It’s that time of year when those offered admission to the PhD program have to decide whether to join the quest. A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by one of those prospective students. Like everyone who has started something new, he was looking for insight into the program and had read my blog. We had a really good email conversation and covered those questions not addressed in my writings here.
Four years ago, I had a lot of the same questions and was looking for an “insider’s perspective” on the PhD quest. The closest I came to finding that insight was a blog by a law student, so I decided to start my own blog to help those who would join me in working toward a PhD. I’m always encouraged when I hear from a future fellow student. To the prospective PhD student, thanks for the email exchange. I’m glad I was able to give you a better understanding of what the program is like. Let me know if I can help in any other way and I look forward to seeing you around campus this fall!