Washington Lawyer - January 2018 - 43
Georgetown University Law Center
Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Being new to the Washington area, I'm constantly looking to explore more
opportunities in the law. Last year I took part in the Student Bar Association at
Georgetown University Law Center, and they elected me as the representative
to the D.C. Bar. I think this will be a great opportunity to explore the legal world
here in the nation's capital, and to discover and learn more about the myriad
events, firms, and legal professionals so that I can spread the word to my colleagues in my program. I plan to practice in D.C., so this opportunity will be
something that will help me, not only in law school, but my future legal career.
As third-year law students, we're getting to the end of the road in our time in
the classroom, and although we're getting a bit nervous, we are also excited to
get out there and join the legal profession. This opportunity with the D.C. Bar
allows us to interact with the people we're looking forward to working with
after graduation. I'm excited to see how we can further integrate the Catholic
University Columbus School of Law with the diverse professional legal communities in Washington, D.C.
Howard University School of Law
The George Washington University Law School
The first year of law school is difficult, but that deep immersion into a completely different world, surrounded by a variety of different individuals, inspires
me. I grow, I learn, I develop as a professional and as a person. Being exposed to
this unique and dynamic environment here at the D.C. Bar offers me a very
exemplary opportunity to network and meet new people, and to act as a liaison
between the Bar and my fellow law students at Howard, giving them the tools
and resources they need to be the best version of themselves.
Law schools are very good at teaching you to think like a lawyer, but I think as
far as practical skills are concerned, there are very limited classes that teach you
what it's like to be a lawyer practicing in the real world. I love that the Bar is providing students the opportunity to learn from people who are doing this every
day, not only through networking opportunities but through training as well. To
me, that's the best part of D.C., having the chance to speak with and learn from
talented lawyers who have accomplished amazing and inspiring things in their
careers and lives.
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