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A Week in Outfits: What to Wear in Law School During the Winter

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The cold tends to ruin a lot of things. Hiking? Definitely less fun to do in the cold. Walking to class? Once again, it's not a scenic route if you're stuck with your head down to deal with the chilly wind. The same goes for what you decide to wear to school. Gone are the days of walking around campus without a care in the world; now, you're stuck bundling up and hoping for the best as you brave the elements.

For this week's blog, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at my outfits from this past week and give you some inspiration for what to wear to law school during the winter.

Monday:


I started off the week with something comfy--high-waisted jeans, a long sleeve shirt, and a cardigan. I'm big into wearing layers during the winter because you never know how warm or cold a room may be.

Tuesday:


On Tuesday, I wore another favorite combo of mine--sweaters and dresses. Adding in tights and boots updates this outfit for winter.

Wednesday:


This is one of my ab…

My 1L Spring Semester Goals

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As I'm in the midst of the first week of this semester, I thought now would be an appropriate time to figure out what my goals for this semester are.


First off, I want to attend more networking events. It's so important, and now that I have a handle on how to tackle my readings and how to manage my time, I'll be able to devote more time to my future career.

I've always been someone who really values her relationships with family and friends, and law school definitely can get in the way of those relationships. I want to make more time for calls home and more time talking to friends so I can keep those relationships healthy.

I wanted to keep ongoing lists for both rules and cases for each class last semester, but I never got around to doing that (even though it definitely would have been helpful for civ pro). This semester, I want to keep these lists for classes that require them, and I'm going to stick with it to help with my studying at the end of the semester.

I …

How Law School Helped My Anxiety

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When I first chose to go to law school, one of my biggest worries was how it would affect my mental health. I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety when I was in fifth grade, and it's been a journey to become comfortable with my mental health since then.

I already knew that law school is tough on anybody who goes through it, so it's natural that adding depression and anxiety to the mix might make things a bit more difficult. I made sure I was prepared to deal with anything that might come up while figuring what law school is all about.

Oddly enough, law school hasn't done anything crazy to my mental health. Obviously, there has been plenty of stress due to the long hours of studying and the long hours of figuring out what the heck res judicata is. But, I'm feeling really great mentally.

I think it might have something to do with being so comfortable and happy in law school. There's something special about being surrounded by people who are going through the sa…

My Resolutions and a Look at 2019

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Cheers to a new year!

2019 was a huge year for me, and I'm incredibly happy that it challenged me in so many ways. It's been a year of big moments and gigantic life changes, and I know 2020 is going to be even better.

Looking Back at 2019

I began 2019 by preparing for my second LSAT and taking the actual test, followed by finishing all my applications for law schools. I remember how after I submitted all my apps, going to law school suddenly felt really real. Even though I had been working toward that for almost a year, having nothing to do but wait for responses from schools made me realize that I was actually going to go to law school.

I then made my decision to go to the University of Denver for law school, and I couldn't be happier with my decision. I feel so at home in Denver and at the school, There's something about being surrounded by people just as focused on their schoolwork as I am that makes me comfortable.

Moving to Colorado on my own was insane. I'd m…

Masterpost: The LSAT

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The LSAT is the first huge hurdle you have to jump once you've decided to take the LSAT. I decided to make this masterpost of all my LSAT blog posts to put a ton of information in one space for those who are getting ready to take the LSAT.

Enjoy!

LSAT Overview: Logical Reasoning

A deep dive into the logical reasoning section of the LSAT, as well as some tips and tricks for getting through these questions.

LSAT Overview: Reading Comprehension

Looking into the reading comprehension section of the LSAT, and how you can power through it when you take the exam.

LSAT Overview: Logic Games

If you're struggling with the logic games section of the LSAT, check out this blog for some advice about how to conquer this section.

What I Wish I Knew Before Taking the LSAT

Looking back at when I took the LSAT, there were plenty of things I wish I had known when I first started studying. Check out this blog post to see what they were.

Should You Self Study for the LSAT?

As someone who studied on my …

2019 Last-Minute Gift Guide for Law Students

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With the holidays quickly approaching, you may have found that you're struggling to get a few last-minute gifts. If you have a law student in your life (or you are a law student looking to splurge a little bit on yourself), use this gift guide to give you some inspiration! 
Bookstand

Book stands are an ideal way to make sure law students aren't straining their necks too much. This one comes in a two-pack as well, so one can be kept at home and one at school. 
Dot-Grid Notebook

Whether law students use this for class notes, a bullet journal, or for some sort of daily journal, you know they'll get plenty of use out of this notebook. 
Reading Light

Reading all day, every day is hard enough without thinking about the strain law students are putting on their eyes. A reading light will definitely help the law student in your life out. 
Travel Mug

Coffee is love, coffee is life! Help a law student keep their coffee hot through all of their morning classes. 
Mindfulness Journal

When y…

My Morning Routine

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Good morning, everyone! 
I'm definitely a morning person, so I thought it'd be a great idea to write about my morning routine this week. Since starting law school, I've been trying to keep myself on a schedule during the week so I'm never too tired or feel too out of it. 
6:00 a.m.
My alarm goes off at 6 most mornings (unless I'm giving myself time to sleep in until 7). I get up relatively early because I like to go to the gym in the morning to wake myself up and have some me time before heading to school all day.
6:30 a.m.
I get to the gym around 6:30, unless it's a Monday or Wednesday, which is when I go to a kickboxing class after my last class of the day gets out. Depending on my workout schedule for the week, I'll do 20 minutes of cardio with a five-minute cool-down, a set of exercises for my core, and a set of exercises for either my lower body or arms. 
7:30 a.m.
After getting home from the gym, I'll put on a face mask and hop into the shower. My f…