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.
Continue reading “Get To Know LawToya”
What I Ate Wednesday is Back!
It’s been a while, but What I Ate Wednesday is BACK! On Wednesdays I’ll be posting a re-cap of the delicious treats I find throughout the week. Here’s a montage of things I had this summer!
I don’t even remember what was in this burger, but it was good!
Lemon Blueberry & Red Velvet cupcakes
Magnolia is my favorite bakery in New York. This summer I found out they had a Chicago location & of course I had to visit…a few times. LOL Continue reading “What I Ate Wednesday”
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 “Networking 101”
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:
- My 1L summer will be spent working as a legal intern at a Fortune 500 company! :O
- I’m living in Chicago for the next 2 months
- I was selected to compete on the college of law’s official Trial Team!
- I’m the BLSA 1L coordinator for 2016-2017
- I’m now on the board of the Woman’s Law Society
- I found the most amazing friend & we’re going to be roommates next year!
- 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😘
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”
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”
Christmas break was too short! 4 weeks seemed like so much time, until it was over. 😦
Honestly, this was the best holiday break I’ve ever had. Law school is so draining! I know said I would post throughout winter break but Continue reading “Sorry, I went on vacation”