Hannah Choo, Vancouver, Class of 2014
Even lawyers who didn't go to Dalhousie praised the school. The best thing I heard about the school was its community – especially the Weldon spirit of giving back.
I studied English for my undergraduate degree, but law school was always at the back of my mind. I finally decided to take the LSAT after taking a law course as an elective during an exchange semester. Soon, I found myself researching law schools in Canada.
West Coast meets East Coast
To be honest, I didn't know much about Dalhousie or the Schulich School of Law. Having lived in Vancouver most of my life, Halifax was way too far – literally on the other end of the country. But after looking into the school, I was drawn to it more and more.
I talked to lawyers who had graduated from Dalhousie. They all highly recommended the school. Even lawyers who didn't go to Dalhousie praised the school. The best thing I heard about the school was its community – especially the Weldon spirit of giving back.
I've now finished first year, and there hasn't been a moment where I've regretted my decision to come to Schulich.
Far from stereotypical
I expected to meet impatient, intimidating professors and highly competitive, anti-social classmates – the stereotypical depiction of people in law school. In reality, I got to know professors who are both inspiring and encouraging, as well as peers who are easygoing and fun. Even the library and administrative staff are great, always helpful and prompt.
It has been the community at Schulich that has definitely helped me finish my first year with as little stress as possible, which means there still was stress – it is law school, after all!
Sure, the round-trip fare from Vancouver to Halifax is pricey. Yet going to Schulich, living in Halifax and meeting new friends have made each trip back and forth worth it. I'm confident that the school will continue to prepare me for my future. I'm proud to be part of the Schulich community.