Category: Student Life

What I learned my first semester of law school

As the spring semester is about to begin, I find myself reflecting on my first semester of law school. Grades and class ranks have been posted. I have a pretty good sense of what worked for me last …

First-generation team takes on textbooks

A massive portion of time in law school is spent reading, and the material does not come cheap. The cost of textbooks can overwhelm any law student, but the high prices can be especially challenging for first-generation professional …

My top five (non-law school) study spots

As a non-traditional student and soon-to-be first-generation attorney, transitioning to law school presented a host of new challenges. During the first semester of my 1L year, one of my biggest areas of growth involved “finding my lane.” Not …

Living with the Bluebook: Three essential rules

As I discussed last year, while the Bluebook is, at its core, an Eldritch Abomination, there are certain tips and tricks we can use to turn the humble “Uniform System of Citation®” into something you can understand and appreciate. …

Why Lawrence is the best place to live while going to law school

While exploring law school options, you will hear a lot about the towns the law schools reside in. In fact, you have likely already heard some things about Lawrence, Kansas. You probably heard the cost of living is …

Studying for your first law school exam

Taking a law school exam is a daunting task, but the lead-up is perhaps even more stressful than the actual exam. Everyone studies differently, but over the years, I’ve learned a few tips that can help prepare you …

Procrastinate procrastinating, from a procrastinator

Last week was Law Student Mental Health Awareness Week, and it got me thinking about my mental health and how I’ve managed the stress of law school over the last two years. A topic that came to mind …

My study break: Finding motivation in movies

Since beginning law school, several of my professors have referenced or played clips of movies in class that somehow related to the material we were discussing. Law school isn’t always about getting cold-called!  In Contracts, Professor Platt played …

Graduate Profile: Blake Saffels, L’21

Following his first year of law school, Blake Saffels took a field placement with the Missouri State Public Defender’s office in Kansas City, Missouri. The experience put him on a path that will continue after his graduation from …

Graduate Profile: Delaney Hiegert, L’21

‘Looking forward to seeing what type of good I can get up to with a J.D.’ For Delaney Hiegert, L’21, the most impactful experience during their three years at KU Law was all about helping others. In fall …