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Aqmar Rahman

Aqmar Rahman

2L  |  Lawrence, KS  |  University of Kansas  |  aqmar@ku.edu

Hi! My name is Aqmar Rahman, and I am a second-year law student from Lawrence, Kan. I attended the University of Kansas for my undergraduate education, where I received my bachelor's degree in political science in May 2011. Prior to attending law school, I worked in management consulting in the Washington, D.C., area.

My decision to attend KU Law was based on several factors, including the community, professors and many opportunities available at KU Law. I have had the opportunity to live in multiple cities across the country and I was born in Bangladesh, but home for me will always be Lawrence. I moved to Lawrence when I was in middle school and initially hated the thought of living in a town of less than 100,000 people. After having lived here almost 10 years, I don’t know if I could ever leave.

Lawrence is special because the people, the community and the university are all outstanding. Although Lawrence is a small town centered around the university, there are plenty of things to do around town to relax and enjoy yourself while keeping the distractions limited when necessary. It’s true the town is filled with devoted basketball fanatics – I’m one, too – but there is much more to the city than basketball. The professors at KU Law are great; they have an open-door policy, which is extremely convenient, and they are genuinely interested in helping students succeed in law school and beyond. Whenever I have a question related to materials in class, I can walk into a professor’s office and discuss with them my thoughts and opinions. Not only are they interested in helping me learn the material, but they also have taken time out to help me understand the legal marketplace and options available for the future. The clinics, externships and post-graduation opportunities that KU law presents was a huge reason I chose to attend KU law.

I have only been in law school for a short period, but so far my experience has been exciting, fun and challenging. I started law school in the summer, which was a good way for me to transition into law school. Although the summer was challenging, I had been away from school for a year so it was helpful to be able to focus on a limited course load. The students here all work hard and are dedicated, motivated and intelligent. But the best part about the students here is they are always willing to lend a helping hand. The upperclassmen (2Ls and 3Ls) are always willing to help the 1Ls understand the process of law school, and my fellow 1Ls are always helping each other understand the course material. The sense of community and camaraderie has been unmatched to anything I have ever experienced.

I am thrilled to be at KU Law and hope that you will consider KU as one of your choices for law school. I hope that you decide to visit the law school and experience firsthand what the school has to offer. Rock chalk, Jayhawk!

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