Law School · Work Life Balance

My PreLaw Summer: How to Prepare for Law School

Ten years ago I graduated college. Ack! I remember graduation day so vividly because I was so excited about what was to come—law school, finally! If I had only known just how difficult my summer was going to be, I don’t think I would have been as excited. I’ve mentioned before that summer before law… Continue reading My PreLaw Summer: How to Prepare for Law School

Work Life Balance

Take a Break: Managing Work-Related Stress

So I am the biggest proponent for mental health days–I wish employers (especially law firms) were more supportive/less judgmental of people taking a day when they need it. And lawyers need it! I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but obviously this job is stressful as our profession suffers from high rates of… Continue reading Take a Break: Managing Work-Related Stress

Law School

Breaking Barriers: FAFSA and Proving You’re Low-Income

April is Financial Literacy Month and I want to talk about financial aid for school. For the most part, I depended on FAFSA to help pay for college and law school. I was super thankful to have access to grants, scholarships, and loans but it wasn’t easy to navigate the financial aid system with little… Continue reading Breaking Barriers: FAFSA and Proving You’re Low-Income

Issues · Law School · Legal Practice

First Impression: What if You’re Not Good Enough?

A few weeks ago I read some reports from the Yellow Paper Series—reports on studies conducted on racism and bias in the legal field.  The report, Written in Black & White, discusses the way implicit bias impacts how supervising attorneys review written assignments by attorneys of color, specifically Black attorneys.  Previous studies have shown that… Continue reading First Impression: What if You’re Not Good Enough?

Law School · Legal Practice · Work Life Balance

What’s a Weekend? Use Your Break Wisely

One of the things that law school stole from me is the ability to take a nap. During law school, I just couldn’t nap from the anxiety of having something “more important” to do. Now, that I’m far out of law school, I barely ever nap and I totally blame law school for that. I… Continue reading What’s a Weekend? Use Your Break Wisely