Rachel Arment is Judge Advocate General in the United States Army. Like many JAG officers, her assignment varies every few years. No matter what her assignment, she still takes time to acknowledge her law school Alma Mater.
For Rachel, MSU College of Law was the best combination of everything she wanted: a great price, a national reputation, and a central location in the state capital. She ultimately chose MSU Law for the personality of the campus. “I instantly felt welcomed by the faculty, students, and the potential candidates I met when I visited,” she said.
Rachel attributed her success to the Mock Trial Board and Professors Pucillo and Jones’s support and encouragement. She also acknowledged the work experiences she had while in school. “Working at ASMSU Legal Services was great because I worked closely with student clients and their attorneys,” she said. “Also, Michigan AG's office gave me good experience working with attorneys and the agencies they represent.”
Rachel advises new students to maintain a work-life balance no matter how overwhelming. “The balance of activities, academic, and social pursuits really helped me maintain a level head.”
Rachel wished she learned sooner how important a balanced life is to a student’s health in law school. “Especially when the stress increased, I would skimp on workouts or not get coffee with a friend because I was too overwhelmed. I discovered that when took an hour-long break to do a completely different activity, I was able to focus on my studies much more,” she said.