Friday, January 18, 2019

Introduction: Amelia Dunaway

Hi! My name is Amelia, and I’m currently in my first year at Loyola. I'm from a small town outside of New Orleans which is surrounded by swamps, the Mississippi River, and a huge oil refinery that more or less stood in as a night light for the entire parish (we didn't have counties in Louisiana). I moved to California in 2008, and I earned my bachelor's degree in philosophy from UCLA. During my time at UCLA, I also began to discover the joy of flying.

I am slowly, but surely, working toward having my pilot’s license and, while I doubt that I will ever own an airplane, I really can't even begin to tell you how much I love to fly. When I’m on the ground, I spend most of my time studying for class or reading for my own enjoyment. I also enjoy, if that’s the right word, following politics with a mixture of horror and amusement.

As a law student, my pastime as a political spectator has been elevated. Equipped with the beginnings of Criminal Law and Civil Procedure, the political circus of the past few months has become much more compelling. Even though I know that I still have a lot to learn, what I have learned so far has given me a unique perspective on the events that I watch on TV.

More relevant to my current experiences, I am enjoying law school. It is not an easy undertaking and it is one where you will soon learn your limitations. However, it is also one where you will quickly learn that limits can be overcome and that steady, measured efforts are the best path to success. It is an experience with endless opportunities, and it is one that I am absolutely enjoying.