Tag: student life

How to manage stress in law school

Law school can be frightening because of all the unknowns, especially in these strange times. The material is challenging — and it can be hard or nearly impossible — to fully understand everything in the course of a …

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 …

Tips from a departing 3L

With graduation just a few months away, 3L Sophia Dinkel took a break from post-law school planning to offer words of wisdom to future Jayhawk lawyers-in-training.  As a 3L departing from law school in May, here are a …

Reflections from a departing 3L

As I write this blog, I have just 33 days left of law school (not that I’m counting). Yes, you can graduate in December of your third year. Be a summer starter — it pays off in many …

3L advocates for change through congressional bid

For the class of 2017, the final year of law school was a time of transition. The Republican party took control of both chambers of Congress and the White House, promising sweeping policy changes and a shift in …

‘An 8-to-5 gig with a whole lot of overtime’

Nontraditional student balances law school, parenthood Kriston Guillot interns at the Douglas County Legal Aid Society and Legal Services for Students, is president of the 3L class, serves as a Traffic Court justice and KU Law Student Ambassador, is …

Studying Biodiversity Law in the Virgin Islands

Over winter break when many of my peers were braving the cold Kansas winter, I found myself attending law school in the Caribbean. While others sat indoors recovering from their holiday feasts, I was swimming, snorkeling, boating and …

An education 16 years in the making

Tom Meier, L’16 Tom Meier took more than a few twists and turns on his path to graduation, but today he will earn his law degree after a 16-year journey. Originally from Indiana, Lt. Col. Meier, who retired …

A new calling

Bryce Langford, L’16 For Bryce Langford, pursuing a law degree meant giving up the family business. “I worked as a pastor for eight years,” Langford said. “My wife’s parents and my parents and grandparents were pastors. For us …

Top Five Law School Myths

Myth # 1: You won’t have time to have a social life in law school. While I spent more time in the law library this year than I ever thought possible, I’ve still had plenty of time for …