Michigan State University, College of Law

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Two years ago, I was thrust into a leadership role in a student group called Legal Launch Pad at Michigan State University College of Law. This was not something that I sought out, but I believed in the mission of the group and wanted the group to continue. When Professor Carla Reyes who runs the Center for Law, Technology & Innovation approached me with the idea of having a book club, I thought it would be a…
This month of participating in the Video Per Day Experiment has passed so quickly. Here is today’s clip followed by a few thoughts: As I mentioned, the experiment was quite enlightening. Here are some of the things that I learned: Anti-glare coatings may be more for the people looking at you than the person wearing the glasses. Sorry about that glare, I did try to reduce it as much as I could. Watching yourself on…
As my Video Per Day Experiment draws near the finish line, I reflect on a lesson that it is sometimes hard to remember: As I mentioned in the video, I struggled with writing memos during the first year of law school. Of all the things that I thought would be hard, writing never entered my mind. Because I enjoy writing, I felt that I should be able to write. A kind professor pointed out that…
My first year of law school flew by and I have trouble remembering all of the things that happened. During my externship in the D.C. area, one of our assignments was to write a few sentences every day to tell what we did so that we would have a record of our accomplishments. Overachiever that I am, I went beyond that assignment and created a digital scrapbook of the experience that I turned into a…
Today’s clip for the Video Per Day Experiment shares something I needed help to overcome. Take a look and then scroll down for a deeper dive. My problem with soda first began in high school really, but it really made itself known when we moved to Japan. I was isolated and alone with two young kids in a place where I had no support system. My husband was away for months at a time (Navy).…
In today’s Video Per Day Experiment clip, you get to see into my closet. Even after living in Virginia for the past 15 years, I have never fully committed to cold weather. I have resisted owning winter coats because I don’t like to wear them. Add to that my dislike of shopping and the pickings were slim when I looked for winter gear in my closet. Recently, a number of circumstances occurred which led to…
I titled this post early influences because today’s video for the video per day experiment addresses things that have influenced me while I have been in school. Thus, I consider them early influences for my future legal career. Without a doubt, participating in the social media contest here at Michigan State College of Law has changed the trajectory of my future career. I am excited that the school continues to hold it each year, and…
In today’s world of sharing on social media, we sometimes forget that what we see online is often carefully curated. If we are not cautious, we can end up comparing ourselves to these unrealistic snapshots. Back when my kids were little and playing team sports, parents were assigned to bring snacks on a rotating basis. There were always a few parents that competed to bring the most nutritious or the most beautiful snacks. I, on the…
You may have picked up that I like to write. What may not be so obvious is that I like to write about what I want to write about. This can be a problem with school assignments. Not wanting to do homework is not so unusual; when it presents itself as a complete writer’s block, it can become a problem though. When I find that happening I use the techniques I discuss in the video below.…