First semester was rough. Quick recap: Had a few breakdowns through the semester, ended up breaking out into hives for 6 days right between my Torts and Contracts final which lead to an emergency room visit when I should’ve been studying, and in the end I had two B’s and a C. I’m totally ok with this. Am I dying on the inside over the C? Yes, I am. Will I get over it? Yes, I will. NBD.
This semester, I have Property, Civil Procedure, Lawyering Skills & Values, and Legal Study Skills.
-Property: I love my professor. She’s so sweet, and she’s from Boston and has a wicked cool accent and pronounces “idea” as “idear”. So cute. A lot of the information is familiar because I do some property stuff at work, but I’m still a little confused…especially since we’re heading into the dreaded Rule Against Perpetuities. Yikes.
-Civil Procedure: My professor has a lot of street cred in the legal world. He has done it all and seen it all, and he tells lots of stories to keep us entertained. The topic is pretty dry and hard to follow. I have a feeling I’ll be using lots of supplements. Oh, and my professor wears a bow tie every and drives a Porsche. Crazy.
-Lawyering Skills & Values: Had this last semester too with the same professor. Last semester is part one where we wrote memos and needed to be objective. This semester is our chance to argue. I like the case we’ve been given, but I’m nervous. Sometimes things seems unclear and one minute I feel behind and the next minute, I feel like I’m waiting for the next step so I can go ahead and get started on our first memo.
-Legal Study Skills: Took part one of this last semester, and this semester it’s more of a writing lab. Our instructor was a bar grader, so I’m really eager to get her feedback on our practice essays. I think I’m going to get a lot from this class. Really excited about it.
I’m also really getting involved this semester. I’m in a slew of student organizations and on the board for one of them. It’s really exciting, and I feel like I’m really settling into my surroundings. So that’s it for now. I’m already counting down to spring break!