Thursday, March 31, 2022

I Love Loyola

Hope everyone enjoyed my little acrostic poem. The last time I created one was probably in elementary school. I remember having to create an acrostic poem using the letters of your name. Whew, good thing I have a short name.  

Since Valentine’s Day is coming up and this blog’s theme is LOVE, I thought it would be a fun brainteaser to create an acrostic poem using the L-O-V-E to describe Loyola Law School in 4 words.

L: Location 

I’ve had the opportunity to meet a lot of people at LLS and make new friends. I know that a lot of us are Southern California natives, but there’s also many other students that are from different parts of the U.S. and even the world! When I ask people why they chose to come to LLS, location is something that is almost always mentioned. Most people want to move to LA, start their career here, and/or are interested in entertainment law, since LA/Hollywood is also known as “The Entertainment Capital of the World.” 

For me, LLS is not too far away from my home either. I was born in Southern California and lived in LA county my whole life, went to UCLA for undergrad, and I wished to stay in the LA area post-grad as well. When I first applied to LLS, I didn’t know that LLS was separate from LMU’s campus. It’s actually pretty nice because I feel like it creates a tight knit community on campus that makes me focused on studying law.

Here’s a tip I learned from taking a campus tour last year: If you want a nice view of LA and a scenic photo, go to the top floor of the parking lot. The view is awesome up there. Here’s a photo I took:

O: Openness 

LLS may seem like a small campus physically, but I feel very “welcomed here with open arms.” Everyone who I’ve met so far: classmates, peers, 2L’s and 3L’s are all very friendly.  The 2L’s and 3L’s that I’ve met are really open to answering my questions and giving advice about classes and summer opportunities.  My professors and counselors are all very kind and open to meeting with students to answer any questions that we may have. Everyone on campus creates a very inviting environment that makes me feel at ease and comfortable.

V: Variety 

LLS is very diverse. I’ve been able to meet people from all different walks of life and from different backgrounds. LLS also has a variety of clubs for us to choose from. I remember when it was club day on campus last fall, I had the opportunity to walk around and see all the different clubs on campus.  It was pretty nice to see that there were so many clubs that represented many different fields of law, and I was able to hear from 2L and 3L’s about their club experiences. I’ve joined a few clubs on campus, and I’m most active in the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) and Intellectual Property & Cybersecurity Law Society (IPCLS) since I’m a 1L rep for those clubs. 

LLS and the clubs on campus also provide a variety of events and opportunities. I’ve attended a few events hosted by different clubs in person and over zoom to learn more about the programs offered by LLS and hear from guest speakers about their law careers.

E: Educational 

So far, I’ve had a very enriching educational experience at LLS. We’ve all heard those myths or seen from Legally Blonde that law professors are scary, intimidating, and breathe down your neck. I haven’t really experienced that and hopefully I won’t, but I don’t think I will. I’ve had passionate professors in all my classes who are really focused on making sure we learn and understand the concepts. I really like how my professors will crack some jokes while we are learning about different cases.

My law school education at LLS has really opened a lot of doors of opportunities for me. Learning about the different areas of law has been really fun and led me to explore my interests into potential law practice areas.
Those 4 words are some of the main things that I love about LLS. I hope to maintain a strong connection to the law school even after I graduate.