We all hear a lot about how difficult law school is before we even set foot in the law school building. The endless reading assignments, the infamous Socratic method and the final exams that determine your entire semester grade. But what if, to add to it all, English isn’t even your primary language? Does it even make sense to try to learn the law, which in and of itself can sound like a language of its own, in a language that is not your own? Are you setting yourself up for failure? My answer is no, not even remotely. [Read more…] about Going to Law School When English is your Second Language
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Transferring law schools is not uncommon and can happen for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you didn’t get accepted into your dream law school on the first try and wish to try again as a 1L. Perhaps you did get into your dream law school, but the law school you got into offered you a more lucrative deal. Some students have to transfer due to changing family obligations, and others have various life circumstances that force them to look into this option. Life happens. If you wish to transfer, know that it’s doable. Do your research as early as possible and go into the process prepared. Here are a few things to keep in mind: [Read more…] about Ahead Of The Curve: So You Want To Transfer Law Schools…
Law school in and of itself is a challenging experience. Going to law school while working full-time may almost seem absurd. The faces and comments friends, co-workers and complete strangers made at me when I announced that this is what I was going to do were almost discouraging. Are you sure you can do this? How are you going to manage work? But when are you going to study? I almost began to doubt the idea myself. Six years later, I am here to tell you that you can do this. You will manage work. You will have time to study. And yes, you will see your family. This is how: [Read more…] about Balancing Life As A Night Student