I am currently taking a class called Tennessee Bar Preparation Studies I. At Lincoln Memorial University-Duncan School of Law it is not a requirement to take this course but strongly encouraged. However, all graduating students are required to take the Tennessee Bar Skills course. The bar studies class provides practices essays, while the bar skills class provides a simulation of the Multi-state Bar Examination (MBE). The course I am taking is writing intensive with quizzes given every other week. Although there are many days I dread the course, I know that this class is sharpening my skill in essay writing. Continue reading
Author Archives: Aisha DeBerry
On October 6, 2013, our Black Law Students Association (BLSA) along with attorneys and staff from Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) had the chance to participate in the Making Strides Walk Against Breast Cancer. This event was a 5K non-competitive walk sponsored by the American Cancer Society in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Those two statements pretty much sum up how I feel at this point. I remember the first day of law school orientation being told, “These three years will fly.” Really? Fly? Prior to school I could recall most things I had done in the past three years, so clearly this was not going to be any different. Furthermore, sitting through a 3 day orientation did not in any way give me the inclination that the days were going to “fly” by. Well folks, here I am. Two and a half years later wondering where in the world did the time go. Who knew? Before I came to law school I was a Medical/Pharmacy School Recruiter. It was not a career path that I had planned. September 11th of 2001 quickly changed those plans. My plans were to become a fast paced stockbroker. I was exposed to this idea as an Economics major at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
I was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, but now consider Atlanta, Georgia home. I am currently in my final year at Lincoln Memorial University,Duncan School of Law in Knoxville, Tennessee. I consider myself a southern girl, although I attended college and spent some time in Boston, Massachusetts. Growing up in the south, I had several opportunities to meet great people who were involved in the Civil Rights Movement, to include my father. Those leaders taught me the importance of treating others with kindness and respect. It is a creed that I live by today. I have an interest in the legal areas of Civil Rights, Education, and Elder Law. I am an avid supporter of the American Cancer Society and other breast cancer awareness organizations. In my spare time (a term I use loosely), I enjoy a good dance class or an off-broadway show.