Things I Wish I Knew When I Was A 1L

It’s that time of year again. Anxious 1Ls await the beginning of what will be the longest three years of their lives. Meanwhile, attorneys, law profs, and other legal professionals are eagerly sharing advice on how to survive. The weekend before the start of law school is overwhelming. With so much information, words of wisdom, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dear First Years

[This is a cross post of a submission I recently did for Santa Clara Law’s “Remote News” series. For this issue, 2Ls and 3Ls were asked to answer a few questions for incoming 1Ls. The article was titled “Dear First Years.”] — The one thing I wish someone would have told me on the first […]

Career Update: I’m a Noogler (Part 1)

all opinions shared are my own and do not represent Google I’ll begin by saying that this has been an exhausting emotional roller-coaster since the beginning of my 2L year. For the quick tl;dr: I am officially a full-time Policy Specialist and Product Lead for Google Trust and Safety. This is part one of a […]

How Can I Prepare for Law School?

  The short answer: you can’t. If you’re anything like me, you’re likely not satisfied with that answer. I certainly wasn’t. I get it. I’m a naturally anxious person – so every day I wasn’t doing something productive during my 0L summer, I was fretting. Sound familiar? I have some good news. There’s actually a […]

Some Words Of Encouragement

  Deep within my childhood neighborhood, there’s a famous hill we used to refer to as “Suicide hill.” In today’s more mental-health-conscious world, the title is admittedly insensitive, but kids will be kids. Suicide hill earned its name from the many broken limbs it claimed as the most famous, yet dangerous, sledding spot in the […]