Our goal for first-year students is for them to understand the expectations, learn how to manage the workload, and take advantage of the many resources available to them at the law school, so they can succeed and feel confident moving into year two.
Law school was very different from undergrad. I came in with a lot of unknowns. But the school was very helpful, having a lot of resources and making objectives very clear of everything you need to do to succeed throughout the first year.
During the first year of courses, you really learn the research and writing, the fundamental skills that you use every single day as a lawyer. And that's something that really helped me in my first year and my second year as I was interning in the office of the public defender and various places.
There's never been a time where I feel like I couldn't go to professor or any other faculty member that I encountered with any questions or concerns I had. Everyone was always available and willing to help anyway that I possibly could need them.
Something I was nervous about was the fact that law school was competitive. But at the end of the day, when I am in this building, I know that I have the support of all of my classmates and all of my professors, and that we're all striving for the same goal. And that's something that I think is unique to the University of Baltimore, and is something that I know without a doubt has changed my legal career.