August 14, 2020 Article

Resilience and Grit Yield Law School Success

Five tips and strategies for beating the odds.

By LaFonda Willis

“The start of your legal career will be limited without top grades.” “If you want to be able to compete for coveted clerkships and other post-grad opportunities, focus on your grades.” Many attorneys and judges gave me this advice as I entered my 1L year, and I took it to heart. As I encountered obstacles throughout law school, as most law school students do, I was forced to consistently apply practical strategies for success. 

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