My name is Nathan Kinghorn, and I am a second-year law student at BYU.
I am a husband and dad of two kids. I have a position with the Air Force JAG Corps as soon as law school is over.
Learn more about what a typical day in law school is like for me below.
Sports, reading, watching movies, outdoor activities (hiking, camping, fishing, hunting)
Q: Though law school can often be difficult, what are the rewarding aspects? What motivates you to put in the hard work?Nathan: At first I was really motivated to get a job to support my family. Now that I have a job secured after graduation, it is a sense of pride that motivates me–I don’t like feeling like I am not contributing, so I try to work hard.
Q: In terms of time, what sacrifices have you made to attend law school? What sacrifices have you not made?Nathan: Never sacrifice family or church callings. I have to sacrifice employment for now in order to fit family, church, the Air Force, and law school all into a day.
Q: What do you do to maintain a sense of peace or even balance in law school? How do you manage stress?Nathan: I manage stress by putting the most important things first. I try to read scriptures every day and spend time at home. Sometimes that means that I put off test prep until the end of the semester. I feel like a couple of crazy weeks leading up to finals is worth it if I get to spend the rest of the semester less stressed.
Q: What do you wish you had known when you were a prospective student about what law school would be like?Nathan: I wish I had known how much of a time commitment the first year would be, but also that it tends to change later in law school. So, don't get discouraged in the beginning.
5:25 Wake up and get ready 5:45 Head to School 6:00 Be in formation for Air Force Physical Training 7:00 Return home, shower, eat, and finish any readings for that day. 9:15 Head to law school 9:30 Class 11:00 Devotional (On Tuesdays) 12:00 Eat while reading 2:45 More classes 5:00 Return home, eat with family, put the kids to bed 7:30 Read for classes 8:15 ROTC Flight Meeting 9:00 Return home, read some more 10:30 Go to bed early to get started again.