Showing posts from October, 2020

My Post-1L Summer

  This post is a little overdue, but, hey, better late than never, right? Even though it is almost the end of October (how did that happen?!), I still thought it would be a good idea to talk about my post-1L summer, especially because it was so different from what I expected due to COVID-19.  I was lucky enough to get an internship over the summer. Plenty of people in my class lost their jobs, internships, and externships due to the uncertainty of the summer, but I'm grateful the courts were using video calls for hearings and docket.  I worked as a judicial intern for a judge, where I spent my summer working on an opinion for a county court appeal while also attending hearings, docket, and, at the end of the summer, two trials. While it wasn't exactly what I had been hoping for while working in the courts, I'm happy that I still had the opportunity to watch lawyers and judges learn to adapt to the new online environment courts, and many other jobs, were forced to enter.  I

How to Handle Hard Weeks in Law School

  Law school is hard, there's no way around that. But some days are definitely harder than others.  Take it from me, for example: a few weeks ago, everything suddenly felt like too much and I could not deal with it. Every small problem was magnified because I was so stressed out and anxious. After dealing with my anxiety all morning, I spoke too quickly in my opening statement for my Trial Practice class, and that was the straw that broke the camel's back. After walking back to my apartment from that class, I set an alarm for ten minutes, cried, and then got set up for my next Zoom class.  Luckily, I haven't had too many of those days in law school (knock on wood!). But, there are plenty of ways to get yourself through those days and weeks.  Socialize Now, this may be a bit harder with COVID, but there are still options, whether that be over Facetime, over Zoom, or in person while socially distancing. Your friends will help you get your mind off the stresses of law school a