Category: Academics

The Paper Chase

Six semesters. That’s all the time we have in law school. Of those six semesters, we only get to choose our classes in four of them, which means that we have four opportunities to pick the courses that will set the baseline for our legal careers. In such a limited time, it has been impossible […]

Being a Research Assistant: Surprisingly (or not?) one of my Favorite Law School Things

I love doing academic research and being involved in academia. So much, so, that I almost ditched law school for grad school after a particularly successful senior year of undergrad where I took a research project all the way to an international conference. I chose law school (obviously) ultimately, but I knew I wanted to […]

Where in the World to Take the Bar?

For non-lawyers out there, the bar exam seems like some ethereal exam that all lawyers take that is essentially torture. What the rest of the world doesn’t seem to know is that there is a LOT more to the bar exam than simply taking the test. And all that complication begins with one, seemingly simple, […]

Getting Comfortable with Failure

In the latest installment of my often countercultural blog posts about law school, I want to talk about learning how to fail. By learning how to fail, I simply mean learning how to get more comfortable with being wrong and making mistakes. This has been quite the journey for me, as I (and I’m sure […]

Class Recommendation: Mediation

I wanted to try something new and write about a class I’m taking this semester that I’d recommend to anyone in law school, regardless of interests or concentration area: Mediation. I met with an attorney-turned-academic last spring to learn more about her path, and when I asked what general courses I should take in either 2L or […]