Have you wondered if homeschooling is an adequate preparation for a student with high aspirations? On today’s Home School Heartbeat, host Mike Farris talks with one graduate who is pursuing law at one of the top-ranked law schools in the nation: Harvard.
My guest today is a homeschool graduate and also a graduate of Patrick Henry College who’s now at Harvard Law School. Her name is Lindsay See. Lindsay, welcome to the program.
Thanks! It’s good to be here.
Lindsay, tell us a little about your experience at Harvard. And have you found yourself well-prepared for law school?
Well, it’s been a great experience so far. I appreciate the academic focus here and a very practical emphasis on developing my gifts. And honestly, I find that I’ve been very well-prepared. Classes are challenging, and I certainly spend a lot of time studying, but I’ve also felt really comfortable with just the level of work that’s required here.
Would you say your homeschooling background has been a help or hindrance for your law school experience so far?
I’m very grateful that my parents decided to homeschool, and it’s been excellent preparation. Even with the great students here at Harvard, not everyone is used to the amount of work that we have here. But I found, thanks to my homeschooling and college background, the transition to law school just really wasn’t that new for me. And mostly I think that’s because homeschooling taught me how to teach myself and also how to take responsibility for my own schedule. It was also helpful because it showed me how not to isolate my academics from my faith and the rest of my life. What I believe about the church and politics and the family is necessarily going to influence the way that I approach law. And hopefully that’ll make me a better law student and a better attorney.
Lindsay, thank you so much for joining us today, and even more, for being a terrific representative of the cause of Christ there at Harvard Law School. I’m Mike Farris.