Monday, November 16, 2020


Hello Jury of Peers!

First and foremost, welcome to my page on Jury of Peers. I’m so excited to write about the ins and outs of law school here at Loyola Law, and give you the inside scoop of what it’s really like to be a law student. I can’t wait to share this experience with you!

Now, a little bit about me. 

My name is Madison Balasek and I’m from Chico, CA. I graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English. I’m forever grateful for my time at UCSB, for it molded me into the person I am today, and more importantly, sparked my interest in law. Go Gauchos!

After college, I took a year off to mentally prepare for law school, which was much needed. During my gap year, I moved back home to Chico to be close to family, worked part-time at a local online company, and went on several road trips throughout the west coast. I absolutely love traveling, and I hope to one day visit New York City and Sydney, Australia. I also spent time reading as many books as possible, another hobby of mine. Fun fact- I collect classic literature and love browsing used-book stores for vintage copies of my favorite novels.

In addition to traveling and reading, I’m also very passionate about the environment. Growing up in California, I’ve witnessed first-hand the devastation this beautiful state endures each year, as wildfires continue to tear through forests, national parks, and even whole cities. I fear for the future of California, as well as our precious planet. That’s why I’m more than thrilled to be pursuing Environmental Law, for one day I hope to channel my love for this planet to help make our society function in a cleaner and more sustainable way.

Although my law school journey is just beginning, I feel very hopeful for these next three years here at Loyola. I look forward to learning and growing, and hopefully inspiring others to do the same.

Thanks for the read, I’ll see you in the next post!