Dear Other Recent Law Grads, It’s funny, how now that I’m in my thirties, now that I’ve joined a secret society (by this I mean the field of law), now that I’m starting to find even footing in life, I find more and more that what I crave is a sense of community. Sounds cheesy,Continue reading “Need for Authentic Community — An Open Letter to Recent Law Grads”
This post is in honor of my friend and mentor J. Kim Wright. Her thoughts have been posted in this blog before. Today though, I offer her words not just as inspiration, but as a complementary piece in the puzzle I am working on conveying through HolisticToolKit. This puzzle is the whole of our justiceContinue reading “Vision from J. Kim Wright”
This post represents a departure for me. Most obviously, this is my first post since having officially graduated. But it is also the first of a series of “conversations” I am beginning to engage in with law professors (from across the U.S. & the world). Sometimes it will be presented in the form of actualContinue reading “So Why ARE You Taking the Bar Exam?”
Sometimes it can be challenging to make shifts in mindset and behavior patterns when we are in transtiion from one chapter of our lives into the next. After exams this semester, my final semester, it made sense to take a couple of days for quiet in the woods. I shot this video as soon asContinue reading “Connecting to Nature In Times of Transition”
Well, amidst finals (and this time is the last time…) I’ve been re-calibrating from an amazing trip. It was four days spent at a Zen center just outside of San Francisco, essentially in the middle of a Redwood forest. What for, you ask? For inspiration, collaboration and re-generation. My time was spent with around 30Continue reading “Brain in a Jar…”
As a final semester 3L I think about this a lot — give a listen to see if you identify with this worldview or if approaching your legal career from a more creative perspective is something you might want to give more consideration to… Please also look out for future posts on this topic, includingContinue reading “Creativity & Authenticity in Your Legal Career”
Originally an assignment for a class, this is my presentation on lawyer stereotypes that are reversed through film. Please enjoy this light-hearted look at what lawyers can bring to the table…
Imagine… You are sitting around a conference table with a number of other students your first year of law school. Let’s say in the first month, if not week. Perhaps you are sharing a meal. At the least, you are together in an open and collaborative environment. Keep imagining… Whomever is facilitating — whether aContinue reading “Imagine we shared our EXPERIENCES of the law as a matter of pedagogy…”
Interview with Elon University School of Law’s Professor Steve Friedland, on “modern learning” in legal education (from Elon’s Second Symposium on Experiential Learning in Legal Ed).
Interview with advocates for creative, community-driven approaches to legal education — from Elon University School of Law’s Second Symposium on Experiential Learning in Legal Ed.