Tag: law school

A tumultuous, but rewarding, time to be an attorney

The late Jeremy Bentham once said, “The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.” The truth in Bentham’s words became apparent almost immediately after I started my classes at KU Law. One of the… Read More

Top Five Law School Myths

Myth # 1: You won’t have time to have a social life in law school. While I spent more time in the law library this year than I ever thought possible, I’ve still had plenty of time for… Read More

‘Everywhere you’ve lived and all the jobs you’ve ever had’: Tips from a 3L to prepare for the final year of law school

As my time at Green Hall winds down, I wanted to reflect on what I’ve learned. I’m not talking about which classes to take or how to study. Instead, as I scramble to finish my bar application by… Read More

Law school gives 2L the ‘swimming lesson’ she desperately needs

No one pushed me into the deep end of the pool when I was a tot. I had a fear of drowning and resisted formal lessons because swimming in the deep end terrified me. Today I am a… Read More

Moving to Lawrence? 3L offers 5 secrets to success

“Where should I live?” is one of the most common questions prospective students ask me. I’m settled in my sunny, happy, 105-year-old Victorian house now, but before I started classes at KU Law, I was at the helm… Read More

Recovering liberal arts major: Law school teaching me ‘how to actually be useful to people’

Liberal arts majors are among the worst kinds of people. I can say that because I am one. We think we know so much because of our well-rounded education, and we “just love learning” and don’t really have… Read More

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED Bar exam next hurdle in journey to firm ownership

Editor’s note: Zach Roberson and Carlos Hernandez are recent graduates of the University of Kansas School of Law. Following the bar exam and a short internship, they will be opening a law firm in Olathe, Kan. In a… Read More

From Pig to Pet: A Tale of Local Lawmaking

The City Commission members were shuffling papers and whispering to each other. The mayor cleared his throat and positioned his microphone; the murmur filling the crowded room drew to a hush as a man dressed in a fedora… Read More

I love the smell of KU basketball in the morning

At 5 a.m. my alarm starts beeping. At 5:03 a.m. my cell phone starts chirping. I press the snooze. It’s so cold and dark. Then I remember these alarms are very important. I leap out from under the… Read More

Track your online distraction with RescueTime

Our language is pretty well-suited to describe how we focus. We don’t “burn” attention, we “pay” it – and it’s pretty easy to find ourselves in a deficit. The saying “time is money” is true not only in… Read More