Eye on Law School

Dear Readers,

This is your former IMS intern, Reina.

It was last year at this time that I had the pleasure of interning at this firm and I am happy to be back today helping out with a few tasks.  I find it refreshing to sit at a desk and rather robotically sort out and translate documents, when the rest of my time consists of the stress of trying to satisfy all my professor’s expectations in assignments at school.

On that topic, this year’s challenge is working on my acceptance towards law school.  I will be graduating from undergraduate next April, and it is required to have my LSATs and applications put together by the end of this year.  Applications will be for both schools in the United States and the United Kingdom, where they have two completely different systems.  Although my priority lies in the UK, the diverse steps necessary to complete all forms of applications is nothing short of misery.  However it is due to my experience here at IMS and other internships that I feel most comfortable going into the field of law, and hopefully admissions will understand that as well.

On the bright side, I just returned from my winter break around West Europe where winter festivities are taken very seriously.  On the way back to Tokyo, there was a long layover available in Moscow so I decided to quickly get a transit visa and explore the city for a day.  What I didn’t realize at the time was the timing; the day prior to my arrival (January 7th) is Christmas day for Orthodox Christians.  Red Square across the Kremlin was still full of Christmas festivities and the extent to which the Russians decorated the city was just phenomenal and easily exceeded my expectations.

Russia tends to receive a rather mysterious or negative light, however my short time in the capitol city allowed me to have a brand new image of the warm and welcoming Russian people.  I hope to one day be able to explore much more of the biggest country in the world, where few westerners seem to make way.

Thank you for reading.


Reina T.