Graduated law school: check! Took the bar exam: check! Passed the bar exam: check! Got sworn in as an attorney and can practice law: check! I have accomplished my dream to become a lawyer! Since November, I have been practicing law in Michigan and working at a law firm. With this new phase in my life comes new challenges, adventures, and problems. Although I am still a new attorney, I have learned a lot and continue to grow as a person and legal professional. One thing that I have had to learn is how to manage stress while practicing as an attorney. Here are some of my tips to help you deal with the problems and stress that come with practicing law. [Read more…] about Post-Grad Perspective – How To Manage Stress After Law School
The break is over and the new semester has begun! Time to get into the grind of law school yet again with classes, studying, and outlining! However, you aren’t exactly ready to dive into your stressful and hectic schedule. What are you to do?? Personally, I use songs and music to help get me pumped up and motivated! For example, I have curated a list of songs to help you get through exams. One of my favorite musicals (and one that has been very popular in pop culture in recent years) is Hamilton. This musical uses a unique blend of genres to create some banging hits all about Revolutionary-Era America and one of our founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton. These songs get stuck in my head frequently and constantly make me feel ready to take on the world! So here are 10 Hamilton songs to help get you motivated for the new semester.
Please note these songs are in no particular order, so listen in whatever order helps you the most!
The Fall semester sometimes seems to go on forever, however, at the same time, somehow it is already the middle of the semester! With the hustle and bustle of law school, sometimes it is easy to get lost in the daily grind of classes, studying, and working. You are working hard and getting your stuff done, and time seems to fly right past you! That is why it is important to check in with yourself regularly to make sure you are on track and feeling good throughout the semester. So, here is a guide for a mid-semester check-in and some advice to get you through the rest of the semester. [Read more…] about Health and Wellness in Law School – Mid-Semester Checklist and Advice
The semester began, and you spent numerous hours reading cases, attending lectures, and trying to learn the law. You got caught up in the hustle and bustle of law school and suddenly it is the middle of the semester! Now is your first chance to show your professors what you’ve got and how much you have learned in your midterm exams. So what exactly are midterms? How are midterms different from finals? What should you do if you didn’t score as highly as you had hoped? In order to give you some clarity in this challenging time, I have answered some “questions” that you may be asking regarding midterm exams. Hopefully these answers will shed some light and help you through this difficult time! [Read more…] about Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered – Midterms
The United States and other countries are facing an unprecedented global pandemic. Some countries have opened up (or at least partially), while the United States unfortunately continues to have high daily new cases and deaths. Despite this, fall is here and school has begun again, this time during the pandemic. So how are law schools handling the current crisis? What should you do if you are uncomfortable with what your school has decided or you are at a heightened risk for serious infection? In order to give you some clarity in these uncertain times, I have answered some “questions” that you may be asking regarding law school and the pandemic. Hopefully these answers will shed some light and help you through this difficult time! [Read more…] about Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered – Law School and COVID-19
Usually starting in your 2L year you have the opportunity to participate in “professional experience” activities, also known as co-curriculars or extracurriculars. There are numerous different organizations that you can join that hone different skills. At my law school we had moot court, mock trial, law review, Journal of Business Law, The Journal of Law in Society, Jessup International Law Moot Court, and the transactional law competition. (Please note that other schools may have other programs or more niched organizations in a specific area of law). Regardless of what the focus of the organization is, these extracurriculars are amazing opportunities to gain practical experience about what it’s like to be a lawyer. Not only do you obtain valuable skills and can add something to your resume, you also usually can get credits toward your degree! [Read more…] about Law School Perspective: How To Prepare for Co-Curricular Tryouts and Interviews