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Hi everyone! My name is Kasey Doeing, and I am a current 1L from Buffalo, NY. I am a 2013 graduate of Nazareth College where I received my BA in History. Ever since I was little, I wanted to be a lawyer, so I am very excited to be spending my three years of law school at Roger Williams...

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Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Help!

Posted by Kasey Doeing on 10/18/2013 at 08:52 AM

As I am sure you have heard, law school is a beast like no other.  The hours spent trying to piece together an intricate contracts case brief, anticipating being cold-called in your Criminal Law class, and agonizing over your semester-long memorandum assignment are among some of the most stressful times.  Being overwhelmed with law school is something to be expected by everyone, at least for the first semester.  But want to know something?  Nearly everyone at RWU Law wants to help you!

My undergraduate school was comprised of less than 2,000 students.  At the time it seemed plenty big to me, until I came to law school with just over 110 colleagues.   About two weeks ago I was feeling lost in contracts class and nothing I was doing seemed to be working.  I have never been one to ask for help of any kind, call it a pride thing, but I quickly realized that if I did not go speak to my professor I faced being lost for the remainder of my contracts class.  After about an hour speaking with my contracts professor, I finally understood the “battle of the forms” concept and the puzzle began piecing itself together.  I know that asking for help can be overwhelming and stressful in itself, but if you need help in law school it’s something to take advantage of.

Something that is also great about RWU Law is that professors, staff members, and upperclassmen are willing and available to help you whenever you need them.  A quick email to my professor to ensure I am not completely off base with my memorandum and a cup of coffee with an upperclassmen helping me navigate the internship task are not off base here at RWU Law.  I have never encountered people so willing and happy to help a lost 1L find her way back to the surface.

When I was choosing a law school, one of the most important things to me was having a sense of community.  I can certainly say that RWU Law has that -- AND MORE!  If you are like me, sometimes feeling like a muggle in a wizard's world, then I urge you to consider all that RWU Law has to offer.