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Daily Dose, Law School

Finals Week: Brain Dumps & Caffeine Sprees

This semester was a beast. I don’t think I’ve worked harder than in this second semester of my 2L year. Does everyone else feel this way? This semester consisted of more coffee runs, more reading, and lots of mini panic attacks. So much effort went into this semester and, quite frankly, it terrifies me that a final can derail all that hard work. We have no clue what the essay questions…

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Daily Dose, Law School

Patent Bar Woes

The Texas Bar exam is three days’ worth of terror. Pure, unadulterated, law knowledge. It’s an amalgam of everything you learned in law school and (it seems like) a lot of what you didn’t. Let’s be honest, our law profs do a damn good job of trying to shove every course topic into our ever-growing brains, but they just can’t get it all in. There’s only so much a girl…

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Imperial Cuisine

  You all know how much I love to meal prep. It’s a specific type of relaxing chaos that I genuinely enjoy. I like shopping for groceries, having conversations with the fantastic Butchers at Central Market, and discussing meal options with various Foodies. The funny thing is that, for as much as I love meal prepping, I sometimes forget to plan…and then everything goes to hell. The week before my…

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Daily Dose, Reviews

Whistle Britches

A friend of mine sent me this text a few weeks ago: Dude. Dude. Duuuuuude. I was willing to die for that meal. If there had been a 3rd biscuit, I would have eaten it and it would have killed me and I would have died happy.   Now, I should tell you – my friends know how much I lurrrrveeee brunch. They rarely send foodie finds unless they’re 100% confident that…

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Daily Dose

Managing Your Debt

My parents couldn’t afford to pay for my college education. It’s that simple. There’s no whining or complaining here. Just straight facts. I wanted to attend college so I could afford luxuries I just didn’t have as a kid. Every teacher I ever interacted with said some variation of “Get good grades. Go to college. You’ll get a great job.” BULLSHIT. Not all degrees will land you a well-paying job….

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Daily Dose, Law School

Venting Frustrations

Attending law school as a former educator can sometimes be incredibly upsetting. For example – our professors recently started speaking about “unpacking concepts,” and I swear, I almost thought I was sitting in the back row of a professional development meeting about to die. I damn near fainted. How in the hell, did Texas TEKS end up gurgling into my law classes? I thought pursuing law school might mean I would…

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Love & Law School

Friendships are incredibly important to your life balance and ultimate happiness. This notion is even more crucial in school and, in my honest opinion, more-so in graduate school – where you’re testing the very limits of your own capacity to achieve and persevere. [Translation: Law school is hard, yo.] Law school is an institution that can cultivate deep, long-lasting relationships; law school will break you down. Everyone gets brain fatigue….

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Advice, Law School

Closing Deals In Heels

This past week was a combination of brutal + exhilarating. [The best times are a bit of both, wouldn’t you say?] On top of classwork, extra-curricular activities, and working in the law library, I also drove to Austin to participate in the Public Interest Law Fair. The beau and I drove straight to Austin after a full day of classes. But you know what? The Consortium of Texas Law Schools…

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Daily Dose, Recipes

Breakfast Prep!

Rolling out of bed and getting the day started is not as fun when the Texas weather refuses to pick a season. This past week brought temperatures ranging from 28 degrees to 70 degrees. With classes in full swing, the motivating factor to get me up and at ’em is the withering stare I’d receive from my morning professors for interrupting their classes. [There’s really not a whole lot worse…

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Advice, Daily Dose, Law School

Spring Semester Goals

It’s really odd to think about being half-way done with law school. Time flies when you’re drowning in enjoying case law, I guess. Despite the law school struggles, I am incredibly thankful for making it thus far. There’s a helluvalot of work that goes into prepping for class, attending networking events, and maintaining up-to-date writing samples plus a resume. Seriously though – the effort is worth every ounce of energy you…

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