About Rigien Bagekany-Jackson

Rigien Bagekany-Jackson has recently graduated from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston magna cum laude, and is currently studying for the Bar Exam. She received her Master’s degree from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in Security Studies. She had both her children while attending law school. She wishes law schools had more resources for parents or pregnant women.

Motherhood as a Law Student

Motherhood as a Law StudentThis week we welcome guest writer Rigien Bagekany-Jackson, a recent law school graduate, to talk about how she has balanced motherhood and law school the last three years.

Do you ever reflect on how you got to where you are now? I do.

Sometimes you can pinpoint that moment or decision that brought you to where you are. For me, that moment was in June 2016. I was 35 weeks pregnant with my first child working at a bank when an armed man walked in and held me up at gunpoint. This was the point when I decided to start law school. I had initially thought to postpone my offer of acceptance, but at that moment, I knew that there had to be a way to make law school work with having a newborn child. [Read more…]