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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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”

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”

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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Negotiating Law School Scholarships

Negotiating scholarships can be quite an intimidating process. I had no idea that this was even an option until well into my application cycle. Not only is it possible, but it’s actually pretty common! As we all know law school is insanely expensive, and I don’t know about most of you, but my parents do not have $100,000 to shell out on my tuition.

So far I have been accepted into 9 law schools (I went a little crazy applying to basically everywhere) and of the 9 schools, 8 of them have offered me a scholarship. Some more than others, but that is normal. Although ranking & employment numbers are important, cost is just as important to me. I am very happy and blessed to have been accepted to so many law schools, but I do have to make the best decision for my future. So here are some basic steps to negotiating scholarships:

Step 1: Humble yourself

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