I Passed the California Bar Exam. Abolish it.

The following piece is a transparent discussion about my bar exam experience. I intend to raise further awareness about why the bar exam is a deeply flawed assessment mechanism, methodically contrived to reinforce and reward privilege. I do not intend to devalue or dismiss the successes rightfully enjoyed by my colleagues. If you passed the […]

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 […]