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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