Networking 101

meet-you

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

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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

The sweet smell of freedom!

FINALS ARE OVER. I AM A FREE WOMAN.

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I can’t believe 4 months went by so quickly, but I’m not mad about it all. They say your 1st semester of law school is the most terrifying and they were not lying about that. I won’t miss the fear induced panic of being called on, looking up every other word in the dictionary and I definitely will not miss criminal law! (Worst class ever btw). Anyway, I’m so glad its over. I’m even more excited to know that I can do it, its hard but its possible.

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Last night I arrived in Orlando and I’ll be driving down to Palm Beach later today.  This is going to be the most appreciated christmas break EVER!

Lot’s of exciting posts will be coming soon!

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-LawToya

Legal Writing is…

Legal Writing Meme

This week’s adventures in law school brings us to the lovely topic of legal writing (LWR). Everything was going so well! LOL.

I’ve struggled with writing so much this past week. I knew coming in that I was nervous about the class, but I didn’t realize it would be so stressful! Continue reading