September 8, 2016|Legal Studies, Tips for Success|

Reflections on My First Quarter

September 8, 2016|Legal Studies, Tips for Success|

People ask me, “How was your first quarter?” I answer, “Great – I really love it.” That does not completely sum up my thoughts, but it’s a start. Depending on the day, I could answer with “I don’t think I have ever worked so hard,” “This is a whole new language,” or “I think this [...]

September 8, 2016|Legal Studies, VALOR Center|

Congrats Marine Robert Withers!

September 8, 2016|Legal Studies, VALOR Center|

Marine Robert Withers was promoted to gunnery sergeant on campus! Next chapter? Legal Studies grad! Today we were honored to host the promotion ceremony of Marine Robert Withers to gunnery sergeant. Robert is a leader in our Legal Studies community who has tackled each challenge with poise, professionalism, and humility. He has served as a TA [...]

September 8, 2016|Legal Studies, Tips for Success|

Advice To New Students

September 8, 2016|Legal Studies, Tips for Success|

As you begin your new adventure at JFK University in the Legal Studies program, we want to share what we wish we had known when we began our first quarter. Create an academic calendar to keep up with due dates. Try and stay ahead of the work/studying. Don’t procrastinate or wait until the day it’s due. Complete [...]

September 8, 2016|Engaged - Service Learning, Legal Studies|

Team Projects at JFK University and in Law Firms

September 8, 2016|Engaged - Service Learning, Legal Studies|

After completing three quarters at JFK University, I have taken multiple courses in the Legal Studies/Paralegal Certificate program. The vast majority of them included group assignments inside and outside of the classroom on a regular basis. Though group work has always been a somewhat daunting thing for me in my past experiences in school, I [...]

September 8, 2016|Law, Legal Studies|

Celebrating a Well-Chosen Path

September 8, 2016|Law, Legal Studies|

Two years ago, after facing a life-changing crisis, I pursued a new path that led me to the Legal Studies program at JFK University. As a former stay-at-home mother of four, I frequently told my children, “Doing the right thing is rarely doing the easy thing.”  These words proved true throughout my time at JFK [...]

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