Michael Hamper, 2-L | Jefferson, OH
My name is Mike Hamper III and I grew up in Jefferson, Ohio in Ashtabula County, a short distance from the Pennsylvania border. I attended Ohio Northern for my undergraduate degree, graduating in 2011 with a degree in Political Science.
Blog Post 1: Why ONU Law?
Blog Post 2: An Environment Designed for Success
Blog Post 3: Engagement Outside the Classroom
As alluded to earlier, there is a need to balance your involvement in organizations and activities with school work. Of course, it is easy to become so overly-involved that you seemingly can never find time to simply relax just as it was in undergraduate. But the helpful thing in law school is that everyone here is nearly just as busy, or busier, than you and they schedule shorter meetings in a more spread-out fashion than might have happened in your undergraduate organizations. They also are not overly-demanding and you can drop into or out of organizations as you need to. I have never heard anyone say, “Hey, why weren’t you at the meeting?” in an upset way. We all see each other each day and any business we needed to get done at the meeting can be done later.
On that point, the other great thing about going to school here is that I see all of my friends outside of class, albeit usually in the library. But on the weekends when we get our work done early, or when we postpone it to Sunday, it’s very common to see students hang out with each other. Obviously, part of that is living in Ada where the options for fun are pretty limited to a few sets of activities. But another part of it is that your classmates will know you and you will know them. We all know who are the class clowns, the serious library studiers, and the 9-5’ers. And we all also have our set of friends who you pretty much do everything with from class to lunch to studying.
Blog Post 4: Life in Ada, OH
Blog Post 5: Real Life Experience
Blog Post 6: The January Term Experience
Blog Post 7: Focusing on Academic Success
Blog Post 8: Moving On