Category: Academics

It’s All in the Title

During my 1L year, my student mentor gave me the sound advice to sign up for Professor Kealy’s Legislative Drafting Clinic if I wanted to get some exposure to the “sausage-making” of legislation (Hint: it’s nothing like sausage-making). I signed up the first opportunity I could, which was this past semester. It’s a wonderful clinic. Not […]

Legal Writing for Civil Litigation

This semester I am taking a three-credit seminar titled Legal Writing for Civil Litigation taught by a senior associate at a large law firm. Throughout the semester we have drafted a Complaint, Discovery Requests, a Motion to Dismiss, and our final assignment is a Motion for Summary Judgment. At our first class meeting, we simulated […]

Third Time’s the Charm

I realize that, at least for me, law school is one big circle and routinely saying “I can’t believe it’s that time of the year again.” And, for the sake of carrying on tradition, here it is: I can’t believe it’s finals time of the year again. But whether you believe it or not, the […]

“Break” me off a piece of that… Turkey?

As echoed in previous posts, law school Thanksgivings can be a tough balance of: relaxation and work, family movies and tort law, avoiding relatives and FedRCivP Rule 23(B), etc etc. Having encountered my first law school Thanksgiving, I’m choosing to reflect on what the break taught me about slowing down. Before leaving for break, people […]

Finding your Sweet Spot

My decision to attend law school came after a long process of trial and error. In kindergarten, when everyone was deciding between being a princess or a rock star, I knew I was going to grow up to be a veterinarian. From the age of five years old, I was convinced I would spend my […]