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Dealing with Your Support System in Law School

My grandmother didn’t appreciate my answer when she asked what I would be giving up for Lent. “My social life.” I’m pretty sure she was thinking: The sunburn I got from her glare was almost enough to shrink a bit. Maybe before law school I would have. Maybe.  By this point in the semester, you’d think I was comfortable with learning to ignore family and friends in order to make the…

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HealthyFit, Law School

Such a Pretty Fat: 1L Version

I’m channeling Jen Lancaster here. Because I’m such a fan…and I think she gets me. Fo’ real. Weighing in at 174ish and trying to be healthier is tough. The things I like to eat are actually pretty healthy, like broccoli and pasta and chicken…but then I add butter and make a white wine sauce and the entire meal is delicious now like 1000 calories per serving. Which, I’m told, is not entirely good…

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Freebies, Law School

Starbucks Saturday!

Coffee plays quite a [venti] role in my life. My morning routine includes at least one cup every morning…depending on which class I have first, if I’m being real honest. I grew up in a household kick-started by a little cafecito, which means even a whiff of good java makes my day happier. This morning was a particularly great start. I crossed off several action items and snuck some good study time in before…

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Law School

March Checklist: What You Should be Doing to be Successful

You have less than 2 months of classes left. I only have 6 weeks of class left. Did you hear me? Less than 2 months. That’s it. This is Defcon 2, y’all. [Fast Pace] You are either thrilled, or practically in a full-blown panic. Halfway through the semester, running low on brain space, trying to keep studying…but you’re also losing steam. Right? No need to hide it. I am exhausted. Let’s be…

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Daily Dose, Law School

Fierce & Fabulous!

Our Law School awarded us Spring Break last week, after a series of midterms. We were in bad need of some time off. My brain needed the break. I was dreaming about studying and forgetting (in the dream) to bring my pencil [for an electronic exam], which resulted in major waterworks and a few mini-panic attacks…all while sleeping! Sure, it sounds far-fetched, but law school is a tough nut to crack and…

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Law School

Lawyering: A Starter Kit for Networking 1Ls

As a 1L, the question you get asked the most (besides, did you read for class?) is “What do you plan to practice?” I’m almost through my first year and I honestly have no idea which field I will choose. What I can tell you is how I started putting feelers out. It was both purposeful and accidental, all at once – and happened because I shook a few hands! Really! I…

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Daily Dose, Law School

1L: Getting Through Winter Break

“Law school attracts all kinds of crazy. Yourself included.” – One of my Best Friends Honestly, she’s not wrong. Law Students are a special breed of student. We get kicked in the teeth every single day, and keep coming back. There is a level of mental anguish that we simply become comfortable operating at, existing moment by moment on the brilliant notion of adding two letters to the end of our…

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Daily Dose, Law School

7 Tips: Prepping for Finals in Law School

Law School finals are beastly. The preparation that goes into studying goes far beyond the scope any student experiences during undergraduate years. Side note: I walked into senior year finals at Baylor in pajamas. [No, really – I did. You try studying for Anatomy & Physiology while working on a Medical Genetics Term Paper and a Biomedical Engineering Presentation.] Law school is different. The stress levels are palpable. I’ve told you it…

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Daily Dose, Law School

Staying Organized in Law School

Law school is not for the faint of heart. There are hundreds of tasks to complete throughout a semester, from reading and briefing cases to writing memos; all the while you’re trying to keep yourself afloat. As far as I know, no one in my class (including the few paralegals) feel this experience is easy. In fact, everyone struggles at some point. Everyone. As I’m battling my way through this semester, and…

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Daily Dose, Law School

Study Break @ The Crafty Irishman

Law school is stressful. Sure, there are those who shrug off the reading assignments and make it look easy – but I’m pretty sure they go home, throw off the facade and the panic attack ensues. Maybe it doesn’t, and you’re doing so great in school…but that’s not the case for me Every now and then, the reading gets too dense and I need to take a break. Being at school in…

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