Sunday, December 31, 2006

Law student new years resolutions

To be adopted by all, no exceptions, alterations, extensions, or objections allowed.
  1. I will remember that my fellow law students are human beings and treat them as such.
  2. I will not base my self-worth on my school's US News ranking or my firm's Vault ranking.
  3. I will recognize that the law is powerful and that I can aid those who are powerless, and will do so.
  4. I will make as much money as I can while doing something I enjoy.
  5. I will share outlines and notes freely and without prejudice.
  6. I will act ethically at all times.
  7. I will cultivate at least one interest or hobby outside of law school.
  8. I will party, travel, and relax as hard as I can and as often as I can, as this may be my last real chance to do so.
  9. I will not forget the big picture.
  10. I will remind myself daily that as bad as this might be, I am privileged to be here.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

An itch I don't want to scratch

I'm in this weird place where I don't know what to do with myself now that I'm done exams. It feels weird doing nothing, although this is what I did for the first 3 months of school, so I should be used to it. It's actually kind of scary. If I lose my skill as a slacker, what do I have left!?

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Sweet sweet freedom

The last exam is done! I love this feeling. It's like combining that post-orgasm sense of release with that post-indecent-exposure acquittal sense of relief I felt a few years back. I'm drained, sweaty, grateful. Giddy yet flaccid. A little surprised that it happened, and that it was over so quickly after all that buildup.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Another couple of exam tips for 1Ls

These came to mind as I tried to force a semester's worth of learning into my skull in the past 3 days.
  • Create a checklist of all the concepts you went over in class. When you have an issue spotting question, go through the list and see if anything applies. Professors want you to throw it all out there.
  • If you have a timed take-home exam, don't read the question, figure it's not too hard, and then watch Law and Order for 2 hours. Trust me.
  • If you really bomb, write an apology at the end. Everyone likes polite people.*
*I have friends that have actually done this. And it worked.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Updating the blogroll

I've been kind of absent from the law blog world lately, so if you have any good recommendations, or if you want me to add you to my links, drop me a comment or an email. Blog on!