TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Jan 1, 2014

Journal Issue Date: Jan 2014

Journal Name: January 2014 - Vol. 50, No. 1

Last fall, The Law Launch Project began following 15 members of the Class of 2014 as they wrap up law school and prepare to be lawyers. Let’s check in on what they’re saying. Read more at http://tbalawlaunch.wordpress.com

We will get our lives back next August.

I think by now most people would agree that the legal industry is facing some changes.
Some may debate the finer points of how long this change has been going on, to what
depth it will change, or what has caused it … but I think at least most people would say
“the times they are a changing.”

I know we all chose this life we lead, but heck I didn’t know I would miss the little kids growing up while I was in school and working full-time for four years.

Doing less is a great way to do more, once you know what is important.

I was struck with just how lucky I have been over the last few years
to have had the opportunity to meet and work with so many talented people
who have been willing to take the time to talk with me
and help guide me in the right direction.

It’s crunch time. You hope that all of the hard work, the long hours,
the sacrifices you and your loved ones have made have prepared
you for that final time at the plate, that last swing of the bat.

I believe things are going in the right direction. …
The market looks promising.
The goal is to build self-confidence and trust in others.
The rest is to pass the BAR.

It can be difficult in the early months and years of law school
to know how to allocate limited time and attention.
Some things deserve a little. Some deserve none.
Others deserve as much as they can get
— often more than a busy schedule will allow.