Showing posts from January, 2020

An Overview of 1L Core Classes

Your core classes set up the basis for your legal knowledge, and I've always found it very interesting that first-year law students across the country are taking the same classes. These classes are super important, even if a bit broad, and information you learn from them will be used throughout your time as an attorney. Civil Procedure Civ Pro was a TOUGH course for me. It's a whole lot of black letter law, which was simple to understand because it was straightforward, but my professor focused on a lot of exceptions to certain rules, lesser known rules, and other oddities. I'm just glad that in the future when I'm practicing, I'll just be able to look at the rules book and figure everything out from there. Contracts Contracts, for me, is pretty uneventful. It's very formulaic and tedious, so it can be hard for me to focus in lecture and while reading cases. Honestly, the only thing that keeps me focused during class is the fact that I'm kind of

A Week in Outfits: What to Wear in Law School During the Winter

The cold tends to ruin a lot of things. Hiking? Definitely less fun to do in the cold. Walking to class? Once again, it's not a scenic route if you're stuck with your head down to deal with the chilly wind. The same goes for what you decide to wear to school. Gone are the days of walking around campus without a care in the world; now, you're stuck bundling up and hoping for the best as you brave the elements. For this week's blog, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at my outfits from this past week and give you some inspiration for what to wear to law school during the winter. Monday: I started off the week with something comfy--high-waisted jeans, a long sleeve shirt, and a cardigan. I'm big into wearing layers during the winter because you never know how warm or cold a room may be. Tuesday: On Tuesday, I wore another favorite combo of mine--sweaters and dresses. Adding in tights and boots updates this outfit for winter. Wednesday

My 1L Spring Semester Goals

As I'm in the midst of the first week of this semester, I thought now would be an appropriate time to figure out what my goals for this semester are. First off, I want to attend more networking events. It's so important, and now that I have a handle on how to tackle my readings and how to manage my time, I'll be able to devote more time to my future career. I've always been someone who really values her relationships with family and friends, and law school definitely can get in the way of those relationships. I want to make more time for calls home and more time talking to friends so I can keep those relationships healthy. I wanted to keep ongoing lists for both rules and cases for each class last semester, but I never got around to doing that (even though it definitely would have been helpful for civ pro). This semester, I want to keep these lists for classes that require them, and I'm going to stick with it to help with my studying at the end of the se

How Law School Helped My Anxiety

When I first chose to go to law school, one of my biggest worries was how it would affect my mental health. I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety when I was in fifth grade, and it's been a journey to become comfortable with my mental health since then. I already knew that law school is tough on anybody who goes through it, so it's natural that adding depression and anxiety to the mix might make things a bit more difficult. I made sure I was prepared to deal with anything that might come up while figuring what law school is all about. Oddly enough, law school hasn't done anything crazy to my mental health. Obviously, there has been plenty of stress due to the long hours of studying and the long hours of figuring out what the heck res judicata is. But, I'm feeling really great mentally. I think it might have something to do with being so comfortable and happy in law school. There's something special about being surrounded by people who are going throug

My Resolutions and a Look at 2019

Cheers to a new year! 2019 was a huge year for me, and I'm incredibly happy that it challenged me in so many ways. It's been a year of big moments and gigantic life changes, and I know 2020 is going to be even better. Looking Back at 2019 I began 2019 by preparing for my second LSAT and taking the actual test, followed by finishing all my applications for law schools. I remember how after I submitted all my apps, going to law school suddenly felt really real. Even though I had been working toward that for almost a year, having nothing to do but wait for responses from schools made me realize that I was actually going to go to law school. I then made my decision to go to the University of Denver for law school, and I couldn't be happier with my decision. I feel so at home in Denver and at the school, There's something about being surrounded by people just as focused on their schoolwork as I am that makes me comfortable. Moving to Colorado on my own was insan