Tag: student ambassador

Former Naval aviator applies lessons learned in flight school to succeed in law school

Naval aviators consider themselves professionals. We did so (and Naval aviators continue to do so) because the profession required us to pass our craft onto future Naval aviators. Passing on our craft included an expectation that future Naval aviators …

Why I chose the K – J.D. route

I remember hearing the phrase, “K through J.D.” during law school orientation. It took me a couple of minutes before realizing it meant “Kindergarten through J.D.” and applied to my path to law school. I never took time …

Practice makes perfect

I elected to start my law school career in the Summer Start program, where I completed 8 hours of coursework by taking Contracts and Criminal Law during the summer. Like many beginner law students, I did not know …

Summer start or summer camp?

Daily, things in the world and at the University of Kansas School of Law are changing. With frequently updating and changing news and innovative ways of learning being cultivated by our professors in this time of uncertainty, there …

Annual Barrister’s Ball event is a beloved law school tradition

I’ve been wrong many times in my life and in law school (emphasis added). My favorite misconception has been what I thought law school would be about. Before attending law school, I had a very skewed idea of what law school would entail.   I …

Expect the unexpected

Being the first in my family to attend law school, I did not know what to expect and began law school feeling guarded. I prepared myself to face a fiercely competitive and harsh environment full of people waiting …

Advice: Think of law school like a full-time job

Law school can seem overwhelming when balancing reading, homework and exams. Time is an incredibly valuable resource in law school and finding a balance between school, sleep and a social life can be difficult. The good news is, …

How to succeed as a parent in law school

Law school is a big adjustment for anyone. But for those of us with kids at home, it can be a complete shock to the system! Good news… the initial shock dissipates fairly quickly. Not only is law …

Making the transition from full-time professional to full-time law student

Prior to starting law school, I worked as a high school educator in Houston. I first entered education teaching 9th grade biology and pre-AP biology. The students I had the privilege of working with left such an impression …

Learning to level up

Muhammad Ali said, “the person who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” I believe the same should be said about the three years of law …