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Advice, Law School

Dean’s List Advice

  As a 2L, I feel it’s my duty to give you advice I wish I’d known through 1L. Your first year in law school is going to be hectic, and everyone will experience the learning curve. But, I’m here to share a few tips. These are some of the best tools I found throughout the year, and I personally believe (if you set up your study schedule and plan…

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Law School

The Night Before Your Final

The week before Finals is stressful. Deadlines. Meetings. Coffee Runs. Mentor Lunches. Dinner with your neglected significant other. But now, everything feels like you’re moving in slow motion; no class means you have time to binge-watch every episode of all your favorite shows, which you’ve dutifully ignored and tended to your reading all semester. Right? Now, here you are, the night before your exam. I really hope you studied. In fact,…

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Law School

Law School Depression: Grades & Guidance

THIS read made me realize how lucky I am. This semester has been grueling (more-so than last semester) for many reasons – but not one of those reasons stems from feeling alone. In fact, for my wonderful classmates who read this blog (and for those peers far and wide going through the same law school struggle) please know there are resources available for you. Talk to student services at your school. Reach out…

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Advice, Law School

How to Prep Your Oral Argument

You’ve been chugging along, gobbling up every nugget of wisdom the professors have to offer. Everything is ok. You’re fine. Law school is finally feeling right and then – POW! Your first oral argument comes bounding around the corner and you have no freaking clue what to do. This is the point where you realize one of two things: 1) Well damn. I don’t like to speak to crowds and this is…

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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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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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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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Dating Advice

  Oooh, the good stuff.    Get comfy. Here’s the secret – Put yourself out there! It’s frustrating to hear that a woman is “waiting for the right guy.” Let me tell you what…THE PERFECT MAN DOES NOT EXIST! [neither does the perfect woman] I’m not sure which fairytale, Disney movie, or romance novel you read, but this perfect guy or girl is a figment of your imagination, trapped within the…

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Twenty-Something Wisdom

I searched the inter-webs for other inspirational lists, but didn’t connect with a lot out there. I guess no other nerdy teachers with a passion for science, chocolate and over sharing juicy life tidbits while getting body waxes felt the need to give me any sherpa-like guidance through my first quarter century. No limp sushi-roll issue there. Instead, I’ll share my own limitless wisdom with you. Here are the things…

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