By the time I left the arts education organization I founded in the early 2010s, I had spent the better part of a decade incorporating a business, writing and negotiating service contracts, and working with creative intellectual property. I enjoyed the nitty-gritty, down-to-details aspect of the law-related work I was doing, and I imagined I’d like to explore the other side of it—as an attorney. … Continue reading First Steps for First Gens: Finding Your Way to Law School (Even When the Path is Foggy)
After the heart-stopping terror of the email that grades have been posted comes the leaden-stomach anxiety of wondering what those grades mean and where to go from there. What do these grades mean for me? Am I supposed to review my exams? What if I don’t like my grades? As many questions swirl around after taking an exam as had to be answered in the … Continue reading I Just Got My Grades… Now What?
One of the first “law school-isms” that you hear is that a law school semester is “a marathon, not a sprint. ” It’s supposed to be an encouraging message—that there’s a long road ahead but there’s time to work your way to the front of the pack. If you just keep running, you’ll make it to the end. But don’t people spend months training for marathons? You … Continue reading 10 Ways to Ace Law School Classes
One of the ways to sustain yourself though the marathon that is law school is to get involved in activities that interest you. Some of those interests could double as academic credit or legal experience, but some can just be for you. It might seem like there’s no time left over after all the reading, outlining and study-grouping. While that may be true in the … Continue reading Finding Further Enrichment through Law School Extracurriculars
It’s the last day of classes. There are 5 days until your first law school final exam. You know you aren’t prepared to take the exam but you don’t know how to be. Those 5 days are stretching out in front of you— daunting. You’re used to schedules just being decided for you by classes, but now you have five unstructured, terrifyingly empty days in front of you to figure … Continue reading How to Survive Reading Period