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Get to Know ... Alex Rice, 2L

Alex C. Rice, 2L

Johnston, IA

Before coming to Iowa Law, Alex Rice worked as a videographer for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as well as a financial advisor at Northwestern Mutual. He had decided to attend law school during his sophomore year after taking an Introduction to Business Law course, but was surprised to find the challenges of law school much different from those of being behind the camera or at a desk job. 

"I think the most challenging part about law school is the time management. It can be very hard to juggle all the readings while also having a life outside of school but it's something that I figured out how to manage as my first semester went along."

Alex stuck with his balance of law school and fun throughout his 1L year. He recalled that "The best advice I was told was to find something that you like doing as a hobby that isn’t related to law school and make sure to make time for that." This could take the form of hanging out with friends or binge-watching the latest and greatest show on Netflix. Either way, Alex learned to match the demands of law school with the importance of building relationships. 

"Something that surprised me about law school was the collegiality of the students. Even though we’re all competing against the curve in a course everyone is more than willing to help in any way they can."

Alex is currently working as a summer associate for Ruffalo Noel Levitz in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After graduation he hopes to become a part of the Judge Advocate General's Corp in the United States military. He intends to take what he has learned at Iowa Law, along with the sense of community he built pursuing his degree, to serve his country. 

"My favorite part about law school has been the relationships that I have developed with my classmates and professors. That has made all the difference."