Category: Academics

What I Learned From My First Semester in Law School

I’ve just now started coming down from the whirlwind that was my first semester of law school. I’m a big fan of self-reflection and personal growth, as cheesy as that may sound, and I think it’s important to take the time after a milestone such as this to evaluate what I learned, what I wish […]

Keeping Up With the Joneses

Whether you’re a 3L in your second to last semester ever or a 1L just trying to live through your first semester ever, some things never change. Sure, 3Ls probably have much less to stress about and definitely know the ropes of a law school final exam by now. And yes, 1Ls are not yet […]

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 […]