About Emily Carter

Emily is a tutor for the Law School Toolbox and Bar Exam Toolbox. She previously served as Director of Academic Success at Concordia University School of Law where she taught courses on legal writing, research, and writing for the bar exam, and mentored students from matriculation to bar exam passage.  
She graduated with a B.A. from the University of Michigan and began a career in elementary education before switching gears to attend law school.  After earning her J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, she clerked for Justice Petra Jimenez Maes of the New Mexico Supreme Court and then transitioned into academia.  A child of a teacher and a lawyer, she was meant to work in legal education.  She finds joy in helping others succeed.

Juggling Kids in Remote School and Law School Life

Juggling Kids in Remote School and Law School LifeThis week we welcome guest writer Emily Carter to talk about managing your kid’s remote schooling and your own law school responsibilities.

As I type these very words, I am remote schooling my children. Now, rest assured, I say this with no pride, no smugness, not even a hair of belief that I am succeeding in this balancing act that somehow, the confluence of a virus, parenting, and work responsibilities has loaded on me and many others.

No, please, be assured, my floor is dirty (macaroni, cheerios, and freshly snipped paper cuttings from an elementary schooler’s project are in the current floor assortment). My meal choices lack nutritional value (hot pretzels for lunch, anyone?). And my oldest son, having just emerged from the bathroom at this very moment, reports that the hand towel is soaking wet, soap scum coats the sink, and, in his words, “it stinks in there.” I blame the toddler, who having quickly graduated from potty training to mostly independent bathroom use, lacks a full respect for cleanliness. [Read more…]