Posted by Cal-in-Sacramento Fellow Jessica Paduganan
It is exactly the half-way point of this internship program so far and I am loving every minute of it. So far, this opportunity and program has opened a world to me that was once mystical and seemingly unreachable. I have begun to learn about criminal law, how to brief cases, how to properly conduct legal research, and what law school will be like in a few years from now. In both an intimidating and thrilling way, I have found what it is that I am supposed to do with my life. Pursuing law school and a career in law is an enormous life decision that will not only require a commitment of my time, but also my money and complete focus and dedication. As I learn what law school is like, I am slightly intimidated and know that I will be humbled when I arrive. But if I wasn’t scared, at least a little, there would be something wrong. Dreams and goals should be a bit intimidating because that means you are reaching for something that is worth investing in.