Lutzow (Left) and Antono (Right) Genevieve “Gennie” Antono and Trevor Lutzow are both 3Ls and the Co-Presidents of the Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB). We interviewed Gennie and Trevor about their experience at HLS and asked them if they had any advice for the incoming class of 2023.

Q. What was your 1L year at HLS like?

Gennie: 1L was such a weird time for me. Especially 1L Fall. It was by no means a “bad” experience, but I definitely felt a little unmoored. I was struggling with a bit of impostor syndrome and was worried that I had peaked by getting into HLS. I was still trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life and what I wanted to get out of HLS.

The funny thing is that once I stopped stressing about what “gold stars” to collect, and gave up on trying to look like I have my life figured out, I really started thriving at HLS. I found a great group of friends and started investing my time and energy into unplanned or erratic projects that sparked joy, such as the HALB Leadership Podcast. Really glad I took that approach. Nowadays I’m just happy and living my best 3L life.

Trevor: I loved my 1L year (yes, really). I met 80 great people in my section, enjoyed my classes and professors (for the most part) and learned a ton. The vast majority of folks at HLS are incredibly kind — if not a little quiet — so putting yourself out there is surprisingly easy.

As a 1L, I was also fortunate enough to meet countless 2Ls and 3Ls, through HALB and other organizations, who helped make the 1L experience less intimidating They were there to answer my questions and provide me with school and life advice when I felt like I needed some.

Q. How did being in HALB change your HLS experience?

Gennie: I like to say that running HALB is a full-time job; in a typical year, the club runs 90+ events annually. Last year there were […]

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