Hometown: Rocklin, CA
Despite being a California native, I have lived all across the county as a result of my military service. When I got out of the military I ended up in Utah and haven't looked back at California since. When I was looking for law schools to apply to, the University of Idaho College of Law stood out among all the others. I truly enjoyed the feel and environment of the College of Law and the people there really stood out. It was one of the few places that felt warm and welcoming among all the others I visited. That feeling has not gone away and I truly enjoy coming to the campus every day. The professors are very personable and truly have an open door policy. I value the opportunity to speak with them whenever I have a question and they are available. Even when taking distance classes, the professors welcome contact; whether by email or even a phone call. The College of Law has surpassed my expectations for law school and has helped make it that much more of an enjoyable experience.
Words of Advice: Time management! Make sure you have a plan for each week on when assignments are due and when you will read for class, because something always comes up. Whether its additions to your reading assignments, continuing orientation classes, or even a special guest speaker coming to the school, something unplanned will always pop up. Planning ahead also helps you prioritize which assignments or classes will take more time than the others. Once you get a feel for your classes and workload it will get easier to plan ahead, but don't ever stop. Time management and planning ahead is a lifelong skill you can learn and hone while in law school.