Tag: student life

Tips from a departing 3L

With graduation just a few months away, 3L Sophia Dinkel took a break from post-law school planning to offer words of wisdom to future Jayhawk lawyers-in-training.  As a 3L departing from law school in May, here are a …

Reflections from a departing 3L

As I write this blog, I have just 33 days left of law school (not that I’m counting). Yes, you can graduate in December of your third year. Be a summer starter — it pays off in many …

3L advocates for change through congressional bid

For the class of 2017, the final year of law school was a time of transition. The Republican party took control of both chambers of Congress and the White House, promising sweeping policy changes and a shift in …

‘An 8-to-5 gig with a whole lot of overtime’

Nontraditional student balances law school, parenthood Kriston Guillot interns at the Douglas County Legal Aid Society and Legal Services for Students, is president of the 3L class, serves as a Traffic Court justice and KU Law Student Ambassador, is …

Studying Biodiversity Law in the Virgin Islands

Over winter break when many of my peers were braving the cold Kansas winter, I found myself attending law school in the Caribbean. While others sat indoors recovering from their holiday feasts, I was swimming, snorkeling, boating and …

An education 16 years in the making

Tom Meier, L’16 Tom Meier took more than a few twists and turns on his path to graduation, but today he will earn his law degree after a 16-year journey. Originally from Indiana, Lt. Col. Meier, who retired …

A new calling

Bryce Langford, L’16 For Bryce Langford, pursuing a law degree meant giving up the family business. “I worked as a pastor for eight years,” Langford said. “My wife’s parents and my parents and grandparents were pastors. For us …

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 …

Former teacher found calling as pioneer woman attorney at KU Law

Judge Jean Shepherd, L’77, was one of the KU Law women pioneers of the 1970s. Like several of her women classmates, Shepherd pursued law as a second career, leaving behind the fields traditionally open to women at the …

Experiencing Work and Life in India

This summer I had the opportunity to work as an intern with the firm J. Sagar and Associates in Gurgaon, India, a suburb of New Delhi. I got the job by talking to a former KU Law student, …