Thursday, May 28, 2020

I’m Going to Law School

For as long as I can remember I’ve always wanted to go to law school.

My first exposure to the law was when I got arrested... kidding.

No, my first exposure was when I was in 4th grade and I was cast in an all-girls theater production of Legally Blonde.
Cheesy, I know... But I played Warner, Elle Wood’s ex-boyfriend that she follows to Harvard Law.

After that, I shadowed my sister-in-law for a day when she was an assistant district attorney in the Bronx.
It was the COOLEST day of my entire life.

In the spring of my junior year at Wake, I took a journalism class, “Investigating Innocence.” This class taught me that lawyers are wordsmiths and storytellers. I learned that lawyers craft narratives to help the jury and the judge understand their case. My class worked with Wake Forest School of Law to craft a joint narrative about a case. I loved this class. I spent hours writing each day. At the end of the class, I learned the importance of illustrating one’s point in a legal case. I also realized that I was a very good storyteller. I created a narrative that advocated for the client. I described the setting, the timeline, the characters, all to help prove our client was innocent.
It all clicked.
I was an English and French double major who loved to write and tell stories. I knew at that moment exactly why I wanted to practice law, to continue to successfully articulate stories that could help prove someone innocent or help properly convey a purpose or goal of a client.

For the past five years I have been writing and documenting my life online on here on T&P. My writing has improved drastically since I was a high schooler and I have also matured tremendously academically, socially and mentally and my evolution is documented through my stories. I have become a very strong writer and communicator over the past five years. 

So here is the moment we have all been waiting for!
After months of studying for the LSAT, and one failed attempt (not on my part), and one actual test, I am going to law school!

I got my score after spring break, my highest score yet, my applications were already submitted and a week later I was accepted into my first law school.
On May 15, I submitted my deposit.


I am going to Hofstra Law School. 

I plan on focusing on international or business law.
I plan on studying abroad in Paris.

My dream is to continue to craft narratives as a lawyer. As I continue to learn and grow, my experiences at law school will help guide me to the type of law I would like to practice, as I am open to new ideas and experiences. My dream is to work on the legal team for a French fashion house one day!


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