Alumni News 2012
News from Michiko Vartanian, June 2012
I absolutely love law school!! Although it was a bit ambitious to try and complete my thesis during the first year and I made my life temporarily more difficult, now that I have nothing to focus on except the law, it is really going well! I am Amjuring in several of my classes (i.e., top of the class!) and I am on the short list for Moot Court, which would be not only great fun but an excellent resume builder! I also have a job as a law clerk so I am putting everything I’m learning in school to practical good use and building my legal skills. Sometimes I can hardly believe that someone is actually paying me to do legal work!!
I know that my background in linguistics definitely gives me a leg up on many of my contemporaries. So much of the law is language. Being able to approach cases, briefs and law review articles with a sense of confidence, as well as being able to write legal documents effectively, takes a lot of the pressure out of law school.