Meet Lawtoya Talks

Last week I got a message on twitter from a young lady who reads my blog. Whitley is a college student in Texas and hopes to go to law school once she graduates. She told me that she loved my blog and found it really helpful. Messages like this make me SO happy, because that’s the exact reason why I started LawToya Talks.

Whitley has her own blog, where she talks about her journey to law school. Last week, she dedicated an entire post to my blog. WHAAAT!? Honored doesn’t even begin to describe how I felt when I saw the post. So, I’m sharing it with you all. Please support Whitley’s blog and follow her on her journey to law school! She’s amazing!

Thank you again, Whitley ❤

WHITLEY'S LAW AND ORDER

“A lawyer’s time and advice are his stock in trade.” 

-Abraham Lincoln


lawtoya    Hello, again! This is a special post for all of my readers. I would like to introduce you all to one of my fellow bloggers. Her name is Latoya, and she is currently in law school! The name of her blog is LawToya Talks, and everyone should support it! The main focus of her blog is to share information and beneficial advice to any individual who is attending or considering law school. Latoya and I are both passionate about sharing everything we know about the law field in our blogs. We want to help as many people as we can.

ALL ABOUT THE BLOG


    Since I already have a deep interest in the field of law, I instantly made a connection with Latoya’s blog. The first thing that I enjoy about the blog is the visual presentation…

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What I Ate Wednesday

It’s been a while, but What I Ate Wednesday is BACK! On Wednesdays I’ll be posting a re-cap of the delicious treats I find throughout the week. Here’s a montage of things I had this summer!

BurgerFi 

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I don’t even remember what was in this burger, but it was good!

Magnolia Bakery 

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Lemon Blueberry & Red Velvet cupcakes 

Magnolia is my favorite bakery in New York. This summer I found out they had a Chicago location & of course I had to visit…a few times. LOL Continue reading

Networking 101

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This past summer I had the opportunity to meet hundreds of attorneys in the Chicago area. I went to firm receptions almost every week and initially I dreaded them. That awkward moment when you walk into the room and don’t know anyone really made me uncomfortable. But, as the summer progressed I began to love these events and that nervous feeling quickly subsided. Continue reading

1L Spring

After an amazing Christmas break, I thought I would come back to school rejuvenated & ready to work.

I was wrong! I gave my ALL in the fall & I just didn’t have anything else to give. LOL. I crawled to the finish line of this semester just thankful that I made it to the end. I had to write a 30 page brief, interview for jobs, network, comprehend torts, & maintain my sanity.

Even though I felt completely overwhelmed. A lot of positive things happened this semester, so let’s get caught up:

  1. My 1L summer will be spent working as a legal intern at a Fortune 500 company! :O
  2. I’m living in Chicago for the next 2 months
  3. I was selected to compete on the college of law’s official Trial Team!
  4. I’m the BLSA 1L coordinator for 2016-2017
  5. I’m now on the board of the Woman’s Law Society
  6. I found the most amazing friend & we’re going to be roommates next year!
  7. I’m seeing Beyonce with my best friend (Read her blog ByTisha) on May 28th

Nothing can top Beyonce so that’s the end of the list. I’m sorry for the lack of blog posts this semester. I’ll be posting frequently throughout the summer!

Thanks for reading😘

-LawToya

Using Microsoft OneNote: Law School Notes

 

Organized notes are the key to success! 

I’ve used OneNote since day 1 of law school and its been amazing. I don’t know how everyone else keeps their notes together but I couldn’t use anything else. OneNote is great because it provides you with one place to keep everything! Notes, to-do lists, syllabi, etc.  It’s also supported by Microsoft OneDrive, the iCloud equivalent for PC’s. So last semester when my computer crashed all of my notes were safe up in the cloud (THANK GOD). You can download OneNote online here : Download OneNote

I’ll run you through how I organize my notes, but remember there are lots of ways to mold the program into what works best for you. Continue reading