Life Throws Curveballs

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

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! Here’s How to Cope

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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My Law School Journey

So I have this app on my phone that is counting down the days until I start law school. (79 days, 22 hours & 38 minutes) As I look at it, I realize how long the journey to this day has been. I didn’t grow up wanting to be a lawyer so it’s not as long as my besfriend’s timeline but it has been a lengthy process. So I decided to take you all along a timeline of my “Get to law school” journey. Here we go!

Fall 2012: “I think I want to be a lawyer” This is really how it happened, no lie.

March 2013: My first law school visit with my bestie Tisha (www.bytisha.com), we flew to New York and visited Fordham Law & NYU Law.   Continue reading “My Law School Journey”

The law community is supportive

I started this blog in an effort to help pre-law students get a real idea of what the law school journey is all about. When I decided that I wanted to become a lawyer about 3 years ago I searched every website, blog, & forum for help on what to do & where to start.

I was so excited when I found  resources specifically for law students, I was never short of answers. I spent hours at a time reading law student blogs with titles like “A day in the life of a law student” & “My study schedule.” These posts helped me understand what this life is REALLY like. Recently I’ve stepped out of my shell & started not only reading the blogs & forums, but actually participating in them. I comment & ask questions, I private message people who interest me, and I engage in conversation with #LawTwitter.  Continue reading “The law community is supportive”