Law Student Ambassadors

Reflections on Break

Winter break is for many law students, a breath of fresh air. Fall semester, like any in law school, is demanding. Between outlining, preparing for classes, clinics, pro bono hours, and more, the pace is almost unrelenting. So when we are given three weeks off, it’s understandable that we don’t want to think about work […]

Practical Experience

While your 1L year is filled with endless doctrinal classes, your 2L year you get to choose your own class schedule. In my case, I chose to take numerous experiential learning classes that would allow me to enhance my practical skills. Two of these classes are Lawyering Process and Advanced Legal Writing. Lawyering Process gives […]

Preparation v. Procrastination

I have always heard that 3L year is the easiest year of law school, and this has proved to be both true and false. On one hand, law school gets easier as you get used to the demands place on you. Cases get easier to read, legal research becomes more efficient, legal writing becomes more […]

Make the most of today

I am anxious to start my 3L year of law school, because when I close my eyes and concentrate really hard, I can almost feel my law degree in my hands.  I can’t wait until graduation!  Just two little semesters stand between me and my J.D.  But I have to remind myself of something that […]

The Honor of Law School

There have been many milestones in the path of law school so far and still more to come. I remember the work I put in to taking the LSAT. I remember the long hours filling out applications to law schools and providing all the correct transcripts and forms. There was great excitement with the acceptance […]

A Non-Traditional Law School Experience

The other day, someone said to me, “If I didn’t know better, I’d say you actually enjoy law school.” I replied emphatically, “I do!” And it’s true. I have enjoyed my time at the University of Idaho College of Law immensely. In thinking that I would be writing this blog, I tried to pinpoint why […]

The Bar Application

Hello!  Just in case you did not see my profile on the Ambassador’s page, my name is Ashley Ray.  I am in my final semester of law school and couldn’t be more excited to graduate!  The spring semesters typically seem to move quicker than the fall semesters, but this particular semester is flying by!  Spring […]

My Family and I

Howdy y’all, this is Nii-Amaa, also known as Nii. I wanted to share my awesome experiences with the wonderful people here at the University of Idaho College of Law. Richard Bach once stated “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” For […]

Turning a Quarter Century

Last week, I turned 25. Three years ago to the day, I was sitting in a Starbucks in London (maybe using them for their WiFi and drinking the free refills on tea…) checking my email. I had applied to the University of Idaho prior to leaving to study abroad, and I checked my email several […]

New Beginnings

I love January!  It is not because I am an avid fan of winter sports.  In fact, the one and only time I went skiing I ended up with more sore muscles than I knew I had.  The real reason I like January is because it is the beginning of a year of possibilities just […]

Finishing Strong

The leaves have fallen, the first snow has come, the sun now sets at 5:00 p.m., and the semester is winding down. This time of year can send an average law student into a whirlwind of emotions. Many students are able to breathe a temporary sigh of relief over Thanksgiving break and remember what it […]

Competition in my life as a “2L”

Hey guys! A great part of my second year of law school just got finished! I had the opportunity to participate in the 25th Annual McNichols Appellate Advocacy Program. What does that mean??? McNichols is our school’s intramural moot court competition. We learn about appellate advocacy, write a brief, and then have a chance to argue both on […]

Law & Life Happens in Boise

Hello there future Law Vandals! My name is Liz Sonnichsen, and I am a 3L at the University of Idaho, Boise Campus. <p> I am so excited that you are considering coming to the University of Idaho and can’t wait to share part of my experiences with you.  I am a home-grown Idahoan who proudly […]