I have always been considered the “mom friend” that tends to overprepare and overpack. This was also true when I was in law school. I would typically carry a backpack, a bag, and a purse, on top of having a locker at the university. (Mind you I did downsize a bit in my later years). Although I had a lot on my plate (or should I say in my arms?), I wanted to make sure I was ready for whatever the school day would throw at me! Fortunately for you, I have survived law school and come armed with the knowledge I wish I had back when I was a young 1L. This includes (but is not limited to) knowing some essential items for law school that you may not innately think of putting in your bag. Of course you know that you need some obvious supplies like your casebooks, laptop, notebooks, etc, but there are plenty of additional materials that can really assist you in the school day. In order to make your life easier and get you more prepared, I have curated a list of items that helped me when I was in law school and that you should keep with you as well. Here are ten things for your backpack to help you out in law school! [Read more…] about Ten Things For Your Backpack To Help You In Law School
Congratulations! You are in your last year of law school and graduation is just around the corner. Time to celebrate and kick back and relax, right? Well, even though your senioritis may be kicking in, there are some important things you need to do before you walk across the stage and graduate. I remember how I felt when I was in my last semester of law school. The motivation was at an all time low, deadlines and work were stacking up, and I was hustling to get everything done before I had to start studying for the bar exam. Sometimes it is a mystery to me how I managed to get through it all. In order to make your life better post-graduation, I have curated a list of things that I did before I graduated that helped me during bar prep and at the start of my career. Here are ten things for you to do before you graduate. I hope that this list helps you get to that post-graduate life smoothly! [Read more…] about Law School Top 10 – 10 Things to Do Before You Graduate
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