Thursday, February 21, 2019

Fall Semester Update

Attending law school is an experience much different from any situation I have found myself in before.

Every law student will tell you that the course loud is heavy, the curriculum is tough, the reading is dense, and the outlining is tedious. That is all true. Law school is hard, but I knew law school was going to be hard.

What really sets law school apart is the people. I go to class everyday with an extremely diverse group of individuals, from all backgrounds, all walks of life, and all ages. I have friends 10 years older than me and believe it or not, I have friends three years younger than me (a 19-year-old law student; I am just as impressed as you are). This creates an excellent learning environment. My classmates are well versed in a plethora of areas. Many of them worked for a number of years before law school, others traveled, or pursued additional graduate school degrees. Their experiences make my learning a unique place. We all have something to learn from each other.

I did not have many expectations coming into law school, other than wanting a law degree. While, I still have a way to go in my law school experience, the people are what have surprised me the most. Not only did I not expect to get along so well with my classmates, but I never imagined my professors would be so helpful and QUALIFIED. Seriously, the professors at Loyola are ROCKSTARS. They teach, and work, and write law reviews, and publish books, and still find the time to sit with us in extended office hours, detailing how we can succeed in their course. The people, that is what makes law school so different.

While law school is a long road, these past three months feel like they have flown by. The amount of information I have absorbed is formidable, and I feel incredibly fortunate to be here. Of course, there are times my eyes feel like they may fall out of my head from reading for so long, and sometimes I lose my mind trying to fully understand the rule against perpetuities (property law) but extending one’s mind is always an advantage that we should not take for granted.

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