Exams and Winter Break

Lesly Silva is an LLS student blogger.

Happy New Year! The beginning of the year is always a wonderful time to reflect on previous events. Although Winter Break is welcomed by law students as a much needed break from the fast pace of law school, it is also a time where we receive our grades from the fall semester. This fall, I had one of the most challenging semesters yet. As a 3L student, this year was all about fitting in those classes I needed to finish my concentration and any necessary bar courses. Naturally, this resulted in one of my most demanding school schedules yet, with several exams and projects to juggle. Although this was a big challenge for me, I can ultimately say that I am proud of myself for following through and managing my time as best as I could. As I look back at my performance from Fall semester, I feel capable and ready to finish my 3rd year of law school strong, knowing that graduation is just around the corner. This is a reminder that law school really changes who you are as a person. There are so many challenges to take on – in academics, networking, logistics, and personal life – that goes into law school. It’s also an opportunity to rise to these challenges and learn to prioritize not only what matters to you, what keeps you going, and what needs to be done. I am so excited that in just a few short months, I will be graduating! I hope in the new year I am able to bring that joy and excitement into my life and into my studies.