Jackson Pahlke

Jackson Pahlke

Senior Political Science major, English and Psychology minors, Pre-Law

Jackson Pahlke

I know that law school will be tough—as it should be. With that being said, I feel about as prepared as I can be to begin my first year of law school. The teachers I have had at the University have been amazing, and have pushed me analytically to formulate articulate arguments.

One of the most powerful experiences I have had is being a part of the mock trial team and placing third out of 36 teams at the Macalester Trials Invite at Macalester College in St. Paul. It was a great tournament, and so exciting to see the team come together and compete with some of the best teams in the nation.

Sometime during my junior year at a Pre-Law Club meeting, I remember really coming to terms with the fact that I would have to dance with the LSAT soon—and dance well to get into the schools I was interested in. Of course, panic set in shortly thereafter. Thankfully, I was not alone. In fact, I was surrounded by a group of bright friends I had made through the Pre-Law club. I think that knowing I was not alone in my quest for judicial legacy was a very comforting factor, and helped me get through the long hours spent studying for the LSAT and applying to law schools in general.

My time at UNL has been amazing. The education, experiences, and quality friends I have made cannot be quantified. But if I had to, I would use a scale from 1-10, and rate my time here as an easy 11. College is such a great time to explore who you want to be, and what you want to do as a contributing member of society. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a great place to do it, and I am glad I had the opportunity to come here.