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, […]

My Bar Exam Status FAQ (J.D. Advantage)

Now that I’ve officially graduated from law school, I wanted to publicly address some FAQ’s I’ve been receiving daily from friends, family, and faculty regarding my bar exam / job situation. I’ll note that these are fair questions and concerns and that I greatly appreciate all the check-ins. I especially appreciate all of the advice […]

Resilience

If I were an employer, I’d pay close attention to the classes of 2020 and 2021. What sets us apart from the rest won’t be our grades, our class rankings, our impressive lists of internships, nor our ability to marathon a semester’s worth of Zoom lectures in a day. It will be our raw, unrelenting […]

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 […]