Sunday, January 28, 2007

More movies

I watched "Little Miss Sunshine" last night. I thought it was good, but all of the hype had me prepared for something really great. I will say that I was sorry when it was over, which to me is a sign of a good movie. I would have willingly spent more time with these characters. Unlike some other movies (I'm looking at you, Superman Returns) that couldn't end soon enough.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Movies and other updates

Yesterday I went to the movie theater and saw "The Pursuit of Happyness" - I can't recommend this movie enough. I haven't been to an actual theater in at least a year - I can't remember which movie was the last one. This was totally worth the overpriced ticket, overpriced popcorn, chilly theater and noisy patrons though.

I can't believe this is my last semester of school. I finally decided to drop Separation of Powers, so I'm only taking 13 units. I still feel really busy. Oh, and remember how expensive the books were this semester? A friend of mine gave me her old Antitrust book (same edition) so I returned the one I bought along with the Sep of Powers text, and got $187 back. Pretty good deal!

Still no job. I've started to worry about the bar - specifically how to pay for studying this summer. I really don't want to take out a loan, but the alternative is working during the semester, so I need to juggle my study schedule a bit.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

The last first day of classes

Well, sort of. I had one class last night, and two today. But one class doesn't meet until next Tuesday, and the other one doesn't start until the 22nd because of the holiday next Monday. I'm still trying to decide whether to drop a class: I have 15 units, which seems like a lot for 3rd year. I'm taking Family Law, Elder Law, Antitrust, Pretrial Litigation, and Separation of Powers. Plus a 1-week Supreme court seminar, and Law Review.

The Pretrial Lit class seems like it will be a lot of work, but also kind of fun. THere are two classes, so each class is one law firm on one side of the case. The premise is that the professor is the Partner, and the students are the associates who do all the work, from filing a complaint, through a motion for summary judgment, and ending with a settlement conference. I think if we really embrace it as "real" we can get a lot out of it and have some fun along the way. So we'll see.

Friday, January 05, 2007


Our financial aid disbursed, so today I got to go buy my books for the semester. Three books, $300. What a racket. It was a little sad knowing that this will be the last time I'll have to buy books (unless I eventually go back for an LLM in Tax). Of course, one class doesn't have books listed, and one has a book listed that hasn't been published yet, so it's not really the last time yet. We also took down all of the Christmas decorations, and that's always a little sad too. I did finally get curtains in my room, though (I had blinds that let most of the sun in.) and I'm very happy with them. I got the "blackout" lining, so NO light comes in to disturb my sleep! Of course, that means the sun doesn't wake me up, so that might be bad. I am really glad about the curtains, though, because my mom put up some motion sensitive lights outside that are sensitive to cars driving by, and shine into my room, so now they won't wake me up during the night. We are working on adjusting them, but you know how that is.

So, classes start Wednesday, and two professors have posted assignments. I'll probably be doing those on...Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

You're on notice!

Make your own!

As seen at The Neutral Zone Trap.