Monday, April 6, 2020

What I Love About Loyola

Hello again, Jury of Peers! As I write this post, Valentine’s Day is 4 days away, and I’ll be honest I think this holiday is little, well, overrated. But that being said, I have a lot of things I love about Loyola and law school in general.

  1. We’re all in this together, which means it doesn’t matter where you came from.

    Law school is hard for everyone, no matter what undergraduate institution you came from, how many lawyers you have in your family, how well you did on the LSAT, or how many years you’ve been out of school. We all go through this process together and everyone has something they can learn from others. As a 1L, I’ve come to learn that treating law school as your section against the world is a much better way to approach law school than your section against itself.

  2. Loyola is a no frills, get you a job, here’s-the-truth-of-it education.

    While that might seem harsh to some, one thing I truly love about Loyola is that your time is spent learning what you will need to succeed out there in the job market. Professors spend a lot less time musing about the theory of how things should work and let you in on the reality of how things do work in the field. Loyola gets you ready to take the Bar as well as be an asset to any place you work for after graduation.

  3. The alumni really care about the future of the school.

    This is the smallest thing imaginable but, during finals alumni will donate snacks and coffee for the students to get free-of-charge. You go into the library and there they are, shining like a beacon in the dark time known as finals. It’s truly a tiny gesture, but it definitely says something about a school when alumni are so active in giving back and taking care of the next generation.

  4. Law school instills a sense of pride in accomplishment.

    Listen, law school is a mountain to climb, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate yourself when you reach a milestone marker. Even if I’m not in the top 5% of the class, I can still be proud that I did a whole semester. I can still be proud I finished a reading that was really complicated and took forever. I can still be proud that I’ve yet to be late for a class. Law school has taught me to appreciate the big moments and the small ones. It goes by fast, so it’s nice to stop and celebrate every once in a while.
That’s all for this post, I’ll see you in the next one!


Kelsey’s Club: Little Treat Yo’Selfs*
  • Play two episodes of Netflix in a row, no guilt
  • Get that trenta at Starbucks
  • Buy that pair of shoes you’ve been wanting
  • Plan a day trip for over spring break

*please watch “Parks and Rec” if you haven’t seen it