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7 Tips: Prepping for Finals in Law School

Law School finals are beastly. The preparation that goes into studying goes far beyond the scope any student experiences during undergraduate years. Side note: I walked into senior year finals at Baylor in pajamas. [No, really – I did. You try studying for Anatomy & Physiology while working on a Medical Genetics Term Paper and a Biomedical Engineering Presentation.] Law school is different. The stress levels are palpable. I’ve told you it…

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Staying Organized in Law School

Law school is not for the faint of heart. There are hundreds of tasks to complete throughout a semester, from reading and briefing cases to writing memos; all the while you’re trying to keep yourself afloat. As far as I know, no one in my class (including the few paralegals) feel this experience is easy. In fact, everyone struggles at some point. Everyone. As I’m battling my way through this semester, and…

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Study Break @ The Crafty Irishman

Law school is stressful. Sure, there are those who shrug off the reading assignments and make it look easy – but I’m pretty sure they go home, throw off the facade and the panic attack ensues. Maybe it doesn’t, and you’re doing so great in school…but that’s not the case for me Every now and then, the reading gets too dense and I need to take a break. Being at school in…

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Things to Avoid Eating in Law School

You should probably avoid pretty much anything I stress bake. That’s right, I stress bake. Here’s a quick little reminder for you guys who are not aware of my sordid love affair with decadent chocolate cake and anything bathed in a creme. I mean, come ON! How are you not salivating?  You see, I have a real love and passion for food. I wouldn’t say I’m as adventurous as Andrew Zimmern, but I do…

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Self-Care in Law School

  During our Fundamentals Week, which is basically a crash-course in law school etiquette and expectations, one professor took the time to explain self-care in a way I’d never heard. She introduced me to Spoon Theory. Ever heard of it? It is a great model to explain the use of energy and how to get more of it. The theory was written by Christine Miserandino. She used it to explain…

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Law School – Remember to Breathe

Law school exams are terrifying. Maybe you are not of the same opinion, but I personally do not do well with uncertainty. Truly, I do not mind taking the exam. Waiting for grades to post however is what I find stressful. This semester, midterms were a welcome break from classes. There is so much information poured into my brain on a daily basis, I was ecstatic to find a few…

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What to Do After You Get Accepted to Law School

Yep, you read that right – I got in to Law School! ::happydance:: Thankfully, I had the choice of a few – which made my decision quite difficult. For me, the decision came down to location. Stay in Dallas? Move to San Antonio? I chose to take a leap of faith, stay in Dallas, and begin school at The UNT Dallas College of Law. Here’s what you need to know…

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Getting the D on V-Day

I’m sure most of you were looking to see some sort of action last night. Unfortunately for us, I’ve got the flu. There were no lacey sets, mood music, or candles. Why? Because this kinda-sorta-fit-chick must be wooed with an impressive menu! To hell with gifts. Shower me with decadent sauces and cremes! Am I right? The beau was amazing and ordered our Valentine’s Day dinner from The Cheesecake Factory. And honey, let…

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