Watch: I'm In | Life as a 1L (Part 4)
Every year, thousands of potential students from all walks of life apply to law school. For those who get in, the journey starts long before they set foot in a classroom.
In 2019, four prospective J.D. candidates were accepted on early admission to UW Law and began their transitions to becoming full-time law students. Follow along from the moment they are accepted through the end of the year to experience life as a 1L.
Lawyering is a family affair for Ali Johnson. Yet despite deep roots in the Seattle community, Ali ultimately forged her own path — one that took her to Southern California, Washington, D.C., and back home to realize her biggest dream.
As an intern for a junior senator on Capitol Hill, Ali experienced firsthand the mechanisms that drive social and political change, and she too wanted to make a difference on the same scale. So, amid a flurry of profound life changes, she moved on from a successful career at a top public relations firm to take the next step toward a career in law.
"It was a little bit overwhelming but was also an incredibly exciting time because in many ways, all of these things that I've wanted to do for so long are finally coming to a head," Johnson says. "I feel like my adult life is really getting started and kicking off, and I'm very excited to see what lies ahead."
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