November 22nd 2013 at 12:00
It has been a long time since I last blogged, but I have finally come down from the Rocky Mountains to tell everyone about my internship at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Over the summer, I worked in the Land department in Anadarko’s Denver office. Here is a picture of our view from the 18th floor of the tower (I miss seeing the mountains everyday).
I was assigned to work in the Powder River Basin Asset group, but I was also able to work with the Exploration group too. I was tasked with a variety of projects that ranged from debt collection, drafting a wellbore assignment, managing a joint development agreement and researching state law.
November 13th at 3:00
In undergrad, I didn’t worry about finals until 2 weeks prior to exams, and several all-nighters would usually ensure a good grade. Law school finals however are a whole different beast.
Nov. 1st begins the countdown for finals which usually aren’t until the second week of December. You’re probably wondering what kind of exam takes 6 weeks to prepare for… the kind of exam that is 100% of your final grade. How’s that for added pressure?
November 4th 2013 at 3:00
One of my professors is a firm believe that there is no such thing as “the law.” The rationale is that there is no set law—it is ever-changing. What was once the law or majority opinion can be overruled and the minority opinion may become the new law.
November 4th, 2013 at 12:30
If you are considering law school, I want to encourage you right now to adopt the right attitude so that when you are here, you will have the most success possible. After all, you will be paying a lot of money for a great educational experience and you likely want to make it a worthwhile venture, right?
I would say that attitude is a HUGE part of that.
Start now towards a positive attitude and be the law student who takes advantage of all that the school has to offer. That includes classes – I’ve said it before on this blog and I’ll likely say it again… Go to class.
October 23rd, 2013 at 3:00
Law School, especially your first two years sometimes feels like a high speed race. There is always something to be done, assignments to read, legal writing papers to turn in, student organization meetings to attend, internships to apply for, finding ways to beef up your resume, and finding ways to make the most out of law school in the short 3 years (yes short, because times really starts to fly when you’re in the thick of it) that you’re here.
October 21st, 2013 at 12:30
Earlier this month, TU Law hosted the twelfth annual legal symposium with Tulsa Law Review here at the university. I was fortunate to be a part of the process to bring guest speakers in from all over the country to speak about the timely subject of health law. The symposium featured the legal scholarship of Professor Einer Elhauge from Harvard University, and several panelists speaking on his work. Elhauge recently published Obamacare on Trial, and speaks and teaches on the subject of health law and bioethics at Harvard. The other speakers came from other law schools such as Berkeley, Duke, and the University of Arizona.
October 9th, 2013 at 3:30 pm
Law school is a huge time commitment (duh). Chances are during your 3 years in school you will be the busiest you’ve ever been, with all types of pressures from doing well and preparing for classes, strict deadlines, commitments you’ve made to internships, or student organizations and the miscellaneous that will inevitable pop up. This doesn’t leave a lot of time for much else, and law school will consume most of your focus for the next couple of years.
September 23, 2013 at 12:45
I can almost see May from here! The last finals, graduation, and the ever-looming bar exam are within sight. The time has gone so quickly—its’ hard to believe that I am 2/3 of the way done with law school. I am reminded of the quote: The days are long but the years are short.
I stayed incredibly busy over the summer, and that pace has only let up slightly since classes started. Over the summer, I…
September 9, 2013 at 3:00
Yay for my last year of school! This year comes with usual nerves about beginning a new semester but now it is also about finishing my last year, winning mock trial competitions, passing the bar and getting a J-O-B. While I am anxious about all that is to come, as anything comes to an end there is also a time for reflection. So, here are a few things to consider as you embark on the law school admissions process.
When I began the process of applying to law school one of the most important considerations was service—customer service—with a background in the service industry, bad service is a deal breaker for me. I can honestly say that from my first interaction with the admissions staff I have had amazing service from the faculty, staff and administration.
April 22, 2013 at 9:09
I’m officially signing off. It is time to go into the deep, dark, hole where sweatshirts, yoga pants, tennis shoes, and hats live.
This year has been crazy-busy but also exciting and rewarding. I worked, competed in a regional and national mock trial competition, studied, laughed, cried, screamed and experienced any other emotion you can think of.
April 8, 2013 at 11:45
Our ambassador year is coming to a close, and this is my final blog entry for the semester. But that doesn’t mean that we are all gearing up for a summer off around here. Being in law school does not include a summer vacation. Even for the 3Ls, they have a summer’s worth of studying for the bar exam coming up. For me and other 2Ls, we have a chance to work for a law firm, or take classes, or complete an internship. These things often take more hours out of a day than regular school year class hours. So, although classes will be ending soon, the workload continues.