Posts by: Katherine Depangher

Waffles

5 years ago, I called my dad. I was seriously considering applying to law school, and I wanted his advice. I have always been close to my dad, and long after turning 18, I¬†continue to seek his wisdom and advice. He answered the phone. After the initial hello’s, I said, “Dad, I want your advice […]

Reflection: LSAT to J.D.

Motivation in law school can come and go. During 1L, motivation is often at its highest, because the grades that really matter are 1L grades. By 3L, staying motivated and keeping your head in the books can be very challenging. But the struggle to stay motivated is not limited to law school. I’ve heard from […]

Dreams Do Come True

I’m done with law school. I’m actually done. DONE. It’s been a week since I submitted my last paper, and it’s still sinking in. Tomorrow I get to sit alongside my classmates and receive a diploma that reflects three years of hard work, amazing experiences, and yes, tears.¬†And I’m done! My path to law school […]

Stress

Stress and anxiety are real. So let’s talk about it. One of the best pieces of advice I received my 1L year was to have a go-to de-stresser. Dealing with stress is hard, and it takes work, but I found this advice very helpful. Developing a habit of turning to something healthy and de-stressing in […]

How to Get the Most out of Your Classes (without comparing yourself to others)

Some people kick butt in colds calls. Others, well, don’t. And guess what? It doesn’t matter. If you’re even thinking about law school, chances are that you are a competitive person. You’re also smart. Which is great – because it will compel you forward in life, and help you succeed, time and time again. But […]