Well here it is… the final post of this book. It’s amazing to think that around this time a year ago I started both law school and re-reading the HP series, and now I’ve finished the first three books. As we head into book four and my 2L year of law school I think it’s appropriate to take a moment to reflect on all the good things from this past year and my hopes for this upcoming year. This sort of follows how the book ends too: everyone looks forward to the next year coming as this one once again ends.
SO let’s start…
This past year:
- Made it through orientation
- Made new friends!
- Became an Ambassador.
- Found a the Student Organization (DUFLS) that fit my reasons for going to Law School
- Mentored by some amazing people
- Made it through finals (both semesters)
- Went to NYC for christmas
- Spent a month in Italy for school
- Made it on the Water Law Review
- Made it onto the National Executive Board for the Food Law Student Network
- Became President of DU’s Food Law Society
- Brought my GPA up
- Accepted into CED clinic
It was quite the year, and looking back on it there were a lot of times I didn’t think I would make it, but here we are and damn we accomplished a lot!
And here’s what I hope to do this next year:
- Raise more awareness around food deserts and food insecurities
- Finish HP 4
- Make an impact in the Community Economic Development Clinic
- Make more connections in the legal field
- Work on following my passions in empowering people to make a difference in their communities
- Get published
- Have fun and spend less time doubting myself
- Face some more fears
- Build a snowman
- Find a kickass summer job
- Visit friends in Reno and Las Vegas/ Visit family (anywhere)
- Get more plants
- Find somewhere to volunteer
They don’t seem like much, but I think they are fantastic small goals that are easily accomplished! For those of you who don’t know, this next school year I will be working as a student lawyer in our school’s legal Community Economic Development Clinic. This work helps small businesses and entrepreneurs set up their businesses and empowers them to work in their communities and make the impacts they want to see. I’m truly honored to have been accepted into this clinic and cannot wait to work alongside my peers with the clients we will receive. It is going to be an amazing year!
They say 2L year is the year they work you to death which can see daunting, but I know its going to be the best year yet and I cannot wait to see what’s in store… plus it’s one more year down which means one more year closer to getting out of the law school bubble and into the real world where stuff really matters.
Until Next Time,