Tuesday, August 29, 2023

My 2023 Summer Plans

When I first started applying to law schools, getting admitted seemed so far away, much less graduation. However, I am proud to say that this May I am finally graduating from law school! I am a first-generation student and the first in my family to receive a post-graduate degree. I am so grateful for this opportunity and am absolutely amazed at how far I have come. Graduating from law school comes with its own unique challenges. Aside from the regular concerns, like booking graduation photos, its time to start seriously thinking about the bar exam. As I wind down on my 3L year, I have made a lot of preparations to get to this point. I submitted my Moral Character and Fitness Application to the California Bar. Just last month, I registered for a seat to take the July exam. But I have been taking full advantage of the resources Loyola has for graduating students. This fall semester, I took the rigorous Fundamentals of Bar Writing course, where students do written exercises to prepare for the July Bar. In addition, we learn valuable lessons about growth mindset, mindfulness and how to orient ourselves to a successful bar exam season. In addition, I am currently enrolled in the Multistate Bar Exam Strategies course. This is a full-semester course where we recap and prepare on the subjects tested on the Multistate Bar Exam portion. I have really appreciated this course and how it has gotten me focused to take the exam. As excited I am to graduate, I know the next few months are critical as I focus in on final exams, and then prepare to immerse myself in bar prep. However, I am confident with my support system at Loyola and personally that I am prepared to work hard and give it my best in preparation. Cheers and best of luck to the Class of 2023!