1 Month Down, 29 To Go

4 weeks into law school and I am alive and well! I can’t believe it’s already been a month, I guess time flies when you’re having “fun.”

So far I can honestly say it hasn’t been bad. All of the horror stories you hear are over-hyped and obnoxious. During the semester you do the same thing everyday. I’ve read hundreds of boring pages, I’ve been cold-called, and I’ve spent hours in the library. It’s boring, but it’s not hard……yet.

From what I hear the most difficult times of the semester are the days prior to legal writing due dates and finals. I haven’t experienced those days yet, but when I do I’ll be sure to revisit the topic.

Here’s some law school do’s & dont’s if you’re starting next year.

  • Don’t even think about doing 0L prep. In my opinion, it won’t do much good.
    • You’ll probably forget most of what you learn and professors teach what they want to teach. If they choose not to cover adverse possession in property, reading about it over the summer would be a complete waste. Why spend your free time reading when you could be laying out on the beach?
  • Dont think that working in a law firm will make you a better student.
    • Having a background on a legal subject can be nice, but it doesn’t mean you’ll get an A in the class. Everyone starts out on the same playing field, what you do from there is what counts.
  • Do make friends prior to starting.
    • Most schools have a Facebook page for incoming students, use it! You’ll be glad you did when you don’t have to sit next to a stranger on the first day of class.
  • Do RELAX. It wont be as bad as it seems!

I’m feeling good so far, bring it on law school!

-LawToya

Books, Books and More Books

Purchasing books in law school is no different from undergrad, I was always trying to save a dollar! My law school budgets almost $2,000 a year just for books! This semester bought 7 books, one of which was a supplement that was only sold in my law school bookstore -_-

I don’t know about you all but I don’t have that much money to spend on some paper & binding. So, what options do you have? Continue reading “Books, Books and More Books”

No Reason To Worry

Do you guys remember when I was worried about signing a lease on an apartment that I had never seen?

Yeah, that was a waste of energy. I’m in love with this apartment, absolutely in love. I honestly should have known it was going to be great under the circumstances of how I found it. The situation (Read about it Here) sucked, but mysteriously worked itself out in such a short time.

Here’s a list of reasons why this apartment is awesome.

  • 2nd floor
  • Balcony
  • Den/office space
  • Full laundry room
  • Cabinet space
  • Less than 10 mins away from the law school
  • Free parking
  • HUUUUGE bedroom
  • and so much more!

I look back to times like this when I’m stressing and freaking out about something. It helps remind me that my stress is most likely unnecessary & things will work themselves out in the end.

There’s no reason to worry.

-LawToya

Todays The Day! 

While you’re reading this, I’ll be on the road to Illinois! It’ll be about 17-18 hours depending on how long my mom decides to take at the rest stop. LOL. Hopefully we’ll make it by 10/11AM which will be 9/10AM with the time Change.

So I attempted to fit all 10 of those boxes & 6 suitcases in two vehicles & failed miserably. We ended up shipping 3 boxes with UPS & they’ll be in Illinois on Thursday. Also IKEA  called to confirm that my furniture will be delivered tomorrow between 1 and 5.



My mom, dad, sister, & boyfriend are joining me on the trip so it shall be a fun one.  They’re staying with me until next Sunday, making sure I get all settled in before school starts on the 24th.

I can’t believe I’ve been counting down since March & the day is finally here. I’m leaving Florida behind to discover new adventures, friends, & of course law school. Here’s to the next 3 years…are we there yet?

Oh, & HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEEEEE!

-LawToya

Law School Class Schedule

♥ I GOT MY SCHEDULE ♥

As the title of this post says, I got my class schedule the other day! It was such an exciting moment, I immediately took a screenshot & sent it to Brandon & Tisha. I was in the car dealership & everyone was wondering why I was jumping up and down haha.

So, here’s my schedule!

Contracts ♥ Property ♥ Legal Writing ♥ Legal Reserach ♥ Criminal Law

*Click the photo to enlarge

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My thoughts:

  • What am I going to do with the 3 hours between class on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday (Read, duh)
  • One of the other sections doesn’t have class on Fridays, I’m jealous
  • No evening classes thank GOD!

Overall I’m really happy with my schedule, nothing absolutely horrible so I can deal. lol

-LawToya

Sorry, I’m packing up my life

I have about 3-4 posts that I’m really looking forward to uploading in the next few days. The past week has been CRAY! I’m packing all of my belongings into 5 boxes & hoping to fit them all in my car O_O.

Here’s what the next 20-25 days looks like:

July 18: Pack up & head to Palm Beach

July 19: Something big might be happening this day, I don’t want to jinx myself but I’ll fill you in on what goes down.

July 19-July 30th: Family time 💜

July 31: I officially move out & Brandon officially moves into his place!

Aug 1: Aug 7: Best friend time: www.bytisha.com 💜

Aug 8: GRADUATION

Aug 9: MY BIRTHDAYYYY

Aug 10th: Illinois

Okay, so I’m kinda busy. I will not be slacking on the blog posts though, so get excited!!

-LawToya

How Important Are Law School Rankings?

The process of choosing which law schools to apply to can be difficult. When my journey began, I based my choices on the most popular ranking system U.S. News Law School Rankings. Why? Because everyone always talked about how prestigious Harvard is, and how smart Yale students are. What I failed to realize however, was in MY order of importance prestige was at the bottom. Continue reading “How Important Are Law School Rankings?”