Meet Your Student Ambassadors - Capital University Law School

Meet Your Student Ambassadors

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    2018 SA Titus    Todd Titus

    Hometown: Richmond, IN
    Class Year: Third-Year, Full-Time Day
    Contact: ttitus2@law.capital.edu

    Advice: Law school is a busy time that will throw many tasks at you. It will also throw many opportunities at you. Properly managing your schedule will help you in the classroom with assignments, and allow you to take advantage of the opportunities Capital offers that sets it apart from other schools. 
     
    2018 SA Rogers    Derein Rogers

    Hometown: Chicago, IL
    Class Year: Third-Year, Full-Time Day
    Contact: drogers2@law.capital.edu 

    Advice: It is very easy for you to get wrapped up in law school and everything it has to offer. However, do not let law school become your whole life. Keep that one hobby that you love to do. Let it be your temporary get away when you need a break from law school. You’ll need it! 
    2018 SA Hicks    Maria Hicks

    Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
    Class Year: Second-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. 
    2018 SA Page    Christopher Page

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

    Advice: There will be times when you are confused and feel overwhelmed. That just means you’re learning. Embrace it and enjoy it rather than let it bring you down. 
    2018 SA Begin    Christopher Begin

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

    Advice: Law school is demanding. Affirm the support of your friends and family because school will consume a majority of your time. Recognize that every assignment you turn in contributes to your final grade. Therefore, develop and stick to a schedule, take each assignment seriously, learn from the assigned tasks, and engage your professors to confirm your understanding. Through all that, don't forget to set aside time to de-pressurize. 
    2018 SA Webb   

    Emily Webb 

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

    Advice: Stay organized. Keep a planner or whatever works best for you so you can stay up to date on assignments and outlines. However, take some time out to do the things you enjoy and to see your friends and family otherwise you will go crazy! 

    2018 SA Stewart    Ryan Stewart

    Hometown: Greensboro, NC
    Class Year: Third-Year, Full-Time Day
    Contact: rstewart2@law.capital.edu 

    Advice: Balance is everything. Law school is a lot of pressure, but that doesn't mean you have to trade in your personal life. Get organized from the start so that you figure out what works best for you and you'll find that the time you spend with family and friends is that much more rewarding. 
    2018 SA Runkel    Robyn Runkel

    Hometown:  Steubenville, OH
    Class Year: Third-Year, Full-Time Day (3+3)
    Contact: rrunkel@capital.edu 

    Advice: Law school is hard, but make it easier on yourself and go to class. Keep up with your readings and pay attention to your professor and fellow students’ questions - no matter how tired you are!  
    2019SA Wallace    Ryan Wallace

    Hometown: Flemington, New Jersey
    Class Year: Second-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: Second-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: Second-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: Second-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: Second-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 Smith    Tanya Smith

    Hometown: Carroll, OH
    Class Year: Forth-Year, Part-Time Evening
    Contact: tsmith1644@capital.edu 

    Advice: My best advice is to find the balance. We tend to put a lot of pressure on ourselves, so do your best to pick up some sort of exercise routine – even if that means carving out five minutes a day for a 30 day push up or squat challenge. You will be surprised at how effective it is for relieving stress. The second thing is as simple as “don’t sweat the small stuff.” Law school is stressful enough, don’t worry about whether the floors were swept this week.  
    2018 SA Mayfield   

    Emily Mayfield 

    Hometown: Massillon, OH
    Class Year: Forth-Year, Part-Time Evening
    Contact: emayfield@law.capital.edu

    Advice: Don't be afraid to not know the answer. You need to wrestle with the material, ask questions, and listen during discussions. Nothing worth anything is easy.
     

     
    2017SA Anna    Anna Mason

    Hometown: Logan, OH
    Class Year: Forth-Year, Part-Time Evening
    Contact: amason2@law.capital.edu

    Advice: Law school is like eating an elephant - you gotta take it "one bite at a time!" Don't let it overwhelm you. Keep up with your outlines, meet with your professors, and do the practice essays and you'll be fine. 
    2018 SA Deering    Patrick Deering

    Hometown: Cleveland, OH
    Class Year: Third-Year, Part-Time Evening
    Contact: pdeering@law.capital.edu 

    Advice: Make friends. When it comes time to study for finals, you'll be thankful that you have people you can rely on academically and emotionally.  Everyone freaks out about the grade scale in the beginning, but as long as you put in the time and the work, you'll be fine. Don't let your drive for a grade ruin relationships with potential future colleagues. Be competitive with yourself, not your peers - 'The Paper Chase' wasn't even a good movie. 
    2018 SA Wells    Vincent Wells

    Hometown: Lexington, OH
    Class Year: Third-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: Second-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: Second-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.