About me

Hello friends!

Whether you happened upon this blog randomly or have come to seek out something in particular, I want to introduce myself. My name is Brandy and I am a 25-year-old recent law school graduate from a small midwestern town surrounded by cornfields. In undergrad, I majored in History and Pre-Law as well as multi-tasking, coffee drinking, and memory making. I live in Northern Ohio and I hope to become a Criminal Prosecutor after passing the bar.

I grew up on my parent's horse farm practically on the back of a horse. I have shown horses all my life and they are one of the biggest defining factors of my life as well as my greatest passion. This is my horse Charlie and he is practically perfect in every way.

Outside of horses, my life revolves around my family, friends, and Husband.

On July 16, 2016, I became a wife and it is happily ever after with the man of my dreams. Newlywed life is pretty great. 

We have three puppies, Garth, a blue merle Aussie who thinks he is a child, Grace, the happiest Golden Retriever ever, and Annie, our precious mutt. They make our life both hectic and wonderful.

If you are wondering about why my blog is called "The Legal Duchess", it is a two-part explanation. First, I am a law student and plan to be an attorney. Therefore, "legal" is a huge part of my life and future. Second, I am obsessed with British royal life, particularly late 19th century. Therefore, I wish I had been a 19th-century duchess in an English country home where I could drink tea and wear pretty dresses for a living but it was not meant to be. Don't get me wrong, I love my life but a girl can dream right?

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Why did I start blogging? Several reasons. First, Law School bloggers are few and far between. I feel that aspiring lawyers should have a place to go find out what orientation is really like, what people really wear in Law School and how to handle being cold called for the first time. 

Second, I love to write and share my voice. If something I share helps just one person, that just warms my heart. I am an open and blunt person: if you want to hear it, do not hesitate to ask because I will not hesitate to answer with honesty and sometimes a bit too much sarcasm... don't judge it is my second language. 

Third, there are so many things I want to share: Law School life, newlywed life, being a first-time homeowner, fun DIY's, travel and so much more. A blog seemed like the perfect place to combine this and share it with the world and any other aspiring law students/newlyweds/OCD organizers/horse lovers/travelers out there. 

Fourth, I want to make connections with YOU- my readers. I will never cease to smile when I get a new comment, a new follower or an email from a reader. This blog is here for YOU and I want to connect with YOU. If that is simply you following me on Instagram, great! If it means you subscribe by email, Bloglovin' and follow on Social Media, even better. Whatever way we connect, I want to make those connections because without readers, what even is the point of a blog? Whatever brings you to TheLegalDuchess.com, I hope you choose to stay awhile and make some connections. 
I'm not too exciting; I like to live a quiet life with my animals, my books, my family and my friends. I love to write and started this blog as an outlet for all my thoughts and musings on life, law school, getting married young and anything else that pops into my mind. I hope you find something useful.
Enjoy the blog and thanks for visiting!

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  1. Great blog here Brandy. But before I can commit to reading any further, I need to know whether you think the Kiera Knightly 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice or the 1995 Colin Firth BBC miniseries is the superior version? Think long and hard before you answer! One reader hangs in the balance! :)

    1. Hello! Thanks for reading. I do prefer the Kiera Knightly version.... while they are both fantastic the soundtrack and cinematography of the 2005 adaptation just push it over the edge for me. However, if I'm being honest, I would rather read the book all day long.

  2. I appreciate your blog. I am a 22 year old newly graduate from california looking into law school as well. I also studied abroad in London! Thanks for the insight!

    1. Thank you so much for reading and I am glad you find it helpful! Best of luck in your law school endeavors!

  3. So glad I came across your blog! I will be graduating undergrad in May and plan to start law school in the fall of 2019. All of your content is super helpful, especially for everything actually leading up to law school!

  4. This blog is amazing! I graduated in December and plan to attend law school Fall 2019. Your insight is literally the motivation I need! As I read several of your posts, I am becoming more aware of law school habits, ideas, and have general questions answered. Thank you for relieving just a little stress from this journey leading up to law school! -A

  5. Hi Brandy! I'm starting Law School in the fall and I stumbled on your blog and I'm obsessed!! You're a God send, thank you so much for doing this and helping out other future lawyers!