MEET YOUR CLASSMATES 

Looking for advice about law school? Interested in tips on how to balance being a law student with your personal life?

We asked current Texas A&M Law students and recent graduates to give you the inside scoop on some of your commonly asked questions. Check out their pictures and answers below, and click on the student's name to see their response.

Latest Question: What should incoming 1Ls do in summer before Law School?

Sydney Blalock

Sydney Blalock
J.D. Candidate 201​8

“Get used to a schedule and learn time management. If this is something you have down before starting a semester full of tireless multi-tasking, time won't be such a difficult thing to manage once you start. But don't forget to have some fun before the work starts.”

Greg Franklin

Gregory Franklin
​Class of 201​7

“Have as much fun as possible!  You will learn early on that law school isn’t undergrad 2.0.  It’s a true professional school that requires time and commitment. Additionally, spend time with your family and friends.  Your time with them will be limited your 1L year, and that’s just the nature of the beast. Have the time of your life, and be ready to rock and roll on Day 1 of law school.”

Avery Ory

Avery Ory
​Class of 2017

“Relax. Take a vacation. Get into shape. Feeling good about yourself is the most important thing before you start this very stressful part of your life. Exercising (running, lifting weights, playing sports) is definitely the most helpful thing to my stress level. I think being in good shape and feeling good about yourself are very important to keeping your sanity in a stressful environment. I also have noticed that when I don't exercise regularly, I don't have as much energy to study and focus in class, so taking the hour or so every day to get a little release has been incredibly helpful both to my physical and mental stamina.”

TJ Pax

Anthony "TJ" Pax
​Class of 2017

“Relax a little bit, but be ready to work when classes begin.”

Katherine Obando

Katherine Obando
Class of 2017

“Take it easy. Jumping into law school is a new adventure in and of itself. You can read all the prep books possible and still not know what to expect for law school. Every professor, every class is different so take the summer off so you don't come into law school completely drained.”

Hillary Heisel

Hillary Heisel
​Class of 2017

“Rest. Law school is one of the most time intensive things you'll ever do in your life. So take the time to travel, to strengthen relationships, and relax - there will be plenty of time to worry about the future once classes start.”