So, you’re an incoming 1L… You’re deciding where to live, and perhaps who to live with. You are potentially spending your last moments with your family and friends in your hometown before the big move. You are likely feeling anxious and wanting to prepare for this thing that is law school! So how can you … Continue reading How to Spend the Summer Before 1L Year
As a graduating 3L, I would go back and tell myself to take the time to slow down and enjoy the little accomplishments along the way. You can have it all but not all at once. As an incoming first-year law student, it is so scary to think about the next three years ahead of … Continue reading Advice for 1Ls: From a Graduating 3L
Student organizations are an important part of law school. They provide wonderful opportunities to network and connect with like-minded people.
In less than one month, my first year of law school will be over. The year that was infamously supposed to “scare me to death” is finished. How could it be that I am now almost one-third of an attorney? While I’ve asked myself this for the past month, through reflection I realize that I … Continue reading A Letter to an Incoming 1L: Reflecting on the 1L Year
“Well, what do you want to do with your law degree?” One of the most commonly asked questions to law students and aspiring law students alike. And the truth is, not everyone knows the answer. I would venture to say that in my experience, most people don’t know the answer. Here’s your reminder that that’s … Continue reading FSU Law Externships
In my case, I have to answer “both.” It was April 2020. I had been relegated to my parents’ couch since the notorious spring break that turned into a remote semester occurred. I was on track to graduate at the end of that summer, and in the face of looming uncertainty… I decided to go … Continue reading Should I Live Alone in Law School or Get Roommates?
The suggestion, “You should get involved when you get to law school,” sounds like a trap, right? It sounds like a recommendation that is totally without merit (“Don’t you know how hard law school is, Mom?”), or a tactic among laser-focused students to try to distract other students. But the truth is that the individuals … Continue reading How Getting Involved in Law School Helps Your Body and Mind
When searching for the perfect law school for you, campus visits are crucial! Visiting a law school will give you the best sense of how you fit into the community and possibly new city you are moving to. A visit will give you an idea of what the students, faculty, and facilities of your prospective … Continue reading Why You Should Visit a Law School Before Making a Decision – and What to Look For
One of the best parts about Florida State University College of Law is that students have the opportunity to engage in real legal work outside of the classroom. Our Public Interest Law Center at FSU Law is dedicated to serving underrepresented groups by providing legal services, specifically through the Farmworker and Immigration Rights Clinic. In … Continue reading Experience With Clinics
Hi! My name is Marin Donnelly and I’m currently a 3L at FSU College of Law. I am about to take you readers back to the spring of my senior year of college at the University of Florida. It was just after I had decided I wanted to officially go to FSU for law school, … Continue reading Choosing a Roommate for Law School