Monday, November 16, 2015


2(L)ate toTurn Back

I skip down the stairs at Union Station and slide through the train doors before they quickly close behind me. I’m headed to the Stanley Mosk Courthouse. Every Monday starts like this one. I watch the morning calendar, then walk to my supervisor’s office. I am handed two motions due by Wednesday. I play it cool. I scribble down her instructions verbatim then enter the empty jury room to begin writing. I am worried, but remind myself how lucky I am to have this opportunity. This is privilege.

My name is Stephanie. I am a make-up enthusiast, puppy owner, and current 2L. Before coming to Loyola, I spent most of my time working retail. Throughout undergrad I held two part-time jobs and an internship. I have always wanted to attend law school. I wanted to protect people and in my eyes that is exactly what law does.

So here I am, in my second year, attempting to balance a full schedule. My life is held together by my pink day planner and assortment of colorful highlighters. In my free time, I enjoy catching up with friends and attending networking events. I am constantly learning, growing, and changing.