Jaimie Cremeans - Senior Editor
When I first came to law school, I felt so overwhelmed. When I would talk to other students about what activities they had been a part of in undergrad, what types of internships and work experience they had, or really anything experience-related, it almost made me want to give up. I felt so unprepared for what I was about to undergo.
I came in with almost no legal experience, only having decided to go to law school the summer before my senior year, and any experience I did have was trivial. I knew that if I wanted to stand out I would have to get involved in something right away, but I had no interest in a lot of the groups that had been sending out emails and flyers trying to recruit 1Ls to their cause.
When Professor Hibbitts began talking about JURIST at orientation, I was immediately interested. My minor in undergrad was journalism, and I have always had a passion for writing, so this seemed like it would be a perfect way to get something law-related on my resume, as well as spend what little free time I would have doing something meaningful.
Joining JURIST was definitely the best decision I could have made at that point. It has been a great tool for me to both sharpen my writing skills and learn a lot about the legal process. I think it is a great way to take what we are learning in our classes and see it applied in real world situations, and it allows me to see firsthand how legal arguments and decisions can affect people throughout the world.
JURIST is a really great program and, with the continued support of its readers and contributors, will continue to be a great learning tool for both its staff and readers.
Paper Chase Senior Editor