Dear 1Ls (2020 Edition)

Dear COVID-19 1Ls, By now the grades have probably started rolling in. I don’t envy you in the slightest. At least when my first semester grades came in, I had people around me to commiserate with. More importantly, I had my fellow 2Ls and 3Ls there to pick me back up and tell me everything […]

Why I Left Facebook

This post might seem kind of odd after last night’s celebratory post. I dedicate so much of my time and energy to talking about why the Internet is so special and wonderful. But sometimes the Internet can also be brutal and unforgiving. That’s not to say that Facebook is “the Internet” but obviously social media, […]

Celebrating 2020

I wasn’t actually planning on doing a celebration post. Like many of you, I’ve been trying so hard to forget 2020. But, here we are. After yet another one of my famous fork-in-the-road existential crisis calls with my law school advisor tonight, I was reminded that though 2020 has felt like an absolute dumpster fire, […]

PC Build Log

I’ve been meaning to put this out for a while, since I’ve confirmed the thing actually works. It’s really not much more than a with-pictures explanation of how to build a mid-specced gaming PC, but hopefully this proves educational for some.

Acing the OCI (guest post)

[Jess’ Note: OCI’s are not for everyone. They certainly weren’t for me which explains why you’ll rarely see posts about law firm life here on this blog. I did a total of one OCI during my entire law school experience and it ended with me politely suggesting the interviewer pack sand. Whoops. Thankfully my 3L […]

Speed-Networking in the Virtual World

Tomorrow, SCU Law’s OCM department is hosting a speed-networking event geared towards recreating some of the offline mixers we were once blessed to have in-person. With that, I’ve received several questions from 1Ls about how they can make the most of that experience. I did a write-up about virtual networking earlier this year. These are […]

Networking in the “New Normal”

Usually around early March, I start receiving a lot of calls from anxious incoming students. Here’s what I’ve realized about this year’s 1Ls: I don’t envy any of them. 1L year is already a challenging experience; adding a global pandemic to the mix only ratchets up the difficulty from hard to expert mode.  Of these […]

No More Sticky Notes

  Productivity has been the bane of my existence. For starters, my new role has a ton of moving parts (surprise: Google is demanding). Additionally, WFH severely undermines my ability to concentrate. A colleague recently noticed my silent cries for help and shared his Google Sheet with me for tracking and prioritizing projects/tasks. Let me […]