Posts by: mluong1

Time Flies

I cannot believe I am nearly finished with my first year of law school. Simply typing the sentence makes me shake a little. When I started law school, I was fresh faced, alert, and nervous, and I am finishing my first year fairly exhausted and anxious. This spring semester is so much more difficult than […]

The Strange Things I Miss About Home

There are many things I miss doing since I moved to Boston. Meeting my best friends for drinks, driving, and warmer weather as of March 1, but you start to realize interesting things you miss. For instance, based on my Google search, there are 0 Krispy Kreme Doughnut locations and I miss seeing the neon […]

Marriage and Law School

My first impression of law school was it would be full of single people, but to my surprise there is a healthy sized range of age, experiences, and statuses. There are students in their early to mid-20s, students closer to my age in their late 20s/early 30s, and slightly older. Some students are in relationships […]

Winter Wonderland

Since friends and family knew I was moving to Boston, everyone has warned me of the dreaded winters and nor’easters. I’ve been waiting hesitantly since December for a great storm and several feet of snow with harsh and bitter cold. Thus far, it has been a fairly mild winter in my book. Keep in mind, […]

Network, network, network!

The idea of networking seems to strike fear into the hearts of the meek. It feels formal and daunting. It pushes shy people far outside their comfort zone. I’ll admit that it can be incredibly intimidating, but it is one of the greatest skills you can gain. Before I started law school, I recall my […]

Grades…dun, dun, dun!

Well, grades were posted this last week, and everyone I knew held their breaths while they refreshed their browser anxiously waiting to see that letter representation of their hard work. When I finally saw my grades, my heart skipped a few beats. I was disappointed. I did not know what to expect, but what I […]

One Blurry Year

It has been quite the adventurous year for me! In 2013, I lived in rainy Seattle, battled the Atlanta summer heat , and started law school in Boston. I even saw my first real snow and helped my friends make snow angels for the first time. People aren’t kidding when they say days can just […]

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! I have survived finals! I can’t believe it’s over. The last month of the semester was a blur of late nights, long days, lots of coffee, and a few hours of sleep every night. No matter how prepared I thought I would be, I definitely was not prepared enough. I have learned quite […]

Finals Pressure Pushing Down on Me, Pushing Down on You

There’s a cloud gathering around the tower. Nervous energy is swirling about, eyes dart anxiously in the classrooms and library, and the loud thumping of your own heart deafens the silence. It’s final examinations time. The beginning weeks seemed like just a glance ago, and yet, here I stare the last week of classes square […]

Cold Fears and Sweats Over Cold Calls

I imagine, or at least I find solace in hoping that, my fellow 1L students have the same anxiety driven dreams and stress about being cold called in class. Let’s forego the idea that one may not be fully prepared, but rather what if you are prepared and your brain betrays you? The probable reality […]