Don't give up your entire life while you're in law school: Three years fly by and at the end of it all, you still have to be you.

Daniela is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is currently practicing civil litigation, primarily defense work. She frequently tackles premises liability, products liability, commercial litigation, and general liability. Here is what Daniela has to say on making friends and staying true to yourself throughout law school: 

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the vast majority of lawyering is not legal, but human: The more human you can be, the better you will be in the law

Emily graduated from Stanford Law School in 2010, and unlike our other #reallawyerstories attorneys thus far, she is still doing exactly what she set out to do, what she meant to do and loved to do as a law student. Here's what Emily has to say about staying human in law school and beyond: 

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Take the road less traveled: Speak softly and carry a big stick

Craig graduated from California Western School of Law six years ago. He is currently a partner at DuFord Law, where he practices in the areas of Business, Employment, and Trust and Estates. Prior to opening his own firm, he practiced in civil litigation, insurance bad faith defense, personal injury defense, and insurance coverage. Here are his thoughts for current students:

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Law school is a great opportunity to figure out what you want to be when you grow up

Jenna graduated from California Western School of Law five and a half years ago. She is currently an Associate Attorney at Quitairos Prieto Wood and Boyer, handling primarily medical malpractice and long-term care cases (defense) as well as other insurance defense cases. Prior to going into defense litigation, Jenna was a prosecutor for 4 years, in the Gang Bureau, Sex Crimes Bureau and Vehicular Crimes Bureau. Here are her words of wisdom:

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Connecting law students to younger attorneys #reallawyerstories

Coming soon, we’ll have a new blog series #reallawyerstories. This will be a way to connect (older) millennial lawyers with younger ones . . . things we wish we had known when we had started law school. Lessons we should have learned by the time we or when graduated but maybe didn’t. Here's the first of that series

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Remembering the bar exam: One survivor's tips and tricks to pass the bar exam

Every July, I think of you guys. It was a dark, dark time. I did a lot of Google searches: “bar exam tips,” “California bar exam,” “what do I do if computer shuts down during the bar exam,” “is there life after I fail the bar exam?” Standard stuff.

So for those of you out there in this dark July time, here are my thoughts and words of comfort

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