I am currently attending the University of Houston School of Law. I am involved in Moot Court and I write for the Houston Health Law and Policy Journal.
I got involved in KPhiG during the spring semester of my freshman year. As a new member, I was eager to participate in the nonprofit C.A.R.E. Week events and learn about the ins and outs of the older sisters’ positions as E-board members. Eventually, I worked my way up to the Vice President position before I left UT Austin.
My leadership positions through KPhiG refined the motivated person I am today. Through planning and coordinating nonprofit events, I learned to lead, work with my sisters, and prioritize both school and fun. All of these traits were extremely helpful for the rigors of law school. Because I can balance work and play, I am able to keep my head above water and be a good student.
The biggest challenge I encountered was learning to work with different personalities. Overcoming this challenge was the most difficult and worthwhile experience in my leadership position.
Pursing law is either something you absolutely love or absolutely hate. Luckily, I get to pursue my love affair. I enjoy researching the nuances of the law in a variety of issues and advocating that issue for a less fortunate or powerful entity. The law has taught me to be impartial; everyone has their own version of a story, its our job to find the most persuasive bits and argue them effectively.
A work/life balance is what you make of it. As a student, I tend to let my work consume me. Besides school, I motivate myself to work out 4 times a week so that I stay in shape. At this point in my life, I don’t have any external obligations (husband, kids, etc.) so I am content with this regiment.
KPhiG will offer its members a home away from home, opportunities to prepare yourself for your respective career, networking, a social life, life-long friends, involvement in your local and global community through sorority events, academic opportunities, and so much more.
If you’ve always wanted to pursue law or be a lawyer, DO IT and don’t let anyone tell you that you aren’t capable. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to go to law school, don’t go; there are people in law school who are fiercely dedicated to the industry and they will out-compete you.
In my opinion, success is measured by your happiness. People who love what they do tend to be better at it.