1L | McPherson, KS | Sterling College | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, and welcome to KU Law! My name is Alisha Peters, and I am a 1L from McPherson, Kansas. After studying business administration at Sterling College, I received my MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2011. From there, I worked in management at a large teaching hospital in Portland, Oregon, where I lived for five years. My work experience exposed me to many areas of the law, and now I have decided to focus my career in business law.
When considering law schools, it was important for me to select a school with a great reputation so my J.D. could take me anywhere. I wanted a school that balanced academics, practical training and opportunities for real-world experience — all while providing a well-rounded legal education. Finally, I wanted to be part of a close-knit community in a fun city.
After attending a KU Law open house, I knew this was the place for me. Not only does KU meet all of my requirements, it also has outstanding faculty, a fantastic career services office and supportive alumni. There are multiple clinics and experiential learning opportunities. For example, I plan to participate in the Transactional LawMeet and the Medical-Legal Partnership with the University of Kansas Health Systems. To top it off, Lawrence is a great place to live and is within close proximity to big-city amenities in Kansas City.
Initially, I was worried about the transition from my career to life as a full-time student. I assumed I would feel out of place, but my experience has been the opposite. There are law students here from all walks and stages of life. The environment is inclusive and supportive. We even make time to have a little fun!