Javier Macias

Javier Macias

Year: 1L, Class of 2015
Undergrad: B.B.A. Marketing, University of Notre Dame
Hometown: El Paso, TX
Fun Fact : Ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain
Contact: maciasja@udmercy.edu

Winding Down

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on Sunday, 13 April 2014
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It's that time of the school year. My Law Review note is complete. I'm at the end of my assignment lists for my classes. Finals are around the corner. I will soon be registering for my final year of law school...I can already feel the dry, Texas air in my lungs. It's amazing how quickly time flies, and how much I've learned these last two years. Go Titans! ...
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Upper Level Courses

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Year: 1L, Class of 2015 Undergrad: B.B.A. Marketing, University of
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on Thursday, 20 February 2014
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At this point, courses are in direct preparation for the bar exam. It's more than a year away, but I can already feel the wealth of knowledge seeping through my pores. Whether it's Article 9 this or Probate that, the takeaway is simple: learn the law and apply it on the bar. I may go through my entire career and never revisit some of the concepts I'm currently learning, but that makes me want to soak it in even more. The law is incredibly interes...
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It's All Downhill From Here

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Year: 1L, Class of 2015 Undergrad: B.B.A. Marketing, University of
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on Tuesday, 14 January 2014
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That's the general attitude among 2Ls. We're officially more than halfway into law school. It's a great feeling knowing that in a year, graduation will be a big priority. Just as importantly, the talk of studying for the bar will take up every syllable that comes from our mouths. In the meantime, our law review articles are in full-swing. I think we all feel they are currently just a ton a words that aren't saying much, but hopefully that leads ...
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Semester 3

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Year: 1L, Class of 2015 Undergrad: B.B.A. Marketing, University of
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on Tuesday, 19 November 2013
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The third semester of law school has a strong focus on getting a Summer Associate position for the following summer. It's an exciting process that involves sending applications and networking with firms. The more interviews the better, so you can take what you learn from one and correct it for the next. After focusing on that, you remember you still have classes to worry about. This is that point in the semester where reviewing for finals is a p...
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Year Two

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Year: 1L, Class of 2015 Undergrad: B.B.A. Marketing, University of
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on Sunday, 22 September 2013
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I'm a month into 2L year and it's going well. It's odd not having Section 1 for every class, and in reality, I see the people from my 1L year very rarely. Upper level courses are smaller and a little more relaxed. Having adjunct professors is pretty cool considering three of my professors are Judges. They relate the material to their everyday lives, and it makes for a very interesting conversation. The truth of the matter is, if you're looking f...
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Summertime

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Year: 1L, Class of 2015 Undergrad: B.B.A. Marketing, University of
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on Wednesday, 19 June 2013
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The heat in Texas is in triple digits, and my internship is in full swing. Working for a non-profit is quite the experience. The lack of personnel means Law Clerks take on a lot of different tasks. I am learning so much, and am able to apply what I learned during 1L Year to the activities I'm assigned. Writing petitions, talking to clients, and lots and lots of research. The team is great, the atmosphere is relaxed, and so far we haven't lost a j...
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The Home Stretch

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Year: 1L, Class of 2015 Undergrad: B.B.A. Marketing, University of
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on Sunday, 21 April 2013
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In two weeks I'll be studying for my last final as a 1L. In a few hours I'll have turned in my last writing assignment in ALTA. In a couple weeks I'll be back home in Texas. Just like in Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, things always turn out okay after a thrilling escape. If you're on the fence about going to law school, do it! It'll be the ride of your life... ...
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What's New? Hm Not Much

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Year: 1L, Class of 2015 Undergrad: B.B.A. Marketing, University of
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on Sunday, 07 April 2013
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This past week, we got to register for next semester's classes. It was fun picking classes for myself (whereas a 1L's curriculum is set by the school). It's also pretty amazing how different my schedule is compared to my classmates'. Honestly, not too much has changed. Still outlining (reviewing my notes) to gear up for finals, still keeping up with the reading assignments, still working on the last assignments for ALTA (writing class). Extracu...
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First Day of Spring

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Year: 1L, Class of 2015 Undergrad: B.B.A. Marketing, University of
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on Wednesday, 20 March 2013
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Although you can't tell from the weather, Spring is here. We are over the semester hump and getting closer to final exams. This past weekend, we had our 1L Moot Court Competition. It was a lot of fun! Everyone was really nervous going into it, but as soon as it was over, all you heard was how exhilarating the experience was for the competitors. The talk of summer internships is in the hallways, too. This is the time students start to narro...
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Posted by Javier Macias
Javier Macias
Year: 1L, Class of 2015 Undergrad: B.B.A. Marketing, University of
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on Monday, 04 March 2013
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Diving right in, yesterday was a blast. We had our annual Barrister's Ball, and it did not disappoint. It was nice to see everyone dressed up and having a good time. The most important thing I've learned this year is to keep laughing. Letting yourself get drowned in law school will turn your heart black. Don't get me wrong, stay on top of your assignments, but there's no reason to think you can't have a little me-time as well. That being said, i...
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