A Day in the Life of Cheryl Blount
BS in Kinesiology and Sports Management from The University of Texas
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Favorite Foods: "I love sweets -- especially cookies -- they are definitely my weakness." When coffee is needed: iced flavored coffee from Common Grounds (Southern Pecan is the best) or a grande soy latte from Starbucks.
Pre-test Retual: "I usually get up at 5:00 a.m. for 8:00 a.m. exams to look over the outline one last time. During my first year, I always went to the grocery store and bought an apple for breakfast."
Student Organizations: The public Interest Legal Society provides an outlet for volunteering. "It is easy for law students to forget about the rest of the world, and volunteering helps you realize that our lives as students are not so bad."
Clerkship and Internships: "I interned for Judge Nancy Atlas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Houston." With seventeen judges in the Court, students have many opportunities to observe interesting court proceedings. "I also interned with Justice Nathan Hecht of the Texas Supreme Court for the second half of the summer. I enjoyed learning how the Supreme Court operates on a daily basis."
What about Waco? "To be honest, I didn't know if I would like Waco, but it has definitely grown on me. It is small enough not to be too distracting, but also big enough to give students things to do when they actually have spare time. I personally love all of the little antique shops and boutiques, and I love to run the Bear Trail or take my dog for a walk in Cameron Park."
What makes Baylor Law great? "I think Baylor's focus on practical teaching sets it apart from other law schools. When Baylor students graduate, they actually know how to file a motion or try a case. This practical training not only gives us a glimpse into what our lives will be like in practice, but it also sets us apart from our competition."