2L | El Dorado, KS | Kansas State University | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi! My name is Ashlyn Lindskog. I’m a second-year law student from El Dorado, Kan. I attended Kansas State University and received a bachelor’s in political science in 2010. I met my husband while living in Manhattan, as he was in the Army and stationed at Fort Riley. During my time at K-State, I co-founded the Kansas State Mock Trial Team and was able to travel around Kansas competing in mock trial competitions.
Following graduation, my little family moved to Lenexa, Kan., and I spent a year working for Heartland Habitat for Humanity, sparking my passion for work in the nonprofit sector. Having played the role of Army wife, I knew I wanted to start my own nonprofit benefiting the military family community. However, at that point I was not entirely sure how I wanted to go about it. I began doing contract work for Google Inc. in Kansas City and had what some would probably consider the greatest job on the planet, but I still found myself unsatisfied. Law school had always been in the back of my mind, but it was a decision that was going to affect my family, so I wanted to be sure. Fortunately for me, when I sat down with my husband and our two dogs, they were very supportive and we decided law school was a go!
My husband had begun his undergraduate work at the University of Kansas when we moved to Lenexa, so my application process to schools was a bit less complicated in comparison to other people. I applied to two different local law schools, crossed my fingers, and waited. When I heard back from both I set up tours to decide which atmosphere would be best for my law school career. I was concerned with academics and opportunities at both schools, but I wanted to use the tours to learn more about the school’s character than their statistics.
My tour and meeting with admissions really helped me get a feel for what KU Law was all about, and I liked it. The atmosphere in Green Hall seemed like its own little community, making me feel at home almost immediately. The professors were friendly and engaging, and the deal was sealed. I knew prior to arriving on campus I would receive a good education at KU, but during my visit I also learned I would be surrounded by students and faculty who wanted to help me enjoy the experience.
As a summer starter, I would recommend the summer start program to everyone. I was able to get a feel for law school classes with a little less on my plate, and the smaller class size allowed me to get to know the people with whom I was on this journey. I made wonderful friends and I become comfortable with the building, making the intensity of the classes a little less daunting. I absolutely feel it has made my first fall semester more successful.
I love being a student at KU Law and know it is the perfect place for me. I hope you take the time to visit the school and experience the community atmosphere for yourself.