Undergraduate / Major
The University of Toledo, Anthropology, Political Science
Organizations and Activities
Student Bar Association
Night Student Association
Areas of Interest
Civil Rights, Criminal Law, and Litigation
So far, my favorite class and professor have been Torts with Distinguished University Professor Susan Martyn. I enjoyed this class because the substance interested me greatly, as I am interested in social problems and their legal solutions. Furthermore, I found that from the moment I sat down for my first class, Professor Martyn challenged me to begin thinking like a lawyer and really brought the material alive with her enthusiasm.
Reading and Politics
I am a part-time night student at Toledo Law and I work full-time between two different jobs. I am the assistant manager of the Dakota Watch Company at the Franklin Park Mall, and I am an advising assistant on campus in the financial aid office in Rocket Solution Central
On Toledo, Ohio
I am a Toledo native, and I love that Toledo has all of the assets of a large city without many of the 'big city' headaches. We have a wonderful zoo, a world-class museum, shopping in and around the city – without the traffic-jams and parking woes. We are only hours away from Detroit, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Also, the area suburbs, such as Perrysburg and Maumee, offer interesting historical sites, wildlife preserves, parks, and interesting shops and small businesses. You don’t have to go far to find something new and interesting to do.
Incoming 1Ls should begin the semester by budgeting their time. Especially if you are a full time student, there will be hours and hours of reading each week, and it is important to have ample time to both read the assignment and make sure you understand the information covered. Another piece of advice: it’s never too early to think about how each class and lecture fits into the big picture of that area of law..
I study wherever I am because I am always on the go. I am working between two jobs while I am in school, and I find that I study at home, at work, in my car, at the College of Law, in the library, or anywhere else I may be. If I have an hour or more free I may focus on a particular assignment, and if I just have a few minutes free I may just pull out a supplement to review an element or concept that I am not 100% sure about. I feel that there is always room for more studying, and that any free time is an opportunity to do so.
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