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Posts from the ‘Law Students’ Category

12
Sep
Stressed bar candidate seeing he failed.

So You Didn’t Pass the Bar: 3 Tips for Reassuring Someone Who Didn’t Make the Cut

There are few moments in life as pivotal as taking the bar exam. Being a lawyer is a dream, a life’s journey that has been incubating for years. But first you have to know the password to get in.

So much hinges on this exam: mountains of debt; the expectations of friends and family; and, of course, the belief in one’s own talents. Just the act of studying for the test can eat away at one’s mental health with thoughts like, “Maybe I’m an impostor and don’t belong to this club.”

While studying for the exam and ultimately taking it is intensely challenging, failing it is even harder. If someone you know does not pass the bar, here are a few gestures that can be quite reassuring.

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30
Aug
The UW Quad

WSBA Law School Representatives: The New Class

Every year, hundreds of law school grads emerge bleary eyed and discombobulated, but with J.D.s in hand and the immeasurable feeling of accomplishment having passed the bar. Yet they might have spent those three years not knowing what programs and services the Washington State Bar Association offers for law students or getting familiar with the bar and its programs for members.

This year, as in previous years, we are thrilled to introduce a new batch of ambitious WSBA law school representatives who will serve as liaisons between law schools and the bar. Say hello to the new crew.

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25
Jul

The Class of 2018: Benjamin Awuku Asare

Benjamin Awuku AsareStudents from Washington’s three law schools recently celebrated the culmination of their studies and hard work. Though the classes of 2018 come from a multitude of backgrounds, what they have in common is optimism and passion to take their newly learned skills into the community.

Below is a transcript from Benjamin Asare, the student speaker for the Gonzaga University School of Law.

The other speeches from recent graduates are all here, on NWSidebar. Read more »

19
Jul

The Class of 2018: Michael Cherry

Michael CherryStudents from Washington’s three law schools recently celebrated the culmination of their studies and hard work. Though the classes of 2018 come from a multitude of backgrounds, what they have in common is optimism and passion to take their newly learned skills into the community.

Below is a transcript from Michael Cherry, who is also the recently elected WSBA Board of Governors District 1 representative. Cherry was selected as one of two student speakers after earning his masters of laws degree in innovation and technology from the Seattle University School of Law. Read more »

17
Jul

The Class of 2018: Nicolas McKee Castellanos

Nicolas McKeeStudents from Washington’s three law schools recently celebrated the culmination of their studies and hard work. Though the classes of 2018 come from a multitude of backgrounds, what they have in common is optimism and passion to take their newly learned skills into the community.

Below is a transcript of the speech given by Nicolas McKee Castellanos, who was selected to speak on behalf of the Seattle University School of Law J.D. class of 2018.

Keep an eye on NWSidebar for speeches from other graduates. Read more »