So guys, thanks so much for meeting with us.
Would you mind introducing yourselves?
Who you are, where you go to school,
and what your favorite law subject is.
So I’m Brianne Holland-Stergar,
and I am a second year law student at UCLA Law.
And your favorite subject?
Oh and my favorite subject is con law, constitutional law.
My name is Quemars Ahmed.
And I go to UCLA Law School
and I would agree with con law being my favorite subject.
What has surprised you the most about UCLA Law?
I think the,
I mean it’s not necessarily surprising
in the sense that I didn’t expect it,
but probably because I didn’t really have that many expectations going into it,
but I was surprised
by how small a community it is.
Where you get to know a lot of the other students
and a lot of the professors as well.
How big is your class?
In our year we have what?
270-290, something like that.
but you won’t have a class larger than 80, 75.
So do you guys have social events where you guys all get together?
All the time.
So we’re in the courtyard right now,
like every month at least,
we’ll have a blue acre,
which is basically a happy hour
so we’ll have beer and wine out here.
We have bar review every Thursday,
where we rent out a bar
and the entire law school is welcome to come.
This has nothing to do with the bar exam?
Absolutely nothing, which is very confusing for some.
Yeah cause I brought my books the first few weeks.
What is the one piece of advice you would to give
to students in high school right now
who are considering going to law school in the future?
would recommend when going to college
to not major in pre-law,
just major in something that interests you intellectually.
So you would do something you’re interested in.
Don’t worry about it yet,
I think it’s the key thing.
That’s also yeah.
Just don’t worry about it.
Keep this in your mind
but go to college with a really open mind
and let your studies take you where they’re going to take you.
Can one of you earlier today,
walk my friend Sam around the law school for a tour>
I think I can do that,
Great let’s do it.
So why did you decide to go to law school?
Cause I was a teacher for two years
and I realized that teaching is awesome
but not for me.
And I knew that being a lawyer was the work style that I wanted
but I could still make a big impact,
so I knew I liked reading and writing and research,
but at the same time I wanted to do something
where I felt like I wasn’t making the world a worse place.
And I could still do impactful things
so then I came to law school.
What’s the coolest thing that’s happened to you at UCLA Law School?
Define cool as however you want.
Okay so I’m going to give multiple answers.
啊 我查过它 现在来这儿上学了
ah I googled law school and I’m in law school thing,
I met Justice Steven Breyer, from the Supreme Court.
He was really cool.
He came and spoke and we got to do a meet and greet
and that was really cool.
I got to have lunch with the Federal Court of Appeal’s Justices,
which was cool.
So here’s the deal,
they look like they were built in the ’70s
cause they were.
But nobody spends time inside here
because we’re in California.
So everybody spends every minute that they can
outside in the courtyard.
And I can’t count the number of times
when people just go out there and they lay on our nice big grass
and are like, I’m not going to study for five minutes
and take a break,
in the, sunshine.
What advice would you give to someone
who’s thinking about going to law school?
There are people here that are like, I don’t know,
I came here because
it was the next thing
and I graduated and I wanted to do something,
and they have the worst time.
Because they’re just going through the motions of it
and they don’t really want to learn about it.
So I say really think about whether you want to be a lawyer.
Think about what your life’s going to be like,
think about the type of work that you’re going to be doing,
and don’t just go to law school because it’s like, the thing to do.
Don’t go to law school for the sake of going to law school.
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