A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending the Howard University School of Law Pinning Ceremony. During the event, all of the incoming 1L’s are pinned by Howard Law alum and are welcomed into the Howard University family. I got to pin a few incoming 1L’s and some of them asked me … Continue reading 6 Tips to Help you Not Go Crazy During Your 1L Year
In May 2016, I graduated from Howard University with my JD (law degree) and MBA (Master of Business Administration). I will chronicle my experiences as I embark on my career, share things I’ve learned, things I’m learning, and my dreams and aspirations for my life practicing law. I’ll also provide some insight for those who are considering pursuing a legal career.
Frequently Asked Questions: Pursuing my J.D./M.B.A.
Hey guys! I know it's been a minute, but life has been pretty busy for me, but I will try to do better. Today, marks 1 year since I graduated from Howard University with my J.D./M.B.A. Boy, does time fly by! 😀 This post was inspired by a discussion I had with one of my … Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions: Pursuing my J.D./M.B.A.
5 Attributes of a Great Mentee
MENTEE menˈtē/ noun a person who is advised, trained, or counseled by a mentor. Hey loves! This post is inspired by a bar association event I attended last week. Don't know what a bar association is? Don't worry, I'll write a post about it soon! Anywho, from my own experiences and from what I gathered … Continue reading 5 Attributes of a Great Mentee
Last Minute Tips for the Bar Exam
The next administration of the bar exam is less than 2 weeks away! For those of you prepping for the bar, I know you are wrapping up and are going to absolutely kill it! Below are a few tips that will help you finish strong. Don't Second Guess Yourself! This was probably one of my biggest … Continue reading Last Minute Tips for the Bar Exam
Networking Tips for People Who Hate Networking
Although I know it’s necessary, especially in a town like D.C., I absolutely loathe networking in the formal sense. I’m naturally shy and hate walking up to people I don’t know and talking to them. It’s just not that natural to me. I hate making small talk in general, and I don’t enjoy the fact … Continue reading Networking Tips for People Who Hate Networking
Officially Official: I’m a Lawyer Now!
I'm a lawyer! Geez, that sounds so weird. I feel like I'm talking about someone else! Haha It's been such a long road to becoming an attorney that it feels pretty surreal now. I'm sure it will set in when I have my first court date or my first huge stack of paperwork or something. … Continue reading Officially Official: I’m a Lawyer Now!
The Format of the NEW New York Bar Exam as of July 2016
As people prepare to take the bar exam either in February 2017 or sometime in the future, I wanted to provide a simple breakdown of the new format of the New York Bar Exam, specifically. The Uniform Bar Exam As of July 2016, the process for becoming admitted to the New York Bar has changed … Continue reading The Format of the NEW New York Bar Exam as of July 2016
How I Passed the New York Bar on the First Try
It's a little ironic that I chose the above pic for this post because I was anything but calm while studying for the bar exam. From May, when I began studying for the bar, all the way up until the end of October when I got my bar results, I was a big ball of … Continue reading How I Passed the New York Bar on the First Try
5 Ways to Build a Work Wardrobe on a Budget
I'm sure I am not the only one who doesn't jump for joy when shopping for work attire. For one, you might feel restricted in what you wear because of the dress code. You also might hate having to spend money on clothes that aren't as fun as what you wear outside of the office. … Continue reading 5 Ways to Build a Work Wardrobe on a Budget
Maintaining Your Personal Brand
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. – Warren Buffett This post is inspired by what I experienced today after someone requested a meeting with me and then cancelled 15 minutes before the meeting was to take place with … Continue reading Maintaining Your Personal Brand