Wednesday, March 12th at 12:00
Although I am about to finish law school (only about 9 weeks left!), I am about to participate in my first mock trial today. This is something I’ve managed to avoid, even though TU offers tons of opportunities for trial practice including classes, clubs, and competitions. It’s not like I couldn’t have done this a lot sooner, as most of my classmates have. I just chose to avoid it. Today’s mock trial is part of my Advanced Torts class. I like torts and I am enjoying the class. It’s very interactive and the professor loves to create an atmosphere of conversation. He’s also an excellent trial attorney and he is sharing lots of insight with us on trial practice strategies. But I’m nervous. I don’t really like speaking in front of people, especially if I’m trying to be persuasive. I guess it’s a good thing I don’t plan to go into litigation!
January 29th at 1:00 pm
I am currently in the process of being approved to take the Oklahoma bar exam in July. As part of the application, the National Conference of Bar Examiners does a thorough check of every applicant’s whole life. The application itself is long and demanding, asking for information on all kinds of stuff, like past employers (for the last 10 years), past addresses (which was a challenge for me since I’ve had over 20 addresses since age 18), and many other personal details. The NCBE gives law students the option to start this whole process during their 1L year – which I highly recommend, but did not do myself.
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 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.
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…
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.
March 25, 2013 at 12:45
You may have heard this already, but it bears repeating. One of the most important goals of your legal education should be to improve your legal writing skills.
I came to law school feeling fairly confident in my writing abilities. I have always enjoyed writing and I had the benefit of learning from excellent writing professors and teachers throughout my education. I have even been told that I am a good writer. Ok, that was mostly from my mom. But when I started law school, I discovered that I was not as prepared as I thought I was.
February 25, 2013 at 11:00 am
Last Friday, I had the opportunity to attend the investiture of the newest U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma. The official ‘investing’ of authority for Judge John Dowdell was a full house event – all three district courtrooms in the federal building were standing room only (I was one of the standers). The new judge was sworn in, and he promised to preserve, protect, and uphold the Constitution of the United States.