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Part-time Law, Full-time Life: “Fools rush in…” or Enrolling in a Part-time Law Program

Three weeks ago, I uploaded my last exam response of the semester. I went through my now-typical process of double-checking my formatting, reviewing the instructions, taking note of the time of upload, re-calculating the number of words, and cautiously hit the submit button. Later that night, joining my husband for a post-semester celebratory drink, it dawned on me that I had transposed my exam number during submission – on that exam, and two others. I remember freezing with terror as my husband looked at me, panic in his eyes, worried I was having some kind of attack, until I shrieked…

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Implementing Creativity and Practice in a Blog Post

     There is an emphasis post-law school on legal writing that incorporates proper citation usage and expert use of legal jargon entwined in a simple and oft-replicated format to express legal theories that can make or break an attorney’s case. Students are taught this style in law school, but the teaching throughout the three years is inconsistent at best. Some schools are leaning toward disregarding the complexity of Bluebook in favor of more creative writing. Some schools encourage writing in multiple classes or offer a variety of options including law reviews and blogs. Other institutions only have one additional…

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