Caught Up in the Whirlwind
ORIGINALLY POSTED 9/8/10–Whew! I have had a whirlwind of a day and have so much to tell you!
A Labor Day weekend it was—I labored for three days on my outlines. I am current on two and nearly there on the third. Friday I ran errands and worried because I got no studying done. However, last week was super busy so ultimately I was ok with taking the day off. I made up for it the rest of the weekend though with each day devoted to one subject; it was brutal. So much for a short week, it’s the same amount of work just shoved into less time!
Next Monday one of my student organizations is hosting Texas First Lady Anita Perry at the law school. We are hoping for a wonderful turn out, but getting there takes lots of planning. Fliers must be made and distributed, invitations printed, facilities reserved and logistics coordinated. I think it will be quite a notable event to have such a distinguished guest here and I am hoping that the whole law school community will take this opportunity to come hear her speak. I have to thank her office for being so gracious and the First Lady for taking time to come visit our school.
Update on my aunt’s case: I met with a lawyer in Austin and prepared a fully detailed notebook containing everything I’ve gathered about the accident. The attorney was visibly impressed with my work. He reviewed the liabilities of the case with me in detail; unlike he would a “regular” client. He figured that as a law student I’d be able to follow, which I did. His candor was refreshing. He ultimately declined the case because it was too far away, but he offered to refer it to other attorneys in San Antonio. By the time I got home from our meeting, I had two referrals, one of whom took the case. This attorney was also impressed with my work and as a result he’s invited me to sit second chair (i.e. “co-counsel”) at the trial. That’s pretty darned awesome!