Hurry Up and Wait….
ORIGINALLY POSTED 2/24/10–The middle of the spring semester is a really weird time. There are so many things on the horizon: summer school (yes or no?), internship or job, spring break (catch up or relax?)—I feel like I’m in a perpetual state of “wait.” Except for classes that continue pressing forward daily, it’s a challenge to stay in the moment.
Last week I was offered an unpaid 6 week summer internship and I’m excited about that. I know you’re thinking, “excited” about working for free? While the internship is unpaid there are available avenues to get stipends. This weekend I’ll be working on my Fellowship application which is one way students can get funds for taking non-paid public interest jobs. So, what’s “exciting” about the offer is the opportunity be named as a Fellow and to learn about another area of the law in a new setting.
I also went on a second interview for another internship and got to meet all the attorneys in that office. As it turns out, I knew a couple of them in my life before law school which was a welcome surprise. I’d be happy with either placement so I’m hoping the dust will settle soon and things will start falling into place.
I was totally caught up outlining Property on Friday which lasted until Monday; now there’s more. I’m also trudging along in my other classes and treading water successfully. My CivPro professor has assigned a project to accompany our study of discovery. We’re in groups and have a fictional case for which we have to draft two forms of discovery. I know 1Ls didn’t do this last year, but I think it’s a great idea and will give us a chance to apply the things we’re learning in class.
This is Day 2 of the February bar exam; I’ve been thinking about and praying for my friends who are in the middle of the storm. The whole Texas Wesleyan Law community is pulling for our grads–best of luck to all of you! Make us proud!