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Finished Law School

This month is a huge milestone in my life. I graduated law school.

Over the last three years I have reported some of my grades and rankings here. I ended up in the top 11% of my class (missed the coveted top 10% by one one-hundredth of a grade point), with a cumulative GPA of 3.494. My family and I sacrificed a lot to put me through law school and we are proud of the accomplishment.

This July I will take the Louisiana bar exam and begin my career as an attorney. People often ask me what type of law I will practice. It is difficult to know this at the outset. My first job as a lawyer will be as an associate at Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South, LLP, a law firm in Lake Charles, Louisiana. I was hired as a “commercial litigator.” I worked there these past two summer and winter breaks as a law clerk and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Goodbye and good luck to my friends at LSU Law. I am sure that many of us will meet again in practice, sitting on opposite sides of the courtroom ;-)

Update (Nov., 2014): passed the bar on the first try and have been practicing law for about two years. It’s a great profession and very challenging. I wish I had done this years ago.

First Year of Law School in the Books!

My first year at LSU Law is in the history book.  My first semester GPA was 3.5, second semester was 3.756 and cumulative is 3.628.  Best grades: 2nd semester Legal Writing (4.0) and Constitutional Law I (4.0). Worst grades: Torts (3.1), Civil Procedure II (3.4) and Legal Traditions (3.4).  I was in the top 10% of my first semester class; but for the entire year, top 4%–ninth in my class of 229.

All-in-all, I had a great year.  I learned a lot of interesting stuff and worked my behind off.  Law school is to college as college is to kindergarten.  Be prepared to spend outrageous amounts of time reading, studying and writing.

Big Day Thursday at LSU Law

Thursday is the beginning of the 1L law student orientation here at LSU Law.  Already, we have been issued several reading/homework assignments for next week and I’ve begun the work.  In addition, we have a couple of cases we need to brief for the orientation.

I’ve met several students in my section (meaning we will be sharing a lot of classes) and will enjoy getting to know them.  We had a party for our section and had a bit of fun.