Blog Entry 3

Posted by Ryan Gutierrez
Ryan Gutierrez
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on Thursday, 20 October 2011
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Make the most of your law school experience. 
 
Most evening law students work during the day as well as have families and other obligations to tend to. This makes it a bit challenging to get the exposure and experience in the field before graduating.  Law school opens up a world of opportunity and  being an evening student should not stop you from getting practical experience early on.  When people see you work hard, they'll help you get to where you are trying to go.  
 
I have a very demanding schedule (working full-time, raising my son [which is two jobs in itself], and studying for the practice).  My responsibilities do not stop me from getting hands on experience as a student.  The summer after my first year I was a summer associate at an intellectual property firm and now into my second year (out of 5 for the program) I am currently interning at criminal court.  I may practice IP and probably not criminal law.  I'm not sure yet.  My theory is to answer the door when opportunity knocks.  When one door opens it tends to allow others to open as well. 
 
The day is near an end and I have to put on my mommy hat! 
 
May peace be with you until tomorrow.

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