Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Strangers in a Strange Land

Who are all these strangers wandering the campus like they own the place? Are they the 3L's we haven't seen since August? They seem to know what they are doing, yet I don't recognize any of them. They all have this tired yet triumphant look - maybe the look you get as you run the last stretch before the finish line?

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Organizational tip of the day

Here's the coolest oral argument organization suggestion I've seen - I'm trying it out tomorrow, so I hope it will make up for my general lack of preparation.

May it please the court

Or at least our professor. Yes, we have oral arguments for our "open research" motion brief this week. I am not at all prepared, either. We have practice arguments in front of our writing fellow tomorrow, and then the real thing (all 5% of our grade) on Friday, in front of our professor. No opposing counsel, though, and no audience (unlike our ungraded ones last semester - go figure). So when I crash and burn, only the professor will know. Besides me, of course.

Speaking of being unprepared - finals start a week from Friday. Yeah, denial is working out pretty well for me so far.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Schedule complete

So here's what I'm taking in the Fall:
Federal Income Tax
Estates and Trusts - I think this will wait for next spring - I know you care deeply about this.
Torts II
Seminar (hopefully(!) will be replaced with review or journal)

I'm taking ethics this summer, and working part time for a professor, and clerking part time for a judge (for credit) - yeah, I don't really know how the timing is going to work out.

I chose the fall schedule based on advice from Blawg Wisdom - so these classes are all either required, or I like the professor, or I am interested in the subject matter, or I just really want to know about the topic (even if not as a practice area) plus I like the way the schedule worked out. Unfortunately, the required class is at 8 a.m. Monday through Thursday. Yeah, not so much fun. We'll see how that works out.

Carry on.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Rest in Peace

The Pope died today. I even went to church today, after a long absence, because I wanted to be with other Catholics. I respected him, although I felt he was hopelessly behind the times in terms of social progress, but he did preach peace, and love and tolerance for others, so maybe that's enough. Peace.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Another ritual

Yet another first-year ritual is upon us - the Write On Competition for Review & Journal has begun. So naturally, I'm blogging instead of reading the packet. One great thing is it's a great excuse for not getting any other homework done this weekend.