Undergraduate / Major
Eastern Michigan University, B.S. Economics and English Language; M.A. Economics
Organizations and Activities
Student Bar Association, Budget Chair
Intellectual Property Law Society, President
No Holds Bar, Treasurer
Areas of Interest
Intellectual Property and Environmental Law
Property with Professor Bruce Kennedy
I love all aspects of sports. I love watching, analyzing, and playing sports. I am also a big fan of all the Cleveland sports teams and EMU athletics.
On Toledo, Ohio
Toledo is two hours from Cleveland, one hour from Detroit, one hour from Ann Arbor, and four hours from Chicago. Great proximity for great trips for the weekend, but there are still great things to do in Toledo if you can’t get out of town. In town, I would definitely visit the Toledo Museum of Art. Every time I have gone, I have gotten a unique experience. I am a huge fan of taking walks in Wildwood Park. I also love a hot dog from Rudy's or Tony Packo's.
On Toledo Law
Toledo Law students and staff shatter any preconceived notion or horror story you have had about law school. While law school is undoubtedly difficult, the students and professors are willing to go out of their way to help everyone succeed. The law school takes on the identity of the Toledo legal community, which is extremely courteous and cooperative. That welcoming sense is why I am here and have enjoyed my experience.
From an academic side, make sure you are prepared for class. The amount of material is voluminous, so being on top of the readings will allow you to better retain the information when in class and when preparing for the exam. Also, get a head start on outlines. It is easier to condense the material to succinct, important nuggets when it is fresh in your mind rather than weeks later. From a personal side, make sure you set aside time to relax, eat, and sleep. Sometimes the batteries need to be recharged, and getting a good night's rest, a good workout, watching movie, or eating a nice hearty meal is what it takes to keep you going.
Study in a place where you will not be distracted yet will feel comfortable. I would split my study time between the library and a coffee shop. It is all about personal preference. It doesn't matter where you study as long as you are comfortable and productive.
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