Where Am I Now?

I have written about how I became interested in law school, my first law school open house, tips on finding the school that’s right for you, my “right fit” story, and the three things that shaped my top choice law school.

At this point, I bet you’re wondering where I’m at in the process. I submitted my applications a little over six months ago and have heard from all of the schools to which I applied. I have been accepted into the part-time evening program at a local law school and offered a conditional scholarship of $8,000. I was wait-listed at my top choice law school and am eagerly awaiting their decision.

In the meantime, I will be pursuing the school that accepted me. Earlier this week, I attended a luncheon with other newly admitted students where a professor of Constitutional Law gave a presentation on the importance and process of analytical thinking. The presentation was engaging as the professor discussed the real world applications of “thinking like a lawyer,” complete with a hypothetical situation in which she challenged all of us to start thinking like lawyers.

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The luncheon was also a great opportunity to learn about and meet my future classmates. There were about a dozen attendees, many were from the area (San Francisco and the East Bay), and currently employed — several of which work as paralegals. While it was intimidating to hear that several attendees already had experience in the legal field, I hope that they will provide valuable insight over the course of our time together in law school, and I look forward to learning from them.

Where are you at with your college/school admissions?

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4 thoughts on “Where Am I Now?

  1. First off I would like to say superb blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.
    I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your mind prior to writing.
    I have had a hard time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out there.
    I truly do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10
    to 15 minutes are generally lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin.
    Any suggestions or tips? Cheers!

    • Thank you so much for your comment — I’m glad that you enjoy the blog!

      In regards to my writing and the process, I always get ideas on what I want to write. I’ll get them in the car, while I’m reading a book, watching TV, getting dressed in the morning. When I do get an idea, I write myself a note on paper or via Evernote. I try to write down as much as I can so that I won’t forget. When I do sit down to write, I’ll look over my notes and take a few minutes to focus on the topic at hand. I also try to make sure that all of my other tabs are closed if I’m typing something up on my computer in an effort to free myself from distractions. I also try to turn my phone off so I can concentrate. Then, I just try to start from the beginning — how did I become interested in said topic? What drew me to it? What has been my experience with it? I get started by answering those questions. Sometimes those paragraphs stay in but sometimes I take them out after I’m finished writing because they’re no longer relevant.

      I hope that helps!

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