Get To Know LawToya

As a newbie to the blogging world I figured I should formally introduce myself with a little get to know me post! Here’s 5 interesting facts about LawToya!

1. I’ve been to 14 countries

I take traveling pretty seriously. I love getting away, learning about new cultures and laying out on beaches. So far my favorites have been: France, Italy and Croatia. I’m hoping to double that number by my 30th birthday.

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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 “Using Microsoft OneNote: Law School Notes”

Everyone is Smarter Than Me & Other Crazy Things Law Students Think

Even with a 3.5 GPA, being surrounded by 4.0 students will make you doubt yourself.

Unfortunately this is a huge issue in the law school community. Self-doubt and insecurity are at an all time high. With people getting jobs, scholarships and awards its easy to find yourself feeling inadequate. Continue reading “Everyone is Smarter Than Me & Other Crazy Things Law Students Think”

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

10 Makeup Must-Haves

Law school is depressing, so this week we’re talking about MAKEUP!

I am a shameless makeup addict! Sephora, Ulta & MAC are no strangers to my wallet. I wasnt always into makeup, but during my freshman year of college I discovered the world Youtube Beauty Guru’s. Continue reading “10 Makeup Must-Haves”

Legal Writing is…

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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 “Legal Writing is…”