Meet Your Student Ambassadors - Capital University Law School

Meet Your Student Ambassadors

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    2018 SA Hicks    Maria Hicks

    Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
    Class Year: Third-Year, Full-Time Day
    Contact: mhicks3@law.capital.edu 

    Advice: Law school will likely be the hardest academic adventure you will experience. Not because the material itself is hard, but because you will have to learn how to manage your time. You will have hours of reading every night, cases to brief, and outlines to create. But, in the midst of all of your studying (and eventually networking), don't forget to carve out time for yourself and to spend time with your friends and family. The key to success in law school is to maintain a network of friends and family who can help to keep you grounded throughout the chaos. 
    2019SA Wallace    Ryan Wallace

    Hometown: Flemington, New Jersey
    Class Year: Third-Year, Full-Time Day 
    Contact: rwallace2@law.capital.edu 

    Advice: Get a planner and make sure to use it. As a new student of the law, your time is more valuable than it was in undergrad and knowing how to efficiently use your time is of the utmost importance. A planner can help manage your time.
     
    2019SA Thompson    Rachel Thompson

    Hometown: Gahanna, Ohio
    Class Year: Third-Year, Full-Time Day
    Contact: rthompson66@law.capital.edu 

    Advice: Law school is important, but so are you. Make sure you take time for yourself, even if it's only five minutes a day. Self-care is as important as law school. 
    2019SA Waggner    Maggie Wagner

    Hometown: Hudson, OH
    Class Year: Third-Year, Full-Time Day
    Contact: mwagner82@law.capital.edu

    Advice: Law school is intellectually and emotionally draining, but with the right mindset and support group you can succeed. Surround yourself with peers that support and challenge you. Remind yourself of why you chose law school and hold onto that thought and motivation when times get tough. And when law school challenges you, learn from the situation, ask for help, and allow it to make you a stronger law student.  
     
        Danya Hamad

    Hometown: Canal Winchester, Ohio
    Class Year: Third-Year, Full-Time Day
    Contact: dhamad@law.capital.edu

    Advice: Begin outlining early on in the semester as you’re learning the material and then just go back and revise. This way you’re able to memorize and analyze the material maybe each weekend to prepare you for final exams. You can never be too prepared. And trust me, it will help you in the end. Also, do the practice exams! 
     2019SA Pannell 

      Alexis Pannell

    Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
    Class Year: Third-Year, Part-Time Day
    Contact: apannell@law.capital.edu

    Advice: Maintain balance! It is easy to get overwhelmed by the pressures of law school, and they can take over your life if you let them. As a part-time evening student, I have found that the best way to stay above water is to get organized early, find a supportive group of study buddies and friends, and make time for yourself. 
    2018 SA Wells    Vincent Wells

    Hometown: Lexington, OH
    Class Year: Fourth-Year, Part-Time Evening
    Contact: vwells@law.capital.edu 

    Advice: As a night student, the best advice I can give is to support your classmates. Everyone is tired and working extremely hard. A positive classroom environment with a strong peer support system has been essential to my success at Capital. Just stay focused and be nice to people and everything else will fall in place. 
    2019SA Hiles    Wayne Hiles

    Hometown: Westerville, Ohio
    Class Year: Third-Year, Part-Time Evening
    Contact: whiles@law.capital.edu 

    Advice:As a evening student, the best advice I can give is to encourage you to perfect your time management skill set. Law School is a time intensive activity and you must perfect your time management skills to keep up with your responsibilities at school, at your job, and within your home life. If you get great at time management and schedule your time effectively you will be set up for success in Law School. 
     2019SA Roberto 
     
      Elizabeth Roberto

    Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
    Class Year: Third-Year, Part-Time Evening
    Contact: eroberto@law.capital.edu


    Advice: Although law school is full of new experiences - both exciting and scary - be open to all possibilities and opinions that you encounter. Specifically challenge yourself to consider arguments that don't align with your current belief system. This doesn't mean you have to accept them as your personal credences, but being to place yourself in the shoes of another will help you become a better all-around advocate. Law school is the one of the best venues to test this out, especially at Capital since its students come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.  
     2020 SA Rafoth 
     
     

    Rachel Rafoth


    Hometown: Canfield, Ohio
    Class year: Second-Year, Full-Time Day
    Contact: rrafoth@law.capital.edu

    Advice: Organization is key. It is essential to find a method early on that works for you. This will help you keep track of daily tasks and find time in your schedule to do something for yourself. Law school is extremely overwhelming, and it's easy to get caught up in all the reading, outlining, and practice exams. Don't put too much pressure on yourself, have fun during the process, and remember self-care is extremely important. 
     2020 SA Malone 

     

    Mac Malone


    Hometown: Greeley, Colorado
    Class year: Second-year, full-time day
    Contact: mmalone42@law.capital.edu

    Advice: Enjoy your time before law school! Everyone enters law school with a blank slate of practical knowledge. Your professors will give you all the resources you need to be successful.  
     2020 SA Braverman    Sydney Braverman

    Hometown: Chagrin Falls, OH
    Class Year: Second Year, Full-Time Day
    Contact: sbraverman@law.capital.edu

    Advice: Law School is challenging, but I would say success in law school is more about effort than intelligence. If you are willing to put in the effort to do well in law school, then there is no doubt that you will, but intelligence alone won’t get you there. If you stay organized, prioritize, and work efficiently, you will not only do well but some time for yourself/social life.