Archives: Daria C. Awusah

Daria C. Awusah

Student Loans: Repayment Options (Part III)

Editor’s Note: The last in a three-part series, this article picks up right where Part II leaves off and concludes the discussion on student loan debt-borrowing and repayment. At this point, it is presumed that the reader has completed a legal education with the help of federal student loans and is ready to begin repayment. … Read more >

Daria C. Awusah

Student Loans: Just Begin Repaying It (Part II)

[Editor's Note: The second in a three-part series, this article picks up right where Part I leaves off and continues the discussion on student loan debt-borrowing and repayment. In the article below, it is presumed that the reader has borrowed FEDERAL student loan debt for the purpose of completing a legal education.] Recently, I shared … Read more >

Daria C. Awusah

Student Loans: Borrowing Decisions (Part I)

To date, how much interest have your student loans accumulated? Additionally, how much interest do you anticipate that your student loans will accumulate before you are able to pay the balance (principal and interest) in full? I urge every current and prospective borrower to take a moment to make this inquiry. Perhaps the answer to … Read more >

Daria C. Awusah

Should Law Schools Mandate Smartphones?

When I started law school in August of 2008, I moved to Maryland with a laptop that I had purchased during my undergraduate studies in Houston and a thick (semi-heavy) flip-flop that I loved and cherished. Upon arriving at Maryland Law, I quickly learned that the law school had recently implemented a laptop computer requirement … Read more >

Daria C. Awusah

Don’t Despise Small Beginnings

Are you overlooking opportunities for small beginnings? Perhaps I should frame the question differently and ask what journalist Katie Couric, Bishop T.D. Jakes, and U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren all have in common? Here are several clues: Prior to becoming a household name and star journalist, Katie Couric began her career as a low-level assistant … Read more >

Daria C. Awusah

Law Students and Lawyers Working Abroad: A Personal Experience

From the start of law school, rarely did I hear about lawyers or law students working abroad.  Yes, I heard numerous mentions of studying abroad or volunteering overseas, but rarely were there discussions about using your law degree while living overseas.  I remember speaking to an international law professor on one occasion, telling him exactly … Read more >