Friday, April 15, 2022

I Love Loyola

Growing up, I was never the type of person who loved school. Even in college, I enjoyed learning, but I wouldn’t go so far as to say that I loved school. That has changed since I got to Loyola. I not only love what I’m learning, but I love the community and ideals of Loyola as well. 

The thing I love most about Loyola is our dedication to public service. The amount of public interest organizations and the pro bono graduation requirement are just some of the ways Loyola shows its dedication to public service, and there are plenty more. Advocacy and serving our community are huge parts of being a Loyola student, and as someone who wants to go into public interest law, I love being a part of a community who takes public service as seriously as I do. 

I also love the Loyola community. At Loyola, everyone is encouraging, supportive, and more than willing to help one another. We have multiple mentorship opportunities, social gatherings (with COVID protocols in mind, of course), and other opportunities to support one another. Organizations will send out encouraging emails during finals or midterm time, set up coffee bars for student’s caffeine needs, and send out advice for students to prioritize our mental health during the chaos that is law school. Even the faculty and professors do everything they can to help and encourage students. 

Before coming to Loyola, I never imagined I would be able to say I actually loved school, but I am so happy that I do. Law school is hard, and loving the school you’re at can do so much in making your experience enjoyable even through the hard times. I’m so glad I found a school I love at Loyola and hope to fall more in love in the next two years.