Category: Student Life

How to succeed as a parent in law school

Law school is a big adjustment for anyone. But for those of us with kids at home, it can be a complete shock to the system! Good news… the initial shock dissipates fairly quickly. Not only is law …

Making the transition from full-time professional to full-time law student

Prior to starting law school, I worked as a high school educator in Houston. I first entered education teaching 9th grade biology and pre-AP biology. The students I had the privilege of working with left such an impression …

2L Sydney Buckley gains practical experience at internship with federal judge

Now over halfway through my 2L year, I can confirm that the common mantra — “1L year they scare you death; 2L year they work you to death; 3L year they bore you to death” — certainly captures …

Best of both worlds

Cue Hannah Montana “Do you know what you’re doing this summer?” is one of the most dreadful questions in law school. Looking for a summer job/internship is not only stressful, but can also be disheartening. Applying for on-campus …

KU Law provides free federal, state tax preparation services through VITA program

What is VITA? The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program assists low income individuals in filing their federal and Kansas tax returns for the prior calendar year FOR FREE. The income thresholds and years change, but this year we’re looking …

Too much of a good thing

Though I’ve heard many sayings about law school, perhaps none capture the essence of the experience better than: “law school is a pie-eating contest where the reward for doing well is more pie.” At this point in my …

DDLC: Fall semester in review

Last fall, the Dean’s Diversity Leadership Council (DDLC) received support from the students, staff and faculty within Green Hall, as well as the greater legal community for a number of events and initiatives. The DDLC held three brown …

Dear Cis People,

Yes, you. The one who opened this post ready to defend your immediate emotional response to reading the title. No, this is not a conventional KU Law blog post and no, this post is not going to shame …

Similar life lessons can be learned from law school, relationships

I got engaged during the summer before my 3L year. Since then, I have been planning my upcoming wedding between classes. Since my mind has been constantly switching from thoughts about the assigned Jurisdiction reading to thinking about …

Learning to level up

Muhammad Ali said, “the person who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” I believe the same should be said about the three years of law …