Undergraduate / Major
Loyola University of Chicago, English
Organizations and Activities
Night Student Association – President
Areas of Interest
Running, tennis, and baseball
I am a part-time student, and I work as a Clerk at the Toledo Municipal Court.
Be open to anything. When I tell people I’m in law school, without hesitation, the first question is “What type of law do you want to practice?” You do not need to be able to answer this question. In fact, I suggest not limiting yourself by having an answer. The great part about the law school experience is the exposure you get to various areas of legal study. When I started at Toledo Law, I knew nothing of environmental law, but by the end of Dean Kilbert’s course, I was immersing myself in the material and really enjoying examining various aspects of the Clean Air and Water Acts. You never know what you might gain an interest in…
The phrase “The professors here really care about the students” seems to be thrown out at every academic institution’s event for incoming students that I’ve ever attended. I can honestly say that this phrase actually MEANS something at Toledo Law. It is extremely hard to pinpoint a favorite class or professor. There has never been a time where I’ve had a question outside of class that was not promptly responded to by a professor, whether it’s been a federal judge, dean, or adjunct professor. Despite different styles of teaching, I truly believe every professor I’ve had at Toledo Law has given me the tools to succeed.
If it’s just reading for class, I usually will put in time at a Panera or Starbucks… although I’ve been known to be the worst customer at Waffle House at 1am if I’ve gotten a little behind. For exam prep, however, I’m up in the law school library. A few friends and I have also found the medical school’s library to be a nice change of pace every couple of days. The library there is beautiful, and you tend to not get as bogged down in lengthy “study breaks” with fellow classmates.
On Toledo, Ohio
After completing my undergraduate degree and living in Chicago for five years, it was great to return to Toledo for law school. Toledo provides a taste of downtown "big city" excitement with an emerging nightlife and minor league sports environment – while still being a safe, affordable place to live.
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