018/07/tips-for-time-management-in-law-school.html

A Recap of My First Week of Law School - The Legal Duchess

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A Recap of My First Week of Law School Well. I survived. The first week is finally over and I am completely exhausted. I think it is the mix of stress, nerves, hours of reading and just getting back into the swing of a school schedule. Overall, my first week was pretty darn good despite the Tornado warning and touchdowns in my area Wednesday night that sent my husband, pups and I to the

- Actived: Tuesday Dec 10, 2019
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2016/08/a-recap-of-my-first-week-of-law-school.html

Making the Most of Study Abroad - The Legal Duchess

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Take those experiences and pay it off later; I promise the memories are worth it. Don’t neglect your research project or classes; after all, that is the reason you get to do this experience. Find a way to weave the project into other activities you want to do and try to keep everything balanced. For example, if you want to do a day trip for a

- Actived: Tuesday Nov 19, 2019
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2016/04/making-most-of-study-abroad.html

Class Participation in Law School - The Legal Duchess

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Class participation in law school can be nerve wracking- you never want to say the wrong thing and make a fool out of yourself but you also know that participation factors into most grades so you know you need to raise your hand at some point.

- Actived: Saturday Jan 4, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2017/03/class-participation-in-law-school.html

Get to Know Me - The Legal Duchess

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Get to know law student blogger, Brandy of The Legal Duchess. She is a current law student and blogs about all things law school.

- Actived: Saturday Jan 25, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2018/07/get-to-know-me.html

How to Survive Your First Legal Internship - The Legal Duchess

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Speaking of break, make sure you are having fun and doing the things you love while you do not have homework. Watch Netflix, go do fun things, take naps. School will start back up before you know it so enjoy the time off and having a 9-5 schedule for a change. 9. Network, Network, Network

- Actived: Sunday Feb 16, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2017/07/how-to-survive-your-first-legal.html

Bar Exam Survival Kit + FREE Printable's - The Legal Duchess

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A Starbucks gift card or a big off coffee; A few mini Wine Bottles ; CHampagne to celebrate being done ; I made a cute little list to put on top explaining the contents. I made the printable available for free: click here to print. I also made the little sign that says "If Britney can survive 2007, you can survive studying for the bar exam". I put it in a little 4x6 frame for her to put on her

- Actived: Wednesday Jan 29, 2020
- Link: http://www.thelegalduchess.com/2018/06/bar-exam-survival-kit-free-printables.html

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