Albany Law School will be closed today until 4pm due to the weather.
Megyn Kelly insists that Albany Law School, more than any other place in her life, gave her the confidence and skills to succeed at her career. It took law school, and particularly her moot court experience, to discover her own talents.
Kelly spent the day on campus speaking to the board members of Moot Court, and then later with all students, where she talked about her experiences and answered questions for more than an hour. Topics ranged from the presidential debates to her recent switch of television networks.
Reading from her latest book "Settle for More," she quoted passages like:
"The work was intense and the competition fierce. However, to my mother's delight, not only did I thrive in law school, but I paid for it myself."
"My favorite class was taught by Professor Bob Tyman . . . . often we were forced to make arguments on our feet, going at it with our professors, with an audience around us. I loved every minute of it. Tyman once pulled me aside to tell me, "You really seem to be enjoying law school." My God, I thought, I made an impression."
"As much as I loved studying and arguing and learning, the thing I was absolutely dying to do was moot court. . . . I checked the door of the coach's office several times a day, awaiting the sign-up sheet for tryouts. I could think of nothing else. In all there were eight spots, four on the first tier team, and four on the second tier. I was determined to be first tier, and I knew in my bones I could do it."
"I spent the summer of 1993 studying the sample criminal case they gave us . . . . I wrote and rewrote the most compelling closing argument. . . . after many weeks of writing, I knew I had something that would sing."
"With moot court I'd been able to sense that fine line between hoping I would be good at something and actually being good at it."
onto the Law Review and making the trial team, I was feeling
increasingly confident in my skills as a potential lawyer, a feeling
that only got stronger once I actually started competing in moot court.
To this day my moot court experiences in law school are among my best
"The competition was held in the law school's
biggest auditorium, a gleaming brand-new amphitheater that commanded all
eyes to a stage down below with an elevated judge's bench in the
Kelly spoke to the Moot Court board separately in the afternoon, before she met with the larger student body where she answered questions on any topic for about an hour.