Monday, December 26, 2016

Hiatus...


           Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

        I CAN EXPLAIN MY HIATUS YOU GUYS! See this semester has been a rollercoaster of drastic ups and downs. Yes, this is my last year of undergrad and going in I thought it was going to be a breeze. I had a plan and I was going to stick to it: Finish up the last few classes I had, apply and get into law school, graduate, and move! Little did I know that life was going to throw a huge wrench in my plans. This semester has been the most stressful for me emotionally, financially, physically and mentally. I thank God that he gave me the strength to get through it. Dealing with trying to get through the semester as a full-time student, working full-time, my parent's divorce, health problems, a car accident, a lost scholarship, becoming a commuter, all while trying to take the LSAT and apply to law school. How did I survive, you ask? Faith, Prayer, Lattes, and lots of help from mentors and friends. 

Monday, October 31, 2016

22 Things to Do Before I'm 22: Birthday Bucket List





It's finally October and Libra season is among us. Every year for my birthday I make a bucket list of things I want to accomplish by the next year. So I thought I would share my bucket list with you for the upcoming year since my birthday past and I turned 21. A milestone birthday!!! To all the Libra's out there, Happy Birthday!! I hope this year turns out to be prosperous for you.
  1. Shoot at a Gun Range
  2. Go Mini Golfing
  3. Try 10 new restaurants
  4. Get a new stamp in my passport
  5. Watch the sunrise
  6. Workout every day for a month
  7. Get a Pet
  8. Have 100 blog followers
  9. Take a photography class
  10. Binge watch Scandal
  11. Get my own place
  12. Take a Self Defense Class
  13. Learn how to swim
  14. Go zip lining
  15. Travel out of the country
  16. Take pictures underwater
  17. Go to Las Vegas 
  18. Go Indoor skydiving
  19. Be a Bridesmaid
  20. Meet someone famous
  21. Get into law school
  22. Make a 23 before 23 List

Sunday, September 04, 2016

LSAT Prep: Studying


LSAT time is finally here and I am extremely nervous. This one test could make or break all of my future endeavors. It could get me into law school, it could not get me into law school, it could offer scholarships and financial aid and then again it can't. All that riding on the results of one test. Nervewracking right? 

To ensure your success on this test, you have to do some studying and I'm here to talk about the different kinds of studying you can do to prepare for the test. 

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Fall 2016 Goals



With the beginning of the semester already upon us. I just wanted to set some goals for my second to last semester of college and I feel like it's essential to do so. Setting goals for yourself kind of pushes you to do what you said you were going to do. It's also a good feeling when you actually accomplish what is on your goal list. Being that it is my last year of college my goal list might look a little strange to some since I am being a little vague but hopefully, it still helps you get a sense that setting goals for yourself is still important.

My Goals

1. Get a 4.0 or close to it this semester
2. Get a good score on my LSAT's
3. Workout more
4. Get into my dream law school
5.Try to get a full tuition scholarship to law school
6. Enjoy my senior year
7. Stick to my Budget
8. Worry less!

Tips on Setting Goals

1. When setting goals, the idea is to make realistic goals but also specific ones. Use time deadlines to make things specific.
2. When you achieve a goal of yours, treat yourself. Celebrate!


What are your goals for this upcoming school year?

Monday, August 22, 2016

How to save money on College textbooks



So I know that many of you are going back to school soon, if not have already started and I wanted to talk about where to get books from because going to your school bookstore and buying books from them, can be very expensive especially if you're not renting them. Ever since my freshman year of college, I have been using Slug books to get all my textbooks. Slug books is a site that compares a lot of the sites that you normally get books at, all in one place. Convenient right!! Best of all the site is free, you don't need to pay anything to use their services.

I use their site every year. Of course, there are going to be some textbooks that I have to buy from my school bookstore like ones that my teacher wrote or science books for the lab manual but if those are not the cases, you best believe I go to

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Other Law School Blogs



If you know me, you know I love researching things. (I hope that law school doesn't kill this habit...) So when I decided that I wanted to go to law school, you know I had to research it. Youtube, google, etc.

