Tag: law school

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 …

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 …

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 …

Stressed out? Gussy up and boogie down at ‘Law Prom’

The Barrister’s Ball has a long history at KU Law. Here a couple enjoys the event in the early 1980s. The spring semester has begun, and KU Law students are buckling down in preparation for the busyness that …

The town that built me

As a small girl, I would walk in circles around the giant metal cross that stood outside my church. As my parents caught up with their friends after mass, I would trace my hand across its rough surface, …

Local restaurant fare makes law school more delicious

As most people who know me will attest, I like to eat – and I like it more when someone else does the cooking for me. It’s not that I don’t know how to cook, but sometimes after …

The perfect study break, trivia night also yields bragging rights

In my few months as a law student, one of the most important things I have learned is how to balance the rigors of law school with the reality of the outside world. It is so easy to …

A day in the life of a 2L

Day in the Life is a three-part series following a 1L, 2L and 3L through a typical day of law school. The second installment is written by 2L Andy Stein. 7:15 a.m. The soothing tones of Incubus’ “Aqueous …

A race of wits: Bluebook Relays return for 22nd year

Barber Emerson Bluebook Relays Friday, October 28, 2011 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Green Hall View photos from last year’s Relays Each fall, first-year law students participate in the Barber Emerson Bluebook Relays. The competition, sponsored by a Lawrence …

1L shares remedies to cure law school burnout

There’s something about a day of sitting in classes, reading between classes, and looking forward to a night of more reading that can really wear a girl (or guy) out. Luckily, I’ve already found a few tried-and-true remedies …