Time really does fly.
One year ago today I committed to law school.
Since then, it has been a challenging, but impactful, time in my life.
I remain incredibly grateful for this opportunity, as I understand that access to a legal education is a privilege.
I am inspired to utilize this privilege for good — so one day I can be there for others during an important time in their lives and help them navigate the often intimidating legal system.
It is crazy to think how much has happened since starting law school this past August.
I’ve taken legal courses: Adjudicative Criminal Procedure, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Criminal Law, Legal Research and Writing, Property, and Torts.
I wrote 3 legal memoranda and completed 1 oral argument.
I’ve joined a few activities on campus: Women’s Law Association and the Student Ambassador Program.
I’ve met some wonderful people (shoutout to my study group).
But it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows.
Adjusting to online law school was a STEEP learning curve.
It was undeniably tricky to balance the demands of law school with taking time for myself and my loved ones.
While I’ve become ~slightly~ better at this as of late, I’ll never forget how challenging it was at first.
Regardless, I can confidently say I made the right decision to stick with it and give it my best shot.
One phrase I’ve been repeating this past year is: “You’re doing your best, and that’s all you can do.”
Moving forward, I am excited for my legal internship this Summer and I hope to gain more hands-on legal experience during my 2L and 3L years.
With that, the countdown to finals begin…
Wish me luck!