Three More Years
I’m in my third year at YLS and I have to say: I wish I had three more years. I have had incredible opportunities here. Last year, I directed the Temporary Restraining Order Project and Community Lawyering Clinic, served as a Dean’s Advisor for 1Ls, led the Yale Law Christian Fellowship, and became Activism Chair of Yale Law Women. Doing all of these activities at the same time was probably a bit too much, but I couldn’t help it; I was thrilled to be a part of each initiative.
This year, I’m a bit less student activity-oriented and a bit more academic. I’ve just submitted one paper for publication (keeping my fingers crossed), and I started writing another on financial aid and marriage with Professor Anne Alstott, a preeminent tax scholar who also teaches Family Law. Meanwhile, I’m helping to found a domestic violence law clinic that will launch this spring. We’re just starting to draw up a course description and syllabus.
In some ways, I feel as though my time at
I have mentioned academic and clinical pursuits, but
perhaps more importantly, I would love to have three more years with my
classmates. After all, I came to
Maybe I can convince Dean Koh to extend legal education for just one more year…