Vado Porro

Running from the Law: Getting Started

So school has either let out or is letting out for you.  By now, you have probably decided, especially if you are a 1L, that this summer, you will return to your regularly scheduled healthy habits that went on hiatus during your first year.  You have pledged to give up coffee, eat vegetables, and return to the gym.  Some of you have no doubt pledged to start running. And despite the fact that I believe that no one should attempt to start a running habit during the summer, I'm going to give you some advice on how to get started.First…

read more

Vado Porro

Running from the Law: Finish Strong

 In less than a month, I will be able to follow my name with the letters "J.D."  This three year, six semester, incredibly challenging journey will be over, and I will stand at the beginning of the rest of my life.  May 10th is graduation day.  It's the finish line.  It's what we're running towards. At the same time, I'm training for my second half-marathon.  I'm on a mission to beat the course closing time of 3:15; but I'm also on a mission to beat my last half-marathon time of 2:20.  My friend who I run races with is training with…

read more

Vado Porro

Running from the Law: Why You Should Play a Team Sport

I remember, as a third-grade student, standing on the soccer field, absolutely still, hoping the ball would come nowhere near me. I remember playing basketball and ducking out of the way. In softball, I would watch the entire field move in when I came up to bat. When the ball was passed or kicked to me, I would inevitably embarrass myself. It was safer to not try. When the ultimate humiliation happened and my classmates chose teams, I was always standing there alone at the end.It didn’t take long for these small embarrassments to lead to an inevitable conclusion: I…

read more

Vado Porro

Running from the Law

If you have any desire to run a marathon, complete a triathlon, take sword-swallowing or firewalking lessons, or participate in any other activity you find challenging or completely terrifying but think would be kind of cool, the best time to do it is when you are in your first year of law school. This is because, during your first year, there is no activity that is worse than law school. My first year of law school, running was usually the best part of my day. It was my only chance for fresh air, personal space, and time to think about…

read more

 < 1 2

Become a Member

FREE online community for women in the legal profession.

CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Newsletter

Subscribe to receive regular updates, news, and events from Ms. JD.

Connect with us

Follow or subscribe