Category: Student Life

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 …

It’s the little things

We all know the struggle is real when it comes to maintaining motivation to plow through the week in Green. Especially now that the days are longer, the mornings are darker, and the make-up classes are piling up. …

Time-blocking over to-do lists

There’s a massive difference between being busy and being productive. It’s one thing to spend hours sitting at a desk “working” on homework and getting things crossed off your list. When I first started law school, I thought …

Annual fundraiser inspires advocacy

Since I started law school, February has become my favorite month of the year. I don’t have any secret admirers professing their love or my birthday, but KU Law’s Women in Law hosts their annual fundraiser, “Pub Night” …

Compartmentalization is key

Law school is a whirlwind, and last semester I often applied a tool I learned in flight school: compartmentalization. It was useful throughout my Navy career and has become ingrained in my thinking. Compartmentalization is a skill developed …

Thank U, Next

As I am typing this, I only have one more final for my fall semester of 3L year. Looking back, I truly had some remarkable professors this semester and learned a great deal. To my great professors, I …

Why I’m thankful for KU Law (but also thankful I’m almost done)

As I finish up my final semester at KU Law, I find that Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on my 2.5 years here and think about what I am thankful for. I’m thankful for all the …

Finding a new ‘team’

In the months leading up to orientation for KU Law, I often felt nervous about the difficulties I knew I would face in my 1L year. Among these were being cold called in class, not understanding the material …

From active duty to KU Law

Army veterans graduate from West Point together, end up at same law school 35 years later Eric McMillin and John Schoen were both commissioned by the United States Military Academy — also known as West Point — as …

Alisha’s declassified law school survival guide

A few weeks ago, I was studying with a friend and we started discussing the essential items that make our law-school lives (somewhat) easier. She said she wished she had known what to buy before 1L year started, …