Category: Student Life

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 …

Graduate Profile: Samantha Natera, L’21

Student dedicated to immigration, employment cases Third-year law student Samantha Natera dedicated her summers during law school to working on immigration and employment cases. Following her 1L year, Natera completed two internships focused on immigration law. She spent …

Graduate Profile: Leah Lewsader, L’21

Former educator pursuing a career in immigration law Leah Lewsader started her career as an educator. After earning her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Loyola University Chicago, Lewsader spent six years teaching elementary school in Santiago, Chile, …

Graduate Profile: Marisol Garcia, L’21

Student aspires to make a difference in hometown After graduation, Marisol Garcia plans to utilize her legal education in her hometown of Wichita. Garcia plans to start work at Martin Pringle Law Firm LLP as an associate attorney …

Graduate Profile: Zachary Kelsay, L’21

Moot court, mock trial shaped student’s KU Law experience Zachary Kelsay, L’21, has been practicing advocacy skills in mock trial competitions since his undergraduate days. When moot court and mock trial contests moved online this year, Kelsay took …

Graduate Profile: Howard Mahan, L’21

Banner carrier is headed to Kansas Supreme Court clerkship after graduation Third-year law student Howard Mahan is at the top of his class at the University of Kansas School of Law this year. He was ranked first in …