Giving my moot court arguments and my Trial Advocacy trial were my best law school experiences. When you’re up there performing in front of judges, professors, and other lawyers, all of your abilities and weaknesses are on display. It’s a thrill and a challenge, and that’s why I’m here.
—Larry Hagerman, JD’09
Winning my first administrative hearing while I was in the Elder Law Clinic during spring semester of my second year was amazing. Nothing feels better than winning a case for a client! It’s easy to forget why we came to law school, but once you get your first case, you realize that law school is challenging because the real world is even more challenging.
—Jazmine Abadia, JD’09
My best law school experience so far was my ‘light bulb moment’ when something shifted in my brain, the fog lifted, and I began that mythical ‘thinking like a lawyer.’ It happened in my first semester Torts class, as I was being Socratically attacked, and it was amazing!
—Kate Lee, JD’09
Every year we do the OWLS (Older and Wiser Law Students) Halloween event at the Law School. The professors dress up and law students’ kids go trick-or-treating. One year, Professor Gene Shreve wore a pretty elaborate shark costume. Madeline, my daughter, was bawling, not wanting to walk past the shark. It was actually quite entertaining, because he didn’t have anywhere to go to get out of the way. He finally ducked into a closet to let us pass.
—Andy Beyer, JD’08
Mimi (my daughter) was only a few weeks old and still not sleeping through the night (and consequently, neither was I), so one day I was particularly tired. Professor Roger Dworkin, who was infamous for his mastery of the Socratic method, noticed that my head was bobbing. I heard my name being called to answer a question that, unfortunately, I had not heard. For a few minutes it was absolute torture; but looking back on it now, it’s pretty funny.
—Nate Hutchings, JD/MBA’09
Winning our final trial in Trial Advocacy.
—Rachael Yates, JD’09