Hometown: Nampa, ID
Bio: When it came time to apply for law school, I only had one place in mind and that was The University of Idaho. I remember hearing about the program in high school and knew that I would eventually be a Vandal one day. I graduated from The College of Idaho in Caldwell, which is comparable to Idaho Law in terms of small class sizes and a tight knit community so my transition from undergrad to graduate school was quite comfy. I have been encouraged by every law professor to utilize office hours as much as possible, even if it’s just for a casual chat. This has already given me the opportunity to make personal connections and start networking, which can be just as valuable as knowing the law. Although my initial choice to limit myself to one law program might have been risky, it was the best decision I’ve ever made and I am quite content with my UIdaho experience so far.
Words of Advice: Because this field can be so stressful and demanding, I think it is just as important to prioritize hobbies and personal interests as much as your school work. I have a passion for fitness and nutrition, and I quickly realized that I needed to indulge myself in my passions outside of the law in order to stay sane enough to practice law. I strongly encourage everyone to make time for their hobbies, even if it’s just an hour a day. There will always be more to read, study, and outline, but make sure your brain is happy by giving it a break and taking time for the fun stuff.