Category: Student Life

The right place at the right time

I just finished my first year of law school, and it was everything that I didn’t think it would be.  Ever since I was a little kid, I have wanted to be a lawyer. When my mom would …

KU Law banner carrier graduates with a J.D. and a Ph.D.

Michael Hayes graduated from the University of Kansas with not one, but two, doctoral degrees this past weekend. He earned a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the University of Kansas School of Law and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) …

The best parts of law school, according to a departing 3L

I struggled mightily with what to write for this blog. How do I encapsulate three years of blood, sweat, caffeine and tears in 700(ish) words? I decided that the only way to this would be a personal favorite …

Embracing the uncertainty

Within the first hours of law school, all 1Ls are taught to embrace the uncertainty in the law. Little did I know, uncertainty would become a constant in my life. It started as merely a part of what …

Don’t box yourself in!

When I began law school, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with a law degree. Criminal prosecution and defense has always been a near and dear subject to me. I had no doubt that working in …

Stop studying … it might help you get a job

Woah, did I read that right? Yes, you did. But, don’t get the wrong idea. I am not saying that re-watching Parks and Recreation for the fifth time is going to land you a job. However, in certain …

Clearing your head

Finding balance in law school is all about allowing yourself simple pleasures. I love my daily coffee at the Burge Union, my Friday night movie marathons, and the potluck dinners my friends and I host. The nicest thing …

A (realistic) look at a law student’s spring break

As a 2L, I like to think that I’ve learned from my mistakes last year. One of those mistakes was being overly ambitious about how much studying I was going to get done over spring break. Before I …

Experience gained at MLP is invaluable

The Medical-Legal Partnership Field Placement Program was a truly invaluable experience that allowed me to work with clients as well as enhance my research and writing skills. One of the best parts about the MLP was that I …

Teamwork is essential to law school success

Before coming to law school, I spent several years as a firefighter and paramedic. Teamwork was very important to everything we did. We trained as a team, worked as a team and ate as a team. Just about …