I HAD QUESTIONS, I FOUND ANSWERS

A YoungBy Alec Young

Alec Young is a 1L guest blogger

When it came time to apply for law school I applied to a short of list schools, and of course, William & Mary Law School was one of those schools. When I was accepted to William & Mary, I had questions about all aspects of the school, and, fortunately, there were places to go for answers!

In my admission packet, I received employment figures for the Law School’s previous classes, bar passage rates, and a letter from Career Services that identified internship and externship possibilities. Dean Shealy, who personally reviews every application, even included a handwritten note on my admission letter. The admitted student website had additional details not covered by the information in the admission packet. The website explained everything I could possibly need to know about the next steps in my legal journey and contained housing resources, financial aid information, law school tips, and answers to every question an aspiring law student could ask. If by some chance the admissions page did not answer a question, then the professors, law students, and alumni from a network that stretched from coast to coast and around the globe reached out to answer them.

Even so, I still wondered more about the school behind the Admission Office, the emails, and the personal phone calls, so I resolved to visit the place that I would ultimately decide to call home. At William & Mary Law, I discovered a place that lived in its history and celebrated its heritage. I found an academic world that was renowned for integrity, drive, and professionalism and was esteemed by its graduates. Yet, above all, I found a true community in William & Mary Law School that seemed to exist as a historical constant throughout the turbulence of history.