By Jennifer Scott, McKinney 2L
The Breakfast with the Bar: Careers in Health Law event was quite a success! For the students who were unable to attend, and as a reminder for those who were, there were three key takeaways from that morning. First, work/life/school balance may not always be achievable, but it is important to take time to do things that make you happy. Law school is a stressful time, which is why it is so important that we take care of our physical and mental health while we are going through this journey. Take time out of your day or week to do what makes you happy, whether that be working out, reading a book, watching your favorite TV show on Netflix, or spending time with friends and family.
Second, networking leads to great opportunities and will set you apart from other students. Building your professional network not only allows you to learn more about the different areas within the legal field, but could lead to job opportunities as well.
Third, take law classes that you will enjoy, but that will be also practical for the future. One suggestion is contract drafting, because the skills you gain from taking this course can be directly applied to your legal profession in the future.
Thank you to the attorneys who took the time out of their busy schedules to attend this event and thank you to the students who took time away for studying for finals to make some new connections!
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