I have not written a blog since I started law school and it is not because I did not have the time. I honestly did not want to exert any mental energy toward anything other than law school because it was so draining for me. The workload was manageable but the emotional aspect of law […]

When I first received the email and the first word was not “Congratulations”, my heart dropped. My spirits were lifted slightly when I read that I was placed on a waitlist. Honestly, I was honored to be on the waitlist considering my GPA and LSAT were both below the schools median. I knew that being […]

If you do not have a high GPA and/or LSAT, do not count yourself out the running for competitive law schools. Not only has it gotten even more difficult to be accepted to undergraduate institutions, the competition for admission into masters and Juris Doctorate programs has gotten tougher as well. Most applicants have a high GPA […]

I am beginning a blog series called “Expectation VS. Reality: First Generation College Student Edition”. Consider this blog in a brief introduction to the series. Being a first generation college student teaches students more than just what they learn in the classroom. I think a lot of first generation college students are pushed in the […]

I’m going to travel back one year to when I was an undergraduate student. My schedule changed drastically during my junior and senior year of undergrad but three things remained the same: I was a full-time student (taking at least five classes), I worked approximately 20 hours a week and I participated in collegiate track […]

Just hearing or reading the word “networking” makes my heart beat faster. I used to hate the concept of networking. Why couldn’t I just stay at home and rely on merit to get me through the door? I learned that while merit gets people acknowledged and is an indicator of one’s future performance, building lasting […]

I wrote this blog post in February but I was hesitant to post it so soon. I had just begun to hear back from law schools and I didn’t want to jump the gun on how I dealt with waiting for admissions decisions. Now that I’ve heard from 7 of the 8 law schools that […]