Friday, December 11, 2020

Summer 2020 – Quarantine Edition


Hello again, Jury of Peers!

I know that I am not special when I say that coronavirus stole my summer. Going into 1L, I had no idea what I thought summering as a law student would look like, but I can say with certainty that I did not expect this. Warning, what I’m about to say next might be highly controversial but here it goes: I did not work my 1L summer.

Severing spring semester right when I was starting to look for jobs created a conundrum for me. I moved back to Las Vegas (my hometown) in March and was not sure if summer jobs were a) happening and b) fully remote. I thought that there may be some solidification by mid-April and I could start applying for jobs I could do remotely from Las Vegas, however, there was no such luck. By the time there were actual remote options, it was June and I never heard back from anywhere I applied.

Even though I ended up not getting a job over 1L summer, I knew there were still lots of ways I could add skills to my proverbial toolbelt over summer. Loyola offered National Lawyers Guild Training for observing protests and training to become a legal observer. I took that class and enticed some friends to take the subsequent trainings that were offered.

I also completed my Write-On Competition for Law Review (don’t worry about this yet) and was invited to join Loyola’s International and Comparative Law Review! Needless to say, I’m excited about that experience. Legal Writing was the subject I felt shakiest with after 1L, so I’m happy to get the opportunity to just see more legal writing throughout this process.

And, just to add on some life skills, I started learning French and brushing up on my Spanish. I also spent a lot of time getting to be creative and educating myself on the important social issues, like Black Lives Matter, that arose and continue to impact my decisions moving forward.

I know this was a shorter post than you’ll usually get from me, but my summer was uneventful in an effort to stay safe and stay sane. But don’t worry, I’ll be back to my usual verbosity in my following posts!

See you in the next one,


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