Brand New Semester

ORIGINALLY POSTED 1/13/10–Hello Spring semester! What took you so long to get here? I am one semester away from being halfway done with law school. Whoohoo!! Even though I’m having a blast, it’s nice to see this milestone approaching.

I have to report that I completed several of my goals during the break: I finished my John Grisham novel, polished up my resume and writing samples, and applied for several internships. I’ll find out later this week if I got any interviews, so keep your fingers crossed because any one of these opportunities will allow me to stop commuting for the summer and stay home in Austin. Also, I applied for several that would allow me to work on constitutional law issues; my pulse quickens just thinking about that. (I say this even though our ConLaw grades from fall have not yet posted and I have no idea if ConLaw likes me as much as I like it, but at this point, let’s just assume that the feeling is mutual!) I’m going to be working diligently this semester to set up an exciting summer for myself and right now everything’s in flux which makes me very nervous.

Speaking of nervous…it’s first week with (of course) its share of seating chart stress; this is turning out to be a more widespread phenomenon than anyone let on at first. There are more of us out there. Thankfully, admitting this is a problem is the first step to recovery!

I’m taking Property II, Civil Procedure II, Wills & Estates, and 1st Amendment as my elective. I’ve designed a better schedule this semester and have built in lots of study time during the day. I’ve also decided that Friday is my review day for the week which will include outlining. Hopefully, keeping on top of the work will help me tie ideas together throughout the semester. I want to begin this semester with the end in mind and since I’ve put this out in my blog, I’ll feel guilty if I don’t follow through. You gotta love internal motivation!  All for now, I’m off to class.


About LegalTrenches

I graduated law school in May 2012 and have been blogging about my experience as a non-traditional student since my 2L year. I live over 200 miles from my law school and so I commuted two round trips a week from the beginning. I put almost 1000 miles a week on my car. Law school is crazy. It's even crazier as a non-traditional commuter student, but I wouldn't have had it any other way! I blogged my way through bar prep and sat for the July 2012 Texas Bar exam. Hopefully some of my experiences will help out those taking the bar exam after me. On Nov. 1, 2012, I received my bar results and became an officially licensed Texas lawyer! Follow me as I transition into the legal world as a brand new baby lawyer. I'll try to keep it light and promise to keep it real.

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