Experiential learning in law school has provided me with the added benefit of gaining real-world experience working with causes that I have become passionate about.
While my first semester of law school was one of the most difficult challenges I’ve ever completed, there are things that you can do to make it easier on yourself come finals time.
They say 1L is the busiest and craziest year of law school, but I’d have to argue that the period between the last month of 1L and the first month of 2L has been the busiest, craziest, and best period of law school so far.
As we leave these idyllic surroundings, we inherit a world that is divided: a world of hatred and imperfect leaders where representation by the legal profession is required more than ever. We need to go out there and ensure we do justice to what we have learned here.
Normally people hear the phrase “bending the rules” and think of skirting a process or going outside the lines. In the world of administrative law, though, bending the rules is part of the process.
As part of his Land Use Regulation course, Professor Roderick M. Hills, Jr. requires all students to attend a land use hearing and write a memo on the experience. Attending a hearing, as it turned out, was one of the most interesting experiences I’ve had so far in law school.