Along the way, during my law school research, I came across a few helpful blogs. Ones that gave good advice, ones that gave me hope, ones that made me laugh, ones that inspired me to start my own blog. These ones all tell their life stories and experiences with law school and  I'm hoping that by sharing these with you all, you get the same benefit that they gave me! Happy reading :)


If you'd like to be featured on this list, please contact me via email or comment below! 

                                                                                       Until Next Time,

                                                                                        Cindy


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Law School Timeline


This list is just my opinion and what I am using for my timeline. It is by no means the "right" way of doing things.

June

Make a list of potential law schools


July

Start Practicing for the LSAT
        Sign up for the LSAC and CAS
        Start Rough Drafts of Personal Statement and Resume


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Law School Forums: 101




By the title off this post you can already guess what this post will be about! Law Forums!! And all the tips and tricks that goes with them. If you don't know what these are, they are basically like college fairs for law school. I attended one Saturday, July 23, 2016 in Washington, D.C. at the OmniShare Hotel. I signed up on the LSAC website. If you don't know what the LSAC is, I would recommend reading All About The LSAC.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

All About The LSAC



As you can tell by the title, I'm going to talk about the LSAC today. The LSAC stands for the Law School Admissions Council. It is a website designed for students interested in going to law school to gain access to tons of information and tools (once you make an account) to help with different aspects of the law school admissions process.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Being African American in a Panhellenic Sorority

    As some of you may or may not know, there are two different councils that sororities can fall into. Panhellenic or Pan-Hellenic. Some of you may be wondering well what the fuck is the difference.... they look the same to me. Well here it is:

The National Panhellenic Council or the (NPH) is an umbrella organization for 26 chapters of sororities. To name a few there's Phi Sigma Sigma, Phi Mu, Alpha Phi, Kappa Delta so on and so forth. 

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (the difference is in the dash) governs the 9 traditionally black chapters to the Divine Nine. The sororities being Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc.,  Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta, Inc.,  and Sigma Gamma Rho, Inc. 

Both of these councils are open to all races and religions but in today's society, most of the Panhellenic Council Sororities are predominantly white and the Pan-Hellenic Sororities are predominately black. That is NOT to say that you can't be caucasian in a Pan-Hellenic sorority or African American in a Panhellenic sorority. You just have to cater to what suites you, what options your school has, etc.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Growing Up Haitian American: Identity


Photo Credit: Murdena Francois

"The BIGGEST challenge of life is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everyone else."

I often think about the days where I used to hide my identity from the world, hoping no one would figure out that I was Haitian American. And when they did find out, let's just say I have heard my fair share of ignorant reactions.

"Do you know voodoo?"

"Can you speak Haitian?" Say something in Haitian.

"Wow! You're Haitian! You don't look Haitian."

"Can you teach me a cuss word." "Say [enter any cuss word in the English language.]"

Chapter One: The Beginning



"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11.
Everyone has to start somewhere right? I am finishing up my undergraduate degree this year and I'm really nervous about the process of getting into law school, the lsat, law school itself, adulting...

Soo I did what everyone else does when they have questions.

I looked to the internet. I started searching the web for any and all answers to my problems. Any tips, advice and help to calm my ever expanding nerves. But I found nothing that helped. A few posts here and there. A couple of abandoned blogs. A couple youtube videos that somewhat didn't help. After scouring the internet for what seemed like hours and found nothing... I decided to take up blogging to document my journey and to give advice to people like me that need help with life. Soo...


Up pops Legally Foreign. A Lifestyle Blog about my experiences and journey through college and law school and about life. So if you like to learn from other people's experiences and mistakes. Your welcome to learn through me. 




About Me





Hey there! Cindy here! A little bit about me... I'm a proud Haitian American that's in her twenties currently working on my undergraduate degree at Stevenson University in Baltimore, Maryland. I am a part of Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority.

Next Step is working on my juris doctorate at (school coming soon). :) 

I love the law, anything afrocentric, wine, Netflix, Maryland, and having a good time. These are my ramblings on juggling life, being foreign, and being a women all while working towards my JD. 

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