No, They Didn’t Admit You on Accident: Conquering Impostor Syndrome

im·pos·tor syn·drome (noun) — the persistent inability to believe that one’s success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved as a result of one’s own efforts or skills  When I got the email my 1L year that first semester grades were posted, my hands were quite literally shaking, and my pulse was beating so rapidly that I couldn’t catch my breath. I couldn’t decide if I … Continue reading No, They Didn’t Admit You on Accident: Conquering Impostor Syndrome

10 Ways to Ace Law School Classes

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

To Law Students From Nontraditional Backgrounds: You Belong Here

Here’s to law students who are the first in their family to go to college. To law students who have long since grown tired of checking the box that says their parents don’t have degrees as if they aren’t the most brilliant people you’ll ever meet. To law students whose lingering guilt at leaving home has now become a familiar shadow that wars with their … Continue reading To Law Students From Nontraditional Backgrounds: You Belong Here

Alcoholism and the Law

You have probably seen your share of parties. You may have gone (or still go to) to happy hour with some friends, or even have a nightcap to help you sleep.  In law school, alcohol is a staple. Many events hinge on the use of alcohol; and some lawyers and judges may even avoid events without alcohol. On top of that, there is pressure to drink– peer pressure from your friends and the larger social pressure that all lawyers drink.   … Continue reading Alcoholism and the Law

Anxiety: A Common Attorney Affliction

Welcome to your new life– law school. Law school is, for lack of a better word, hard.  It is an entirely new experience. You probably still can’t comprehend the journey you are embarking on. And while it will be incredible, and you will create strong bonds and learn amazing new things and grow as a person… it will also probably feel like an uphill battle. Chances are you will be over-worked, sleep-deprived, … Continue reading Anxiety: A Common Attorney Affliction

Finding Further Enrichment through Law School Extracurriculars

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

How to Survive Reading Period

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