I started a blog today

Hello and thank you for taking the time to check out my blog. As many of you may know, I am involved in A LOT of stuff, i.e. working as a DV Legal Advocate for the YWCA Pierce County, Paralegal for the WA State Air National Guard and Junior at TESC Tacoma (how do I do it? I. DON’T. KNOW!). I figured that compiling my educational/career journey into blog posts would be a great way for me to share this aspect of my life.

I will write about:

•my personal social justice community work/projects

•undergrad struggles and tips

•the road to (applying for) law school to include LSAT

Once again, thank you for following me on the many journeys I am taking simultaneously and I hope that sharing a little about my life may impact you in some way.

XOXO,

G̶o̶s̶s̶i̶p̶ ̶G̶i̶r̶l̶ Katana 🌻

Summertime Sadness (LSAT Prep!)

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In light of my Junior year coming to an end and having to focus on the realities of what I want to do with my life. To make things “real” and light a fire under my behind, I have officially enrolled in my LSAT prep course for the summer to help me for the September LSAT (law school admissions test).

What is the LSAT? The LSAT is an integral part of the law school admission process. It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants.

After considering many options out on the market, I made my choice carefully and went with Blueprint LSAT Preparation. Blueprint offers both a classroom and online option. Due to my schedule and need for accessibility I opted for the online course. I have yet to receive my course materials, but look forward to beginning my 3.5 month introduction to hell!


If you are interested in checking out Blueprint, please take a look at their website!

Classroom: http://blueprintlsat.com/lsat/classroom/locations

  • $1499 
  • Includes: 3 textbooks, 15 practice tests  
  • 112 instruction hours
  • Access to Blueprint: The Movie 2.0 
  • iOS Mobile App 
  • Course taught by 98th percentile instructors

Online: http://blueprintlsat.com/lsat/online

  • $179/month 
  • Includes: 3 textbooks, 15 practice tests  
  • 88 online hours
  • Access to Blueprint: The Movie 2.0 
  • iOS Mobile App 
  • Course taught by 98th percentile instructors

 

Law School Visit #1

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Today I visited University of Washington School of Law ( my #1/dream school). The admissions counselor was extremely helpful and provided me with all the information that I needed to plan out the next months leading to 1 October (when apps become available).

I am considering UW for many reasons:

  • I can utilize my military tuition waiver and receive 50% off/year. (This would save me soooo much $$$) 
  • The William H. Gates Public Service Law Scholars Program awards five scholarships on an annual basis to first year students entering the UW School of Law J.D. program. Each Gates PSL scholarship award will cover tuition, books, other normal fees. (THIS IS OBVIOUSLY MY TARGET GOAL!) 
  • The advocacy clinics that they are have available for 2L and 3L students have all of my passions: Child Welfare, Youth Advocacy, Civil Rights and of course public service and public interest law.

The ONE and ONLY concern that I have with the program is that it is full-time day only and its advised that students not work as it is a rigorous schedule Monday-Friday. Being that I have many financial responsibilities, I will have to work more than part-time hours. If i receive generous scholarships and loans, then this may be able to help me survive throughout the following 3 years.

I am remaining determined and optimistic that I will receive a high enough score on the LSAT that scholarships will practically come raining down onto me!

I have an advising session at Seattle University School of Law next week and am excited to learn more about their part-time program which make work better for me!

Stay tuned!

Katana 🌻