Hometown: Orem, Utah
What advice would you offer to incoming 1L Law Students?
Take it one day at a time. Always know that you are here because we know that you are up for the challenge of law school. If you are feeling lost or overwhelmed reach out to your professors, they are your partners in your education and really want you to do well. Use them! They are your greatest resource.
I graduated from the University of Utah with bachelor's degrees in Political Science, with emphasis in American National Government and International Studies, and a second bachelors in International Studies with an emphasis in American Foreign Policy and International Security. As an undergraduate I had the opportunity to study in Salt Lake City, Washington D.C. and London, so when I was looking I was looking for a law school I wanted a historic institution with a close-knit community.
The University of Idaho has met all of the exceptions that I was looking for. From the charming town of Moscow, to the life long friendships that I have made here, the University of Idaho school of law has been one of the best experiences that I have had. The support of that I have received at the University of Idaho has been wonderful. The sense of community here has been above and beyond what I expected. There is certainly a drive to excel and to reach one’s personal potential, but there is also a genuine effort to help and uplift one another, which really speaks to the atmosphere that is fostered here.
The level of expertise and real world experience that our professors possess is absolutely unparalleled, and to have the opportunity to sit down with them and to work with them one on one is an invaluable resource. The amount of personal growth that I have experienced since starting here has been immense. Law school can be very intimidating, but my experience at the University of Idaho has been that the community fostered here will give you every tool that you will need to succeed.