I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. I attended undergrad at Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers) and upon graduation, I began working as a tutor. During my tenure, I tutored at-risk youth in preparation for passing the LEAP Test (a test required in Louisiana to advance to the next grade level). My students ranged from third grade to seventh grade. In 2012, I started law school and graduated from the Arizona State University- Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. While there,... [more]
I have 10+ years in writing, proofreading and editing. I have proofread and edited journal articles, essays, statements of purpose, applications, executive presentations and more. I track all changes in Microsoft Word and provide invaluable feedback in the notes as to why the changes were made. As former editor in chief of a law journal, I know what it takes to get an entire cluster of articles through minimum rounds of iterations in order to get the perfected final product.
I have 10+ years in writing, proofreading and editing. I have proofread and edited journal articles, essays, statements of purpose, applications, executive presentations and more. I track all changes in Microsoft Word and provide invaluable feedback in the notes as to why the changes were made. As former editor in chief of a law journal, I know what it takes to get an entire cluster of articles through several rounds of iterations in order to get the perfected final product.
I have tutored 1L - 3L students in the following subject areas: criminal law, criminal procedure, real property, torts, contracts, constitutional law, business associations (agency and partnership), conflict of laws, evidence, family law, secured transactions, and trusts and estates (aka decedent's estates).
In both undergrad and graduate school I was very active in volunteering to help with the career services departments. Additionally, I for two years while in law school (a total of four semesters), I served as a panelist and mentor for incoming law students at Arizona State University (?ASU?). In that role, I counseled students and determined what areas of the law piqued his/her interests and then I directed each individual to the appropriate classes he or she needed to take to achieve their goals. For individuals who do not know what they want to do with their lives as a career choice, I ask a series of questions designed to find out what each person likes and dislikes, how well he/she works with others, what type of learner the person is (visual, auditory or a combination of both), and so forth. From there, I lay out a chronological plan in 10-steps for what the individual needs to do in order to achieve their career goals. I have used this approach to successfully help undergraduate and graduate students in embarking on their careers. A career is something that makes you happy and you get paid to do it whereas a job is something you get paid to do, but like most people?they hate their jobs.
I have experience in applying for scholarships beginning in high school including both public and private scholarship offers. I consider all avenues when seeking money beyond what the federal government may offer. I have experience applying for merit-based scholarships, financial need scholarships, scholarships for minorities, essay scholarships, and much more. When I attended undergrad at LSU, I obtained scholarships before had to lower the cost of attendance--many of which were essay scholarships and a well-known one came from DuPont. Additionally, I am well-versed in completing college applications and writing entrance essays that will set you apart from the other applicants. I applied to some law schools after I took the LSAT and wrote my entrance essay using my name and the meaning as the centerpiece. When I got ready to transfer to Arizona State University, I used a spinoff of this essay and my 1L experience to earn a spot at the university. As a former student ambassador and someone who worked in the admissions office at both LSU and Arizona State, I know what it takes to be the cr?me de la cr?me. Lastly, but not least fee waivers are important especially if you are from a low socioeconomic background and I can help you with that as well!
I graduated from Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law on May 13, 2015. I began studying for the bar exam (the Uniform Bar Exam to be exact) on May 19, 2015. I sat for the July 2015 bar exam in Phoenix, AZ. I received my bar exam results October 9, 2015 at 4:34 PM and I passed. The UBE is designed to test knowledge and skills that every lawyer should be able to demonstrate prior to becoming licensed to practice law. Currently there are 25 states that accept the UBE and my score is high enough for me to apply for licensing admission in all of them if I so choose.
During law school tenure, I played an integral role in some criminal law classes. I did everything from research, to document review, discovery requests, interviewing clients and more. I also performed criminal court watches providing detailed feedback to judges in cases from simple DUI and marijuana possession cases all the way up to murder cases.