Q1: Is law school hard?
A1: YES! The work isn’t necessarily hard but the environment is.
Q2: What did you do to prepare for law school?
A2: I watched a lot of YouTube videos and read a bunch of blogs like mine.
Q3: What kind of bag do you have for law school?
A3: First year I used a rolly bag because those books were too heavy. It is yet to be seen what will happen with that this year.
Q4: What do you wear to school?
A4: At first I dressed cute everyday. As the year went on, I wore whatever I could find, mostly yoga pants and comfy shirts.
Q5: How many hours a day do you study?
A5: During the weekdays, when I get back from school until I go to bed. On the weekends 14-16 hours per day.
Q6: What has been your favorite class thus far?
A6: Common Law Contracts
Q7: What kind of law do you want to practice?
A7: Animal Law and Environmental Law.
Q8: Where is the strangest place you have studied?
A8: In the shower.
Q9: How are law school finals?
A9: Like hell!
Q10: What is your favorite thing about law school?
A10: Knowing that I am going to be part of justice for the voiceless.
Q11: What is your least favorite thing about law school?
A11: Always feeling that whatever I am doing is not good enough and mean professors.
Q12: Which class are you most looking forward to next semester?
A12: Professional Responsibility and Sports Law
Q13: How was the LSAT and How many times did you take it?
A13: Also like hell. I never thought I would get past those LSAT days. I took it 3 times.
Q14: Did you take an LSAT prep course?
A14: I did the last time I took the test.
Q15: What kept you grounded this last year?
A15: God and knowing that I am finally exactly where I should be. Also, knowing that I am working towards helping animals. They are depending on me.
Q16: Are you looking forward to going back to school?
A16: No, No, NO.
Q17: What will you miss most about the summer?
A17: Naps, less worry, less stress, not seeing my dogs as much, not seeing friends, freedom, going to yoga all the time...SLEEP.
Q18: How do you stay organized?
A18: I keep track of everything I have to do in my planner. I made two lists each day: “2 Do” and “Due 2Day”. It keeps me on track with all my assignments, readings, and briefs each day.
Q19: What is the best piece of advice you received prior to going to law school that actually helped?
A19: To keep a spreadsheet with all of the people I have networked with. I have an excel document with names, contact information, where I met them, and a small tid bit of information about our encounter. (ex. if a person told me they have a son, I write that down to ask about the next time I see them.) It does not matter who you know, it matters who knows you.
Q20: What time do you get up in the morning?
A20: 5:00 a.m. but I press snooze for half an hour.
Q21: What do you eat for breakfast?
A21: It differs from day to day. Usually fruit, coffee or tea, and breakfast packets which have dried fruit and nuts.
Q22: What is the best thing that has happened to you since you started law school?
A22: I have been blessed with so many amazing opportunities to help animals.
Q23: What is the worst thing that has happened to you since you started law school?
A23: I got the flu last semester (after I had received the flu shot). I was so sick I thought I was going to die. Literally, it was horrible. I missed class and it was hard to catch up. Also, my computer froze the morning of my Property final and I had to hand write it.
Q24: Where did you work this summer?
A24: I had an internship working to protect Sharks from finning and I also write legal articles for a local attorney.
Q25: What is the best piece of advice you can give a new 1L?
A25? Do not take anything that anyone says to heart. Take everything with a grain of salt. People, students and teachers alike, will say terrible things to you and it is very upsetting. You have to know that you got here on your own and you are enough. I wish someone would have told me how hard the environment is. Some people are just downright unkind. Get to know some of your professors. There will be those special few who are kind and who guide you down your path of greatness. Lastly, just know that you will feel like you can’t go on but right when you think you are going to break, the semester and finals will be over, :)
Ok guys, I hope everyone enjoyed reading this. I got asked so many questions this past year that I figured that they all would make a great blog post. I remember reading other blogs like this and I loved reading Q & A’s. I hope you all have a great day! I’ll post again soon. Until then…