Being the first in my family to attend law school, I found the law school application process extremely intimidating and challenging. Even though I was doing all of the right things, I still worried.
Your first year is a marathon, not a sprint. Slacking off or sprinting ahead in September will make for a difficult December. Keep in mind, it’s usually the students who consistently show up and work hard every day who succeed, not the person rolling into class 20 minutes late.
Eleanor Myers officially took over as the new Associate Dean of Students on January 3, 2017. Kaitlin Perry, Associate Director of Student Services, interviewed Dean Myers to learn a little bit about her and what she is looking forward to in her new role. How long have you been at Temple Law? I have been at the law school since 1993. I have taught an array of Business law courses but my true calling is Professional Responsibility. I’ve always thought that the ethical choices lawyers make are the deepest and most personal decisions. I want students to understand you can be true to your personal moral and ethical standards and also be a very good lawyer. Haven’t you retired from teaching? I did retire, on the understanding that I would continue to direct the fall semester of the Intro to Transactional Skills course to the first-year day division students and teach in the Integrated Transaction Program (ITP) for two years. I teach with Professor Rob Bartow in the ITP program which I helped pioneer along with …
Before starting law school I knew I wanted to be a litigator. When choosing which law school I was going to enroll in, it was very important for me to pick a school that would give me the tools I needed to feel confident and prepared for a career in the courtroom.
When I made the decision to apply to law school I was open to all possibilities. As acceptance letters began to roll in, however, I realized that I needed to make some tough decisions, and needed a system for evaluating my options.