Life Throws Curveballs

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I was in the process of writing a really nice post for the blog today when I got an email with some disappointing news.

After crying it out for a few minutes, I put my frustration into action & I think I’ve figured things out. I wont get into detail about it just yet, but hopefully by next week I’ll be able to update you all.

Every now & then things happen in life that remind you, life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

Life throws curveballs, you just gotta learn how to catch them.

-LawToya

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A Day in the Life of a Law Student

Posted by a fellow Law School blogger! This post does a great job of laying out what a average day for a law student looks like. Be sure to follow Emily’s blog “This Law School Life” for more amazing posts! 😀

This Law School Life

This post was requested by Latoya (ie. LawToyaTalks…go follow her right now if you don’t already!)  I was planning on doing a post like this regardless, but her request prompted me to do this a little bit earlier.  She asked me to write a post about a typical day in the life of a law student.  Since I just finished my 1L year, I’ll write about what a typical day was like…once 2L starts I’m sure it will be different and I’ll write another post. But for now, a glimpse into a normal day this past semester for me.

7:00-7:15 — Wake up.  Coffee, always.  Note to the caffeine dependent… this is not the time to decide to quit.  Get ready for the day, grab my books and laptop, and something quick for breakfast, usually a granola bar.

8:00-9:15 — Class

9:15-12:00 — Break between classes.  Usually during this time…

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Black In America #BlackLivesMatter

This morning I am sick. Sad. Pissed. Disgusted. Hurt. Frustrated.

Last night, an armed WHITE man in Charleston S.C walked in to a historically BLACK church and opened fire on the church’s members during bible study, killing 9. (CNN) A 5-year-old in the church says she played dead, so the gunman wouldn’t shoot her too. This man gunned down BLACK people, in their sanctuary. In CHURCH, where the black community goes for comfort & unity & strength to face the shit we are put through on a daily basis in this country.

This is our REALITY. This is our everyday. We wake up to this, EVERYDAY. In our homes, in our churches, in our neighborhoods we are hunted, hated and targeted.

We can’t :

Walk on the street

Wear hoodies

Be transgender

Go to the pool

Be outside at night

Play with toy guns

Walk around in Wal-Mart

Listen to music in our Cars

Sleep in our homes

Cheer at graduations

Play in a public park

Go to bible study

Raise our arms in surrender

Laugh

Smile

Breath

Exist

Without being KILLED.

THIS IS NOT FREEDOM.

12 hours later & this terrorist is still at large. Alive. To be white in America is to be Free.

Rachel Dolezal, is RACE FLUID today?

Rest in Peace to the 9 people who lost their lives last night & Rest in Peace to the thousands who died before them at the hands of racist bigots. #BlackLivesMatter

-LawToya

Studying For The LSAT Sucks!

It does, I wont sugar coat it. It was the most stressful experience of my life (that’s a bit dramatic, I know). To tell you all the truth, I rarely feel challenged in school. I hope that doesn’t sound arrogant, it’s just how I feel. I’ve always gotten A’s, I’ve always been a good student, and I rarely come across subjects that I find difficult. (Yay, law school?) So when it came time to study for the LSAT I thought it would be just another exam…boy was I wrong!

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10 Gifts For Grads

Graduation is 56 days away and I’ve already been asked “What do you want as a graduation gift?” Honestly the first thing that always comes to mind is, “Pay my rent for the next 3 years.” LOL As much as I would love that It’s completely unreasonable haha, so below I’ve listed some practical gifts for the graduate heading to law school in your life.

1. A Planner: Organization is key in law school, a nice planner will keep them motivated & on schedule. 

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