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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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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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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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Law School F-Up

Today kind of sucked. Mostly because the textbook market failed me. Supply/Demand curves, yo. I needed a ConLaw book for a class, specifically – the 5th edition. Since I don’t have a million dollars, I pay for my schooling (including books) with loans, and can’t purchase my texts with blood or tissue samples [my undergrad was secured by promising my first-born to the Baylor Line] – I am careful with my funds…

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First Day Back!

Three semesters down, baby! It feels soooo good. I know it sounds crazy, but I really look forward to coming back to class. Law school is one of my happiest places. I’ve spoken to you about how hard classes are, and explained that my social life is nil, and joke about staying under the warm covers, eating bon-bons, and reading novels over the break, but the truth is – I…

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The Socratic Method Nightmare: My First Day of Law School

Here’s the post I wanted to publish, but couldn’t bring myself to do so because it was a  wee bit snarky. After tonight’s panel – I felt it should see the light of day; this way, you know just what was running through my mind that Fall morning. Enter: Torts Class 1. Now after almost a week of orientation (“fundamentals”), and finding out that I don’t know a damn thing…

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Wanderlust

This past weekend, I took an opportunity to run far from my notes, quizzes, and exam prep materials – three days before finals were set to begin. My best friend asked if I had a mental death wish. Truthfully, I snagged a great deal on airline tickets, and managed to fly from Dallas > Boston roundtrip for $22. I used a few of my airline points from previous flights with Southwest,…

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Rolling Craps + Bright Lights

  This post is several weeks late. I wanted to update y’all, really – but I had this crazy notion that 2L year was going to be smooth sailing. Don’t ask me where the delusion came from, because I have no answers for you. Here’s what you need to know – law school is still incredible, and I love learning new concepts; but then, sometimes, law school will kick you…

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Book Briefs

Let me be totally frank, I know that you feel case briefing sucks the big one. It’s time-consuming, frustrating to type or write out, and you wish you could be doing anything else. Right? Well, I hate to break it to ya, but briefing is a must. Anyone who says they don’t do it, but they still get by in class is *probably* lying. There’s just too much damn information in law texts for someone…

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Vodka & Comfort Zones

Walking into a networking event – where you plan to know less than 2 people – is terrifying. As a law student, networking events include our future employers, partners, and colleagues – which means first impressions count. While clerking for a Probate Judge last Spring, he said to me ” Sarah, don’t ever be the attorney that thinks they know everything. Be the attorney that makes it your business to know what…

